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AstroMike
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Message 1 of 82 (41745)
05-29-2003 9:30 PM


http://www.jesus-is-lord.com/pet.htm

This strikes me as being very extremist.

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Message 2 of 82 (41748)
05-29-2003 9:40 PM
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05-29-2003 9:30 PM


Scary.
Bigoted.
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Message 3 of 82 (41751)
05-29-2003 9:53 PM


Move and title modification
Thread moved here from the The Bible: Accuracy and Inerrancy forum.

I also modified the topic title, adding the "(The evil of television?)" part.

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Message 4 of 82 (41753)
05-29-2003 10:10 PM
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05-29-2003 9:40 PM


Certainly a rather extremist perspective, but may well be a lot of truth in it also. I have a lot of dubious TV available to me, and I only have what's available via broadcast (no cable or satalite dish).

And a perhaps not unrelated side comment - The Dubya administration, via the FCC, is trying to let the control of TV be concentrated into the hands of even fewer people. In case you don't already know, the head of the FCC, whose first name I don't recall, has the last name of Powell. As in being Colon Powell's nephew.

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Added by edit - Pay no attention to that "Ad" in front of the "minnemooseus". This was intended as a non-admin message.

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AstroMike
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Message 5 of 82 (41788)
05-30-2003 12:23 PM
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05-29-2003 9:40 PM


quote:
Scary.
Bigoted.

That's what I thought. I'm sure many Christians would disagree with this thing.

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Message 6 of 82 (41806)
05-30-2003 4:49 PM
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05-30-2003 12:23 PM


Bigoted?

Maybe I didn't read that article close enough. (I admit I only skimmed it.) What was bigoted about it?

Personally, I totally understand why the guy would say what he said.

Imagine living in such a way that you really did ask yourself after a show, "Did this show enhance my relationship with and commitment to God?"

I really don't know how any Christian, who believes that the greatest command is to "love God with all your soul, strength, heart, and mind," could have a problem with this guy's "heart."

Now, I realize NosyNed isn't a Christian, but I am curious about what's "bigoted" about that article. Scary I understand, but it seems consistent with "loving God with all your strength" from a Christian mindset. Is that bigoted?


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Message 7 of 82 (41811)
05-30-2003 5:04 PM
Reply to: Message 6 by truthlover
05-30-2003 4:49 PM


Here are some quotes from the site in question:
quote:

profanity, blasphemy, obscenity, violence, loose, low-life living, nudity, perversion and so on

rock music, drug parties, wife-swapping, sodomite steam baths, mixed swimming, nude shows,

palpable leftist, liberal slant to the point one could wonder if Moscow sometimes prepares the newscasts


Now I happen to in a general way agree with the overall assessment of the quality of tv. I also most strongly agree with selected bits listed above.

However, "mixed swimming"? "rock music"? "leftist liberal slant"?

A strong 'hint' of homophobia.

I read a bit more into that than you might think is there. But if we talked for awhile to the writer I think I may have hit closer to the truth with the tag "bigot" than any other.


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Message 8 of 82 (41826)
05-31-2003 12:49 AM


What exactly IS mixed swimming?? Sounds innocent enough.
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Message 9 of 82 (41831)
05-31-2003 1:36 AM
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05-31-2003 12:49 AM


Sounds innocent enough

You just don't have as good an imagination as I do.
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crashfrog
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Message 10 of 82 (41832)
05-31-2003 2:10 AM
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05-31-2003 12:49 AM


What exactly IS mixed swimming?? Sounds innocent enough.

I guess they're referring to men and women swimming together. I guess if you believe that no man should ever see a woman's figure or any hint of her body before he's married to one, that could be a bad thing.

I guess if you want a society of bad lovers and women in burhkas, that makes sense. Me, bring on the bikinis! And premarital sex, too. You strict-types don't know what you're missing! Especially you unmarried ones.


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Gzus
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Message 11 of 82 (41841)
05-31-2003 10:52 AM
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05-31-2003 2:10 AM


I have a feeling that Phillip the nun will be visiting shortly
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Message 12 of 82 (41846)
05-31-2003 11:35 AM
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05-31-2003 10:52 AM


Seems a bit harsh, don't you think?
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truthlover
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Message 13 of 82 (41868)
05-31-2003 8:35 PM
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05-30-2003 5:04 PM


I missed the reference to mixed swimming, because it was in the midst of a list, and I wasn't analyzing the list. I always expect anyone like that writer to be anti-Rock Music. I wouldn't allow my kids to go to a rock concert or listen to most rock bands, either, so I'd be with him on the rock music, anyway.

Somehow I also missed the Moscow preparing the news thing. That was pretty funny. That's definitely bigoted.

Actually, I guess it's a little funny that mixed swimming is right between nude shows and sodomite steam baths. Wow.


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Gzus
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Message 14 of 82 (41908)
06-01-2003 10:08 AM
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05-31-2003 11:35 AM


Got something against nuns?
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Message 15 of 82 (41976)
06-02-2003 4:43 PM
Reply to: Message 14 by Gzus
06-01-2003 10:08 AM


I think it's a terrible shame that they're depriving us of opportunities
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