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Post by Luther on Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:28 pm

When one of the attendees to our church converted, we had a big bonfire for their TV.


Thoughts?
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Post by War Doctor on Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:35 pm

Mostly why? I don't think there's anything wrong with TV and even if you thought there was why not sell it and donate the money to charity?
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Post by Luther on Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:13 pm

The majority of the content is evil. Why should I wish others to fall into it's dangers?
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Post by War Doctor on Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:34 pm

The majority of the content on the internet is evil, even worse than a TV actually, why haven't you burned your computer? 

Also you don't need to subscribe to TV channels, you could use it to watch movies that you pick.
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Post by Luther on Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:08 pm

Computer can be a tool and completely controlled. TV is /just/ entertainment
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Post by War Doctor on Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:56 am

You could play an educational video on a TV but are you saying any entertainment is wrong? 

Also you can completely control a TV.
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Post by kait on Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:45 pm

How can you control what you see and do on the Internet but somehow can't control what you see and do on a TV?
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Post by Luther on Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:07 am

Because I choose specifically what I want to enter into my Internet chrome search bar. 

The TV flashes images, and ads that I can't do to much about, other than the on or off feature.
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Post by War Doctor on Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:14 am

You don't need to have cable or satellite on your TV, you can just use it to play videos. But in any case back to another question; is entertainment bad?
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Post by Luther on Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:47 pm

Define entertainment.
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Post by War Doctor on Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:09 pm

Doing something just because it's enjoyable and may not serve a pragmatic purpose.
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Post by Farmer on Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:28 pm

As far as controlling a computer or TV, A person can put a very strict filter on a computer that is nearly impossible to bypass. at that point the internet is nothing more than a tool. I have never heard of a way to filter a TV so that it is only a tool. If you could I don't see the purpose of having one at that time because a computer could do anything it could.

I totally agree with Luther that the main purpose of a TV is entertainment.
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Post by War Doctor on Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:18 pm

You make a good point, there's pretty much nothing a TV could do that a computer couldn't. But that still doesn't answer my question of is entertainment a bad thing? I mean would you not watch a movie or TV show, and by TV show I mean the DVDs with none of the ads, on your computer?
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Post by Luther on Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:26 pm

I believe that entertainment should be similar to recreation which means to "re create or re-new" so if entertainment is damaging, than it's to be avoided. If it's not building us up, it's not helping, therefore wrong.
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Post by War Doctor on Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:53 am

What kind of entertainment would build us up?
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Post by Luther on Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:20 pm

Entertainment that gives glory to God, that's not defiling. This shouldn't be hard to figure out. 

But yes, TV's are evil.
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Post by War Doctor on Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:46 pm

Well please bear with me then as I am still confused, maybe if you give me some examples of the entertainment you partake of that gives glory to God? 

It seems to me that the content shown on TVs are good or evil, the TV itself is just a box of glass, plastic, and electronics.
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Post by Luther on Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:15 pm

I enjoy nature or science documentary's. It's entertaining, yet at the same time beneficial as one can focus on God's creation. 

That is true. And yet without those factors the content could not be shown.
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Post by War Doctor on Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:17 pm

Well you're right, it's not very hard to figure out. It's just a very narrow selection of "acceptable" entertainment. 

True.... but the same could be said of your computer monitor you could get all the content your TV could ever get and more. A TV and computer monitor are pretty much the same device.
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Post by Luther on Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:21 pm

Computers originally were not designed for much more than computing... which by the way, is not watching entertainment. But point taken.
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Post by War Doctor on Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:42 pm

So to expand the topic to entertainment in general would something like checkers be acceptable entertainment?
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Post by Luther on Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:12 pm

As long as it's kept within limits. Even checkers can be used in a wrong way.
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Post by Sola Scriptura on Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:14 pm

Personally no just no. CHECKERS has been played in VERY sinful places. don't make me go there...
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Post by War Doctor on Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:31 pm

How would checkers be used in a bad way?
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Post by SirWhit on Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:28 pm

Checkers have been played in awful places. Let's not play checkers.

Cars have been used to kill people. Let's not use cars.

People have killed in the name of the Bible and done all sorts of messed up stuff in its name. Let's not be Christians.

Do you see the problem here?

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