Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mike D'Avria recently did some research on the message that most TV programs are pushing. As you can guess, sex is the most popular and he notes that there is always at least one character on each show that brags about their numerous sexual conquests. What he uncovered is that the show with the highest number of sexual liaisons was Friends. It seems the cast of friends had at least 85 different partners. Remember, this is only six people. By the way, these are the partners we saw on the show. It doesn't even touch the ones they had prior to the show's beginning. Now that is really alarming in itself. Worse still, they never talked about what can happen as a result of all of this sex, in this case outside of marriage. A 2008 study published in the American Journal of Pediatrics highlighted this fact and said that Friends is noted for “glamorizing sex while hardly mentioning its downsides, such as pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.” If you remember, Friends did not come on at 9:00 or 10:00 p.m. No, it was in the prime time, early enough to catch even the youngest of children before they had to go to bed. Another interesting point to remember about this show; the cast was notorious for negotiating salary increases as a unit and typically were some of the highest earners on TV at the time. So not only did they glorify pre-marital sex but they made a fortune doing it. This quest for wealth at all costs is really nauseating. It reveals a terrible fact about our current society. People forget about their principles as soon as the money is flashed before them. The Bible says that the love of money is the root of all evil in 1 Timothy 6:10. People are enticed by all of money's promises to bring them the desires of their heart. They forget, as the Israelites did many times on their journeys, that God is all you need to be happy. God will provide our daily bread. In this version of the world, most of us have food and clothing, a house and car, a job and many things yet we are still seeking more. Look to the Light for everything you need. Jesus died so that we could have eternal life. That promise to come should be your comfort. Isn't that enough to satisfy even the most greedy person?