I am reading a book called "Married to Television (Restructuring Your Prime Time)" which has been very interesting. It was written in the early 90's so I am sure the facts and figures have changed but even then TV usage in the home and the moral decline of television was present. Chapter 3 discusses family altar (the tele) and starts with a poem that I thought I would share with you.
The TV is my shepherd. My spiritual growth shall want. It maketh me to sit down and do nothing for His name's sake, because it requireth all my spare time. It keepeth me from doing my duty as a CHristian because it presenteth so many good shows that I must see.
It restoreth my knowledge of the things of the world and keepeth me from the study of God's Word. It leadeth me int he paths of failing to attend the evening church services and doing nothing for the kingdom of God. Yet, thought I shall live to be a hundred, I shall keep viewing my TV as long as it will work, for it is my closest friend. It sounds and its pictures they comfort me.
It presenteth entertainment before me and keepeth me from doing important things with my family. It fills my head with ideas which differ from those in the Word of God.
Surely no good thing will come of my life because of so many wasted hours, and I shall dwell in remorse and regrets forever.
~ Author Unknown