I caught the news yesterday. They were talking about the Pope, and how he hasn’t watched TV in several decades. (I think it was several decades!)
The Pope had promised the Virgin Mary he would stop watching TV, and so he did.
I think he is the better for it.
The news people couldn’t believe it, however. They wondered how the Pope would get his information or know what was going on in the world if he never watched the news.
Someone pointed out newspapers. Before TV, people used to read what was happening in their community and in their world via the printed press.
‘But, that’s just so old fashioned,’ you say, ‘Not to mention the black ink you get all over your fingers and hands from holding the newspaper.’ I feel your angst…
I think the problem still remains: What the media presents, is not always or is rarely what actually is!
I am not crying, “Conspiracy”. I just think that the media is not entirely reliable.
I am quite certain the Pope has advisers, who advise him. This advising business is probably their job, and I assume they must do it pretty well. The Pope has to know what is going on in the world. He’s the head-honcho of the Catholic Church, for Pete’s sake.
And, being the head-honcho of the Catholic Church comes great responsibility toward, not only your people, but other people in the world, who are hurting or experiencing suffering.
The media is biased. They want us to believe that they are the source for all our news, for everything we need to know, and in my opinion, everything we don’t need to know.
This is my bias. I just don’t trust them. I think I have shared a story where I was passing by a newspaper box and saw a headline. It had to do with some local athlete and his terrible antics (according to the paper).
My gut reaction was anger against this person I did not know personally. My reaction was so strong that it took me by surprise. This ended up being a good thing, as it made me realize I had just been controlled and manipulated by the newspaper. This angry outburst was exactly what they wanted out of me.
Maybe I’m slow, but it wasn’t until adulthood that I had this grand realization, this revelation.
But at least I finally caught onto those news mongers. Better late than never, I always say. (I actually never always say that!)
Moral of the story: TV is evil (except HGTV of course!)
Questions: What do you think about the Pope not watching TV?
Or about the media in general?
Are you willing to share one of your “revelation” moments with us?