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Any opinons on Society's transformation over the years of your life?

Posted Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at 6:41 AM

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)

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I am not religious, but once society gives up, then the nation fails. I remember being able to watch TV with my children without any worries if they are going to see nudity, sex, or commercials that aren't appropriate.

For an example, for the past few years we have watched America's Got Talent. There have been some acts where I have had to change the channel do to "their talent". But the show has gone down hill from there. Starting at 7pm, there is nothing on TV for children except for Disney channel if you have regular cable. You do not have access to cable/satellite, then there is nothing that is family friendly. Try it tonight, even if you do not have children. See how many shows are on, that you would allow a child under the age of 13 to watch.

As for clothing, I never have to worry about my kids dressing inappropriately. But, I am so tired of seeing children dressing as if they should be standing on a corner for money. Parents cannot claim that they do not know that their children dress that way, because they purchase it for them. But the pants seem to drop lower and lower and skirts and shorts seem to be shrinking. It won't be long until kids start trying to dress like Miley did this past weekend, with just a jacket and a pair of shoes.

-- Posted by -Beth- on Tue, May 22, 2012, at 11:21 AM

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