Thursday, June 25, 2009

I'm bothered...

So, I have been evaluating some of the things I watch and have been trying to decide what is best for me to be putting in my mind each day. Okay, so I love to watch Grey's Anatomy, the Bachelorette and occasionally will watch one of the ridiculous MTV shows- not some of the most upstanding moral shows out there...but really what shows do show strong moral character these days?
Really, I don't support any of the ideas displayed in these shows, yet find them what does that say about me? I don't agree with the homosexual lifestyle, yet it's right in my face each week watching Grey's really by watching- I am supporting it? I know that as a Christian I can be "in the world" and not "of the world"- so does that make it okay to support these types of shows by watching them- I am not sure. I would like to say that they don't affect me, and mostly they do not, but I will say that I am probably a little more desensitized to immoral behavior from my exposure to these shows...however, I can also watch these shows and think I would never do that or that is so ridiculous!
So, I still don't know the answer to this- if I take it back to scripture I am challenged because in Phil 4:8 it says, "whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy- think on such things..."- so do I turn of the TV all together? I know we have the Holy Spirit to prompt us on things where is the balance in all of this? Just something I've been thinking about...would love to hear any thoughts??

1 comment:

  1. gee, staci. thanks for writing something all spiritual after what i wrote about yesterday! :) just kidding. i think this is a great topic and probably something many of us think of quite often. i think the ol' "if in doubt, don't" could apply here. i've made it now 2 seasons without watching GA (for different reasons), and i've survived. i definitely don't think this is a black and white issue, and those are the kinds i prefer!