Re: Chaplains Corner
And speaking of TV and the problems with it, that goes along with my thought for today:
I prefer to get my news unbiased. To some, that might mean I use CNN. Others might say that would be MSNBC. Others, FOX. Someone else might think that means CBS, ABC, or the Drudge Report on the internet. All of these would be wrong. In the mass-media age, journalism is more than the transmission of neutral information: It traffics in the kind of information and spectacle calculated to embarrass Western leaders.
But the media don't confine themselves to embarrassing politicians: They also work to create shame about Western history, traditions, and institutions. Have you ever wondered how many important news stories were left on the cutting room floor when everyone decided to air the spectacle of Arnold Schwarzenegger's affair?'
Not only our vices but our virtues and values are eligible for assault. Old sexual mores come under fire as much as segregation laws. Christianity is represented as dogmatic, obtuse, repressive: The Pope too is convicted of "gaffes." Bizarre phenomena like lesbian nuns are treated not as screwballs but as legitimate protesters against harsh restrictions. Every malcontent, no matter how wrong, is represented to us as a victim.
Isaiah 59:14-15 (KJV); "And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment."
I solve the news issue this way: I get my news from every source I can possibly find, then I discard that which is sensationalist in nature. I determine this by checking up on some of the “facts” presented, and thus can eliminate such stories as the claim made by ALL media of a rash of black church burnings a few years ago. In checking the statistics, I found that there was no difference, per capita, between the number of black church fires and white church fires. I also discovered that the rate had NOT increased at the time of the sensationalist reporting.
what little bit remains after such discarding is, in all likelihood, legitimate news.
God bless each of you!!
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.