BP —No filter that parents can install will keep all high-tech smut out of their homes as effectively as will a sense of family accountability instilled in their children, two Fort Worth teachers told a Texas Baptist group. Baptist Conference Center. Broadcast television, cable and satellite TV, video tapes, video games and the Internet all present challenges to parents, said the Crossleys, members of Western Hills Baptist Church in Fort Worth. That enables them to monitor and discuss content, as well as regulate the amount of time spent watching television. Realizing some programs appropriate for older youth may not be appropriate for younger siblings, Nancy Crossley suggested reminding older children that they are responsible and accountable for what younger children in the household view.
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As many as 99 percent of the broadcast television shows about family that PTC studied contained some form of adult content in , they noted in a Dec. Profanity was found in 94 percent of shows; sexual content in 84 percent; 33 percent contain violence. The sitcom has since been cancelled. This is unacceptable. Child development research shows that children under the age of 8 have difficulty critically comprehending televised media messages and are prone to accept messages as truthful, the PTC reported. This study examined only whether adult content was present and does not include data describing how much content was present in each show. PTC analysts examined every major broadcast network and every primetime show that featured family as central to their storyline. Competition with cable shows drives network television to include objectionable material, Winter said. Therefore, forget about what the FCC says.
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Opinion Alice Fry December 31, As an artist, theologian and social worker, I sometimes feel like a bad joke about three men walking into a bar. The values found within each of these professions can be dizzying for me to reconcile. For instance, I can find myself editing my college experience of nude figure-drawing in art classes when speaking to other Christians while in other settings having to defend to my art colleagues why I still participate in institutionalized religion. This makes me sad, because I know both worlds could deeply benefit from the insights of the other.
Nudity in religion deals with the differing attitudes to nudity and modesty among world religions. Hesiod , the writer of the poem Theogony , which describes the origins and genealogies of the Greek gods in Ancient Greek religion , suggested that farmers should "Sow naked, and plough naked, and harvest naked, if you wish to bring in all Demeter 's fruits in due season. Although most ceremony and traditions involve dressing up, often with some preferential attire, certain cultural or religious traditions actually prescribe d ritual nudity. For example, ancient Sparta held a yearly celebration from BC called gymnopaedia during which naked youths displayed their athletic and martial skills through the medium of war dancing. The Abrahamic religions of Judaism , Christianity , and Islam all recount the legend of the Garden of Eden , found in the Hebrew Bible , in which Adam and Eve are unaware of their nakedness until they eat the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. After this, they feel ashamed and try to cover themselves with fig leaves.