August 07, 2006
Fox News Report:
or why I don't read
the news anymore
I like news. I like reading the news, I like learning about what is happening in our world. I like thinking about what I can do to fulfill God's call for the world and how to better it.
In the interest of saving money that could be better spent giving to missionaries than supporting liberal newspapers or paying big, bad cable companies, I try to get my news online. I usually use Fox News as I like some of their people and usually find their stories interesting and useful.
I will not be visiting that site anymore.
I checked it out today, and on the front page was at least one ad for a magazine featuring models in swimsuits (it was targeting women, but I saw it.) and two articles about S-E-X.
After that, I didn't even look around anymore.
Let's admit it. I am a heterosexual guy who enjoys looking at a woman. However, I want to enjoy looking at my wife and not feel guilty about it. In seeing the women whose bodies I accidentally saw when I was trying to get some news, I do.
That destroys our intimacy, and I hate it.
Men do NOT need anymore encouragement to look at women not their wives. If I can't even get news without seeing women in swimsuits (always posed provacatively even when advertising for women), then where can I get news?
I'm not trying to be a prude, and I am well aware of my responsibility to look after my own mind, and how much I need to pray that God cleanses it everyday.
But I just want to see the news in peace. I was blindsided today. I should know better by now, but why can't I just find some real news that won't sell me smut on the side, even soft smut like women's magazines?
I won't be visiting Fox News anymore, because I am afraid that I may be too interested in looking at some of the ads, or in reading some of the articles.
It's true that S-E-X sells, but to a man trying to be pure and holy for his wife, it doesn't.
All this to say, anybody have any suggestions on how to get daily news from online that is noteworthy and can help me avoid all that smut? I get World Magazine every week, but its a weekly and can only cover so much in its few pages. Suggestions?Posted by John on August 7, 2006 03:26 PM | Posted to Personal Journal