Actor Jack Black Prays to Satan on MTV
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(10-23-2009, 07:48 PM)Bonifacius Wrote:
(10-23-2009, 07:27 PM)DesperatelySeeking Wrote:
(10-22-2009, 08:37 PM)StrictCatholicGirl Wrote: Anyway, sorry for being out of the loop but I haven't had a TV since 1999.

A Fish for that.....there are even fewer no-TVers than Trad Catholics.  None for me since '95.  Isn't it GREAT?

You ever watch any TV shows, reruns, or broadcasts on Youtube or Hulu?

Oh, yeah, we have a TV - mostly just a monitor for the Blu-ray player, though....go Netflix!!  We get plenty of TV series on disc from them.

Just can't stand watching "whatever's on" - and when you visit someone with a Dish or FIOS or AT&T's U-Verse, and they are paying some ungodly amount of money a month for premium TV services....what do you hear them say?......"there's nothing on.". 
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(10-22-2009, 06:30 PM)DeusVult Wrote: Those who don't believe in God and Satan don't really tend to take them very seriously.

God and Satan believe in them.
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#23
I've found that when trads say they're anti-TV, they usually refer to the constant stream of uncontrolled media from channels, rather than the box itself, which is a neutral piece of technology.

I consider myself an anti-TV trad, despite having a HDTV that's bigger than my armspan and a Playstation 3/Blu-ray player. I decided to be anti-TV after I realized how much my siblings imitate what they see on the boob tube and how it's turned them into zombies.

Though when I was a kid, I learned things about Shakespeare from "Gargoyles", and how the government worked via C-SPAN. But I was a dork.
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(10-23-2009, 07:27 PM)DesperatelySeeking Wrote:
(10-22-2009, 08:37 PM)StrictCatholicGirl Wrote: Anyway, sorry for being out of the loop but I haven't had a TV since 1999.

A Fish for that.....there are even fewer no-TVers than Trad Catholics.  None for me since '95.  Isn't it GREAT?

Thank you for the fish and yes it is great. People don't realize the difference in their lives until the TV is out of it. I love the sanity, the calm, the quietude - the beautiful absence of noise both external and internal. Now I must admit I got the Internet about the same time I threw out the TV so my form of entertainment was switched. BUT.. (and this is a big but), there is no comparison between the TV and the Internet as far as control. I have found it much easier to click off an offensive page on the Internet that it was to walk over and turn the television off. We tend to keep the TV running in the background all day long even when we're not watching it - and we allow the rapid succession of violent and sexual images and sounds to continously invade our minds until we become totally de-sensitized. I can tell you that when I now visit my daughter's house - and they have their television going 24/7 - I can barely sit there. I get so nervous. I ask them to turn it off just for an hour so I can visit. And if we happen to watch a movie or the six o'clock news I find myself dying of embarrassment or shock. Getting rid of the TV has totally UN-desensitized me and it's a wonderful feeling!!

- Lisa
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(10-23-2009, 11:25 PM)The_Harlequin_King Wrote: I've found that when trads say they're anti-TV, they usually refer to the constant stream of uncontrolled media from channels, rather than the box itself, which is a neutral piece of technology.

I consider myself an anti-TV trad, despite having a HDTV that's bigger than my armspan and a Playstation 3/Blu-ray player. I decided to be anti-TV after I realized how much my siblings imitate what they see on the boob tube and how it's turned them into zombies.

Though when I was a kid, I learned things about Shakespeare from "Gargoyles", and how the government worked via C-SPAN. But I was a dork.

Right with you. My TV is used mostly for watching old classic movies which are my favorite and the News. My one vice is the Tudors.
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(10-24-2009, 01:10 AM)Baskerville Wrote: My one vice is the Tudors.

ME TOO.
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(10-24-2009, 01:45 AM)The_Harlequin_King Wrote:
(10-24-2009, 01:10 AM)Baskerville Wrote: My one vice is the Tudors.

ME TOO.

Oh yeah. That show is great lots of innacuracies  but a lot of fun(I love how Henry VIII looks like Elvis and not an overweight middle aged man.) I dont have show time anymore so the final season I'll have to wait for it to come out on DVD. I am so glad they are going to cover Henry's whole reign or at least from late Katherine of A to Katherine P.
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#28
The Tudors...so sexy and yet so totally immoral, bloodthirsty, backstabbing and sadly, true.

MTV literally exploits the desire for heaven in their advertising. Most of it is either otherworldly in appearance or about people being power hungry and killing each other.

MTV CANADA IS LOCATED IN THE MASONIC TEMPLE.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masonic_Temple_(Toronto)
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(10-24-2009, 10:54 PM)spera Wrote: The Tudors...so sexy and yet so totally immoral, bloodthirsty, backstabbing and sadly, true.

MTV literally exploits the desire for heaven in their advertising. Most of it is either otherworldly in appearance or about people being power hungry and killing each other.

MTV CANADA IS LOCATED IN THE MASONIC TEMPLE.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masonic_Temple_(Toronto)

You know even when I was in High school I always thought MTV was dumb. Just a bunch of fame hungry Posers.
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(10-23-2009, 11:31 PM)StrictCatholicGirl Wrote:
(10-23-2009, 07:27 PM)DesperatelySeeking Wrote:
(10-22-2009, 08:37 PM)StrictCatholicGirl Wrote: Anyway, sorry for being out of the loop but I haven't had a TV since 1999.

A Fish for that.....there are even fewer no-TVers than Trad Catholics.  None for me since '95.  Isn't it GREAT?

Thank you for the fish and yes it is great. People don't realize the difference in their lives until the TV is out of it. I love the sanity, the calm, the quietude - the beautiful absence of noise both external and internal. Now I must admit I got the Internet about the same time I threw out the TV so my form of entertainment was switched. BUT.. (and this is a big but), there is no comparison between the TV and the Internet as far as control. I have found it much easier to click off an offensive page on the Internet that it was to walk over and turn the television off. We tend to keep the TV running in the background all day long even when we're not watching it - and we allow the rapid succession of violent and sexual images and sounds to continously invade our minds until we become totally de-sensitized. I can tell you that when I now visit my daughter's house - and they have their television going 24/7 - I can barely sit there. I get so nervous. I ask them to turn it off just for an hour so I can visit. And if we happen to watch a movie or the six o'clock news I find myself dying of embarrassment or shock. Getting rid of the TV has totally UN-desensitized me and it's a wonderful feeling!!

- Lisa

I do watch TV less than I used to, but I still find myself turning it on sometimes for no particular reason (and watching whatever's on). But I am getting better... my one vice is Lie to Me.

Hopefully I can reverse the effects of desensitization.

Ora pro me.
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