In this topic, I propose to discuss what standard, if any, should Christian Radio and Television be held up to. In a free country, people are of course allowed to believe and say virtually anything they want.
What standard, if any, should Christian radio and TV be held to?
I think they should emulate NPR. That is to say, they should be commercial free, supported by listeners and other donors.
At one time, I listened to a Christian radio station while driving to work. And there were lots of advertisements. Some of the ads seemed to be from sleazy outfits. When people listen to Christian radio, they don't expect to be scammed. The safest way is to keep the station commercial free.
Note: I stopped listening when they switch to become a rock music station. This suggests that it was really always about money.
Note2: When I suggest emulating NPR, I am talking only about the support model. Obviously the programming and content would be different.
Fundamentalism - the anti-American, anti-Christian branch of American Christianity
I didn't mean to imply that that's all I do. I read lots of different articles on a wide variety of topics.
I listen to lots of other radio too...songs of every type. What I meant to imply was that if I want to be spiritually fed, I listen to NIV on tape rather than some canned sermon.
And lately, I have been out quite a bit. Im doing a show on Blog TV. I am mentoring several gang kids. I go to counseling classes. I hit the health club up 3 times a week. And I never forget to visit my dear Mom, though she still does the cooking.
What do you do? We'll just do that. You prefer pipes, joints, edibles?
and we could go check out some of Denvers comedy clubs.
You guys have a great comedy scene out in Denver. I have a few friends from there and one friend that does comedy there now. We can do that, sure thing. No bible on tape though. We listen to one thing and one thing only: gangsta rap
While I wont yet go so far as to vilify Joel Osteen, I will point out that niceness is not a fruit of the Spirit. Comments?
Add by edit: The Christians also vilify same sex marriage. I will state publically that I believe that some men are attracted to their own gender, but I will also add that the purpose of such attraction is not to commune in the flesh with another man. The purpose of the attraction is, in my opinion, to minister spiritually to other men. That being said, I do not believe that any authoritarian institution, be it government or church, has the right nor duty to legislate morality. That is between us as individuals and GOD, creator of all seen and unseen...knowable only through His Son, Jesus.
That being said, I do not believe that any authoritarian institution, be it government or church, has the right nor duty to legislate morality. That is between us as individuals and GOD, creator of all seen and unseen...knowable only through His Son, Jesus.
So this all just an excuse to preach? What you feel or believe has nothing to do with the topic, so why do you feel the need to preach?
Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts
"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.