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Some of the Evils of Television

Introduction: Some of the Evils of Television

  • perpetuates the 2-party system
  • image takes precedence over wisdom
  • trivial pursuits & the pursuit of trivia
  • murders & violence
  • music
  • female voice
  • sexual imagery, nudity
  • definitions
  • lack of utility
  • backbiting
  • lies
  • excess
  • entertainment & materialism as the purpose of life
  • Gulf War
  • no dissension
  • no alternative views
  • time
  • labels
  • socio-cultural rebellion
  • no political rebellion
  • the consumer is consumed
  • images themselves
    A painter, Plato warned, can deceive 'children and fools' with mere 'imitation of appearance', instead of 'truth' or 'real things'. Images can entrance.
    (Stephens, Mitchell, The Rise of the Image, the Fall of the Word, page 60)
  • zina in its various forms
  • stunts intellectual growth
  • general waste of time
  • time that could be spent with family
  • Lack of time spent reading
    ...we now live in an age when it appears as if we are surrendering possession of our books. They are disappearing from our homes. Their place in front of our eyes is being usurped by the moving image.
    (Stephens, Mitchell, The Rise of the Image, the Fall of the Word, page 206)
  • addictive
  • acceptance & praise of aggression
  • psych - reporting suicide
    'O you who believe! If a Fasiq (liar, evil person) comes to you with any news, verify it, lest you should harm people in ignorance, & afterwards you become regretful for what you have done.' (Hujaraat 49-6)

    Allah knows best.

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  • The Utility of Islamic Imagery in the West: An American Case Study by J. A. Progler
  • The Dajjalic Priesthood: How Psychiatry & Self-help are Helping to Institute the New World Order
  • Subtle Images, Profound Implications: Advertising, Social Engineering, & the New World Order
  • The Fall of the Family: by Abdal Hakim Murad
  • Cognitive Dissonance & Advertising
  • TV & Sexual Content in Light of Islaamic Morals: by Yahya Abdur-Rahman (s. Smith)
  • Leave Off that Which Does Not Concern You
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  • Football and the New World Order
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    Recommended Readings:

  • Key, Wilson Bryan, The Age of Manipulation, Madison Books, Lanham MD, 1989.
  • Larson, Erik, The Naked Consumer: How Our Private Lives Become Public Commodities, Penguin Books, New York, NY, 1992.
  • Postman, Neil and Powers, Steve, How to Watch TV News, Penguin Books, New York, NY, 1992.
  • Schechter, Danny, The More You Watch, the Less You Know, Seven Stories Press, New York, NY, 1997.
  • Stephens, Mitchel, The Rise of the Image, the Fall of the Word, Oxford University Press, New York, NY 1998.

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