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    Good brothers (and sisters),
    after examining my walk...I've noticed that TV has been somewhat of a stumbling block for me....its almost like a gateway drug. I used to see something too sultry on TV and then I wanted to hop on the INET...and maybe look to hard at some myspace profiles, until a popup comes, and then I'm hooked in...and etc (this used to be the reasoning in my head regarding the slippery slope) so I'm already sinning why not go all the way.

    But I noticed something it wasn't the Internet that has been the probelm for me (b/c I aproach the internet w/ complete holiness and w/ my armor on), but the TV.

    Seeing how many would say TV is a struggle for them and it should be cut out. Well I'm fasting from everything Television (I'll play some video games instead)! And taking 90% of that time and being productive w/ it. Idle hands....well you know the rest.

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    amen and i feel you! i am looking forward to moving into my new apt, where i wont have a tv and it wont be a temptation. very much a temptation to be slothful and not do things of eternal importance (be in the word, praying, witnessing, etc)

    good stuff

    also, when we expose ourselves to tv (same with secular music) it becomes a numbing agent! it doesnt seem so bad all that goes on, all the sin and godlessness... but when we remove the stimulus from us, and then try to go back after being away for a while we will be like

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    Quote Originally Posted by savedbygracealone
    also, when we expose ourselves to tv (same with secular music) it becomes a numbing agent! it doesnt seem so bad all that goes on, all the sin and godlessness... but when we remove the stimulus from us, and then try to go back after being away for a while we will be like
    I dig....never thought of it like that....but it really do numb you to the sin..and all of a sudden, your sin don't look that bad, but it still is sin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by savedbygracealone
    amen and i feel you! i am looking forward to moving into my new apt, where i wont have a tv and it wont be a temptation. very much a temptation to be slothful and not do things of eternal importance (be in the word, praying, witnessing, etc)

    good stuff

    also, when we expose ourselves to tv (same with secular music) it becomes a numbing agent! it doesnt seem so bad all that goes on, all the sin and godlessness... but when we remove the stimulus from us, and then try to go back after being away for a while we will be like

    100% truth!

    I have never been a T.V. dude, I hate T.V. it's a waste of time to me.


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    wow, I have been thinking about this issue for a while now, and TV really isn't healthy to watch unless the programing is totally spirit filled and God related. Eveything else is pretty much trashy and filled with things of the sinful nature. It seems like almost every tv show disrepects God in some form or fashion, with the jokes, demeaning comments about Him, and I get really offended, but not enough to turn the station, so I now there is a problem there. Even my favorite show, Girlfriends, I am starting to fill funny about watching, it is too runchy(sp) and blasphemous(sp), I am starting to fill convicted about the show, although I love to watch it, I need to constantly be on guard.

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    let me reword something....I'm not fasting, just getting rid of it. It might not be a struggle for others, but I'm just trying to press into purity you dig?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psalmist
    let me reword something....I'm not fasting, just getting rid of it. It might not be a struggle for others, but I'm just trying to press into purity you dig?
    wow... ...that's dope homie... You're not watchin sports either?

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuietSavedbySermonzfareal
    wow... ...that's dope homie... You're not watchin sports either?
    I agree. Praise God for direction. I wish I could toss ours out, but I can't. I can only press on for myself....but i think I would miss football(would have to start buying tickets and actually leaving my house...lol)

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    good move. it'll do alot of us much good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuietSavedbySermonzfareal
    wow... ...that's dope homie... You're not watchin sports either?
    nope....just the Christian channel.
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    I haven't had cable since the middle of 2004 but I still have a TV set. I like to watch the local news and some of the Sunday news programs. I've cut back on certain kinds of movies. I still watch my favorite movies/shows on DVD. I think I've seen the first season of Good Times at least 200 times.

    Sometimes I move my TV out of my bedroom sometimes. It's so peaceful to go to sleep in complete silence and to wake up in complete silence. It also keeps me from trying to study the word with the TV on.

    I'd say it's a good idea to cut out the cable at least for a while. If you are a reality tv junkie like I was, it very easy to get caught up in the nonsense that happens on some of the shows. I like not feeling the urge to rush home to catch a program on the set.

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    I've spent 2 years in college and I still don't have a TV. I'm not much of a TV person - I prefer to read books instead. I only watch TV when I'm over at people's houses. Seriously.

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    Bro,

    This is a good post. I am going to do the same. TV is the biggest struggle I have. There are many more productive things I could do with that time. Thanks for this post, bro.

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    feel you family....but its more than counterproductive:
    its desenitizing us to sin
    its destroying our purity w/ hints of the popular world view
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    I'm not too much of a tv watcher. I do keep my tv on TLC, Discovery Channel, etc. I like reality type tv (not MTV and VH1 though! )
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    T.v is a waste of time not worth watching anymore
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psalmist
    Good brothers (and sisters),
    after examining my walk...I've noticed that TV has been somewhat of a stumbling block for me....its almost like a gateway drug. I used to see something too sultry on TV and then I wanted to hop on the INET...and maybe look to hard at some myspace profiles, until a popup comes, and then I'm hooked in...and etc (this used to be the reasoning in my head regarding the slippery slope) so I'm already sinning why not go all the way.

    But I noticed something it wasn't the Internet that has been the probelm for me (b/c I aproach the internet w/ complete holiness and w/ my armor on), but the TV.

    Seeing how many would say TV is a struggle for them and it should be cut out. Well I'm fasting from everything Television (I'll play some video games instead)! And taking 90% of that time and being productive w/ it. Idle hands....well you know the rest.

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    TV is such a big instructional tool today, used for good and evil.
    What I watch mostly are sports, cartoons, news, and whatever I need help for at the moment (food for wifey, shed for backyard etc.).

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    Quote Originally Posted by thankfull
    I'm not too much of a tv watcher. I do keep my tv on TLC, Discovery Channel, etc. I like reality type tv (not MTV and VH1 though! )
    discovery channel isn't the same anymore i dont like it they have some sick stuff on there.. it use too be good
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