Beth asked these questions on a blog post I wrote asking for topics.
"Why society feels the need to put trash-laced TV shows on. What happened to wholesome shows instead of shows that constantly depict sex and nudity?"
I used to watch Two & a Half Men but it has slid to such lows that even I as an adult find it repulsive. I caught the last 5 minutes last night and sure am glad that I am not trying to explain to my child what some of the references were about.
TV Guide evaluation of the top 10 shows as of this week: American Idol, NCIS Big Bang Theory Voice, Person of Interest X Factor, Revenge Bones Dancing with the Stars Modern Family Grey's Anatomy. Since I have not seen all of these, I won't make a judgment, but ....... can you judge their content and value?
*Why I have to endure seeing someone's bum hanging out of their pants while I am out shopping? Why parents are no longer teaching their children how to dress properly and instead let them wear clothing that is way too small or way too low?!?
Just last night there was a story about a man following a 16 year old and using a camera inappropriately. Of course they did not interview the girl but they did mention that she was wearing a miniskirt. Was that appropriate for a 16 year old? Was it asking for attention? Granted, the man was wrong for his actions, but if you dangle a prize in front of a predator, should you be that surprised if it attracts them?
In Christian and Islamic traditions, Sodom and Gomorrah have become synonymous with impenitent sin, and those cities' fall with a proverbial manifestation of God's wrath. I am sure other religions have similar stories, although maybe not these two cities.
"The decline of the Roman Empire refers to the gradual societal collapse of the Western Roman Empire. Many theories of causality prevail, but most concern the disintegration of political, economic, military, and other social institutions, in tandem with foreign invasions and usurpers from within the empire." (Wikipedia)