Unplug Your Brain from the TV MatrixWritten by Katherine Westphal
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In that sense it is also like a dream. While dreaming, a person cannot tell that they are merely dreaming and their thoughts do not carry into ‘real world’. The difference with dreaming and television is that in dreaming dreamer, at least his or her subconscious, is actually in control. With television, media and broadcasting companies, and their executives, are in full control - at least, until someone turns off TV.
Furthermore, more TV a person watches, more logical side of brain will atrophy. The more a person’s critical thinking atrophies, more he or she will lose touch with real world. The more that person loses touch with real world, more vulnerable they will be to manipulation and more dependent they will be on television to tell them what to think, do, and say.
So, unplug your brain from TV. A whole new life awaits you, a real life, a life that you will create. What happens after that is up to you. As Neo says at end of The Matrix, “I’m not here to tell you how this is going to end. I’m here to tell you how it's going to begin”.
Let it begin.
Sources: "Television: Opiate of Masses" by Wes Moore (http://www.cognitiveliberty.org/5jcl/5JCL59.htm) "TV Alters Brainwaves" by Michael Ballard (http://www.corporations.org/media/tv.html)
Katherine Westphal is the creator of TrashYourTV.com, a website dedicated to helping individuals and families find fun and easy ways to reduce or eliminate TV from their lives. Are you addicted to TV? Take our quiz to find out: http://www.trashyourtv.com/survey.
Why do some hate more than others? (B)Written by Terry Dashner
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Why do we kill each other? The first great work of history, Thucydides’ History of Peloponnesian War, written in fifth century B.C. E., is an analysis dedicated to discussing why men fight. Thucydides did not ask whether war was right or wrong. To him, war was a fact of life—men fight for survival. The author’s message was that if one fights, one risks death; but country that refuses to fight will undergo death as penalty.
Then again ancient Book of all books, Bible, states something similar to Thucydides’ philosophy when it says, “There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven—“(3:1) In verse eight of same chapter it continues, “…A time for war and a time for peace” (Ecclesiastes 3:8b). There is no explanation why, only fact stated as truth.
I’ll close this document by quoting Mr. Strauss one more time. “Democracy and capitalism are shared values, and, when combined with an ever-increasing interdependent economic system, it is rarely in interest of one such country to harm another because net result will be a diminution of both. As such, one of best things that can be done to promote world peace is to promote capitalistic democracies. Far from being jingoistic, this is simply a conclusion drawn from facts: Democracies don’t go to war.”
See you tomorrow. In mean time keep faith, and stay course. Jesus one day will right wrongs. Pastor Tdash.
Pastors a church in Broken Arrow, OK.