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Cakes, pie, pastry, sweets, sodas are good. We all love them. If we just follow our natural inclinations, do whatever we like, let base appetite rule, we would do as a great many people do --- eat them all the time, without restraint. And if we do that, most likely, we will eventually pay the price in health problems. In excess they subtly, over time, do us harm. They act like a poison. Would one knowingly consume something that he knew to be poisonous to him just because it tasted good? Don't people do that all the time? How about the habits of smoking or drinking? Reason and prudence don't rule with most people. Base appetite and inclination rules. There is another habit that is harmful to man. What is that? Watching television. Smoking, drinking, excess consumption of sweets is poison to the body. Watching television in our modern day is poison to the soul. At least here in America. Why is that? It is so because television projects the outlooks, attitudes and values of the screen writers, actors and producers of the programs. And the screen writers, actors and producers in our modern western societies tend to be of liberal outlook, on the very leading edge in moral corruption, atheism and godlessness. They project their degenerate, immoral, godless outlooks and attitudes in their works and the masses of the society sit for hours in front of their TV sets ingesting it all. You become what you eat and the masses are voracious eaters. They don't know they are being spiritually deceived and duped at the cost of their own soul. They don't realize that they live in a world ruled by that most articulate of all liars, Satan. They just imbibe, absorb and believe. And why shouldn't they? With little or no spiritual foundation, they don't know the truth. They don't know moral lie when they hear it. One assertion is as plausible as another. One outlook and viewpoint is as good as another. And what they hear appeals to their base appetites and inclinations. It is like eating sweets. They consume it with gusto. It all justifies their lowest instincts. The television programs year after year, a little at a time, desensitize the population to immorality and wickedness, pushing moral standards lower and lower. Homosexuality is portrayed as acceptable. Sexual immorality is glamorized. Obscenity is the new norm. In this way, the screen writers, actors and producers are leaders leading the population down that broad road that Jesus referred to when he warned against the broad road and in favor of the narrow road. Like credulous sheep the masses just blindly follow, oblivious to the eternal consequence. In addition to all this, in a society that reveres science, the field of psychiatry, purporting to be scientific and authoritative, lends its support and "credentials" to the modern atheistic, humanistic outlook. Products of a degenerate culture, they use their social status and weight to support godless, moral degeneracy. And the politicians all follow. The government follows. And the schools follow. And the population is led down into the moral abyss, starting with the school children. In all of this the population finds itself in direct conflict with the teachings of Christianity. And in response Christianity is either twisted into something that conforms to their moral degeneracy --- some degenerate, apostate form of Christianity --- or is perceived as erroneous, radical and unacceptable, an enemy of truth (their truth). Aug 2010 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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