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#1: ENEMIES OF THE SOUL Author: MingLocation: Georgia PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:37 pm
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We live in the “perilous times” to which the Apostle Paul referred when he warned about our day as one when “men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, … false accusers, … despisers of those that are good, … heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God” (2 Tim.3:1-4)

The new morality preached from the media’s pulpit is nothing more than the old immorality. It attacks religion. It undermines the family. It turns virtue into vice and vice into virtue. It assaults the senses and batters the soul with messages and images that are neither virtuous, nor lovely, nor of good report, nor praiseworthy.

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the percentage of television prime-time shows with sexual content jumped from 67 percent in 1998 to 75 percent in the year 2000. Media with this kind of content has numerous negative effects. It fosters a callous attitude toward women, who are often portrayed as objects of abuse and not as precious daughters of God who are essential to His eternal plan. The long-cherished values of abstinence from intimate relationships before marriage and complete fidelity between husband and wife after marriage are denigrated and derided. Children and youth are confused and misled by the deviant behavior they see demonstrated by so-called stars they admire and want to emulate. In the moral confusion created by the media, enduring values are being abandoned.

We see a rapid increase in cyberporn, involving sexual addiction over the Internet. Some become so addicted to viewing Internet pornography and participating in dangerous online chat rooms that they ignore their marriage covenants and family obligations and often put their employment at risk. Many run afoul of the law. Others develop a tolerance to their perverted behavior, taking ever more risks to feed their immoral addiction. Marriages crumble and relationships fail, as addicts often lose everything of real, eternal value.

According to one social observer: “Television … has replaced the family, the school, and the church—in that order—as the principal [instrument] for socialization and transmission of values. … Greed, debauchery, violence, unlimited self-gratification, absence of moral restraint … are the daily fare glamorously dished up to our children.”

According to industry observers, 40 percent of the music video audience is under the age of 18. One study reports that approximately three-fourths of all the music videos that tell a story utilize sexual imagery, and nearly half involve violence.

We need to remember Edmund Burke’s statement: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” We need to raise our voices with other concerned citizens throughout the world in opposition to current trends. We need to tell the sponsors of offensive media that we have had enough. We need to support programs and products that are positive and uplifting.

Let's have a resolve to combat these evil ever lurking around us, our children, our families. Doing nothing is just not enough.

#2: Enemies of the Soul Author: nacklitLocation: Teody Alberto PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:04 am
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Amang Ming;

Napapanahon itong inyong binanggit.

Sa aking paniniwala, hindi sapat na barahin, labanan, magprotesta sa broadcast media.

They produce program that majority of people wants, sponsors spend money to sell their products.

Habang mas maraming tao ang gusto sa malalaswang mga palabas, walang motivation ang broadcast media para itigil ito.

Ang solusyon ay ang "Conversion", ito ang sinasabi ng Panginoon na pagkapanganak na muli.

Kung ang tao ay ipinanganak na muli sa Espiritu, bago na ang lahat sa kanya, wala nang appeal sa kanya ang malalaswang mga palabas, lugi sa kanya ang company na nagbebenta ng mga pornographic materials.

Hindi iyon madaling gawin, higit na marami pa ring tao ang pumipili na manatili sa kamunduhan, gaya ng sinabi ng Panginoon, "Tuwid at makipot ang landas na patungo sa buhay, at kakaunti lamang ang nakasusumpong niyon, higit na maluwang at liko liko ang landas tungo sa kapahamakan at mas maraming tao ang tumutungo doon.

#3: Pagbabago Author: kabayan PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:27 pm
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"Be the change you want to see in the world", Mahatma Gandhi.
If Mr. Nacklit is serious to usher in change, please start in our own backyard. Please do not condone posting of pictures depicting illicit relationships. For the two love birds it might taste good but it stinks like a dorian fruit.
This is not about you Mr. Nacklit, but the principle that you are trying to support.

thank you

#4: Pagbabago Author: nacklitLocation: Teody Alberto PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:37 pm
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Kababayan;

Mabuti ang iyong hangarin, ito ay isang pagpuna at pagpansin sa hindi magandang halimbawa sa ating site.

Sumasang-ayon ako sa sinabi mo, at natitiyak ko rin kung sinong mga tao ang sinasabi mo.

Hindi ako hukom, wala ako sa posisyon para humusga sa tao, kung nakalulusot man ang mga larawan ng taong binabanggit mo, labas ako sa kanilang relasyon, sila ang may pananagutan sa Maykapal.

Ginawa ko ang abot sa aking makakaya upang makaabot ang panawagan ng isang anak, nasa sa kanyang ama ang kapasiyahan kung bibigyang pansin iyon.

Kung ang aking ginawa ay hindi pa sapat, marahil ay higit kang nakaaalam, at may kapangyarihang makialam sa kanila, huhusgahan mo rin ba ako? Ikaw lang at ang Maykapal ang nakaaalam niyon.

#5: Re: Pagbabago Author: teody alberto PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:33 am
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kabayan wrote:
"Be the change you want to see in the world", Mahatma Gandhi.
If Mr. Nacklit is serious to usher in change, please start in our own backyard. Please do not condone posting of pictures depicting illicit relationships. For the two love birds it might taste good but it stinks like a dorian fruit.
This is not about you Mr. Nacklit, but the principle that you are trying to support.

thank you


I searched your IP address;

Double checked, and it has the exact match.

Pakiusap, maaari mong direktang sabihan ang bayaw mo.

Ito ang usaping maaaring maresolba ng direkta, hindi na kailangang dumaan pa sa public forum.

Ito ang katotohanang maliwanag pa sa araw, maari nating isiwalat ang ating saloobin, laban sa masamang gawa, subalit walang garantiya na sasagutin ito ng maganda at makapagdudulot ng pagbabago.

Ginawa na ito ng Panginoon, higit dalawang libong taon na ang nakararaan, ipinapatay Siya, hindi nakamit ang pagbabagong hangad.

Subalit doon sa nakinig sa Kanya, naging isang buhay na halimbawa, nakapagpabago ng baluktot na landas.

Kung wala tayong direktang relasyon sa Panginoon, wala kaming kapangyarihang makapagbago ng landas, kamiy mga taong makasalanan din.

#6: Free Agency Author: MingLocation: Georgia PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:22 am
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One of God's greatest gifts to mankind, His children, is free agency, the right to choose whether to do good or to do evil.

Once we have made the choice, we cannot escape the corresponding consequence of our action. On the other hand, God cannot withhold the blessings due us when we obey his laws. For in every law He has decreed, there is a corresponding blessing. And these laws He had decreed from before the foundations of this earth.

We can only do so much. As they say, we cannot force anyone to heaven. One has to will it. We can only counsel, remind, be the example but in the end, it's his/her decision. And we cannot judge for we are poor judges, there is only one just and merciful judge, and He will look at our hearts at the last day, at the bar of judgment. We can rest assured that He will be just.

Ming

#7:  Author: nacklitLocation: Teody Alberto PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:40 am
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Amang Ming;

Salamat sa malalim na pang-unawa.

Hindi nalalayo ang daan ng katwiran.

Pagpalain ka ng Ama, sampu ng iyong mga mahal.



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