April 24, 2005 by Isaac Hovet
This week (April 25–May 1) is national turn the TV off week.
We have all wasted time, energy, etc watching too much TV. Some of us serve the TV more than anything else in our lives. The typical (American) actual priority list probably looks like this:
- Work (we have to get $$$ to support our lavish lifestyles)
- Entertainment (we have to spend the $$$ on something) – this category includes TV, etc . . .
- Addictions – This can include TV. Also, rich food, consumption, sex, anger.
- Day care – (This has to be above family)
- Family (this is generous placement)
- God (more of an afterthought really)
You know what is scary? Much of the time my priority list looks just like this one.
Question – Why aren’t churches pushing this more? Are we so sold on the lie of TV and consumerism and greed and waste and laziness? This campaign is sponsored by non-religious people who see the waste. Lets join them in their plea.
Not because it is Christian.
Not because God said so.
But because it is right (which is inclusive of both God and Christianity . . . in theory anyway)
Let your friends and family know about this week.
And don’t be a regular schmuck and watch TV this week.