I wish I had time to write! Not just on the blog, but anything: articles, e-mails, et al. — I have not managed my time too well recently, and much work has piled up, I’m afraid. So forgive this fairly commentary-free post, but I know that some out there will be interested in this news but might otherwise miss it.
According to the AP, a recent study suggests that when teens watch racy TV programs they have higher odds of becoming pregnant or, in the case of boys, making others pregnant. I know the “kids are smart enough to distinguish between fact and fantasy” crowd out there may think the study is rigged, but they are free to look into it, themselves. On my part, I figure this one can be filed under the “Duh” category (in fact, I think I will add a “Duh” category to this blog for such stories), but — still — it is nice to see science backing up common sense in a day when, sadly, common sense isn’t so “common” anymore.
The apostle Paul said long ago: “Evil company corrupts good habits” (1 Cor. 15:33). The people we allow into our homes to spend time with our children are their companions, whether they are flesh and blood or electron and pixel.
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P.S. (Warning: Sarcasm ahead.)
For parents out there who are worried that their teens are not interested enough in morally repugnant television programs that will encourage them to abandon good values, lower their standards, and degrade themselves without restraint or compunction, the author of the original Sex and the City book is now creating a line of novels for teens to help them long all the more to become like cable TV’s favorite harlot heroine.
Also, if you’re less interested in promiscuous attitudes and more interested in desensitizing them to acts of bloodshed and instilling within them violent, psychopathic tendencies, you might consider the exciting world of video games! Features such as Manhunt 2 on the Wii, which lets you physically act out the gruesome acts of slaughter you are virtually committing and watching on screen, should be a real help. In fact, you might be able to accelerate the corruption of your teenager’s mind even faster and more thoroughly than if you left him to watch violent movies, alone. How about that!
(End of sarcasm.)
Seriously: Pray for our children — not only that they will be able to navigate through all this world has to “offer” but also that they are able to deal with the world that will surround them in the years to come that has been programmed in horrible ways we are observing today.