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726 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 18 years ago by KikiPeepers

Which is more of an opiate to the masses: religion or television?


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18 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/18/04 - 6:39:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
I vote for religion, just because everyone has had access to it since the dawn of mankind, and TV has only been around for less than a hundred years.
18 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/18/04 - 6:55:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Without a doubt religion.
18 yrs ago - Friday 5/21/04 - 5:24:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Opium.
18 yrs ago - Friday 5/21/04 - 5:29:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
For that "less than a hundred years" it's definately been television (just look at your kids, people!). Some philosopher said that, I'm thinking Hobbes... or was it Calvin?
18 yrs ago - Friday 5/21/04 - 5:30:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
For the time it has been around television has ruled.
18 yrs ago - Saturday 5/22/04 - 10:00:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
Television...it's so easy to tune into.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/11/04 - 3:59:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
television. but i think the internet is gonna become worse than the tv soon.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/22/04 - 11:49:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
MistaSkier, you took my line!
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 8/31/04 - 8:49:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think Manson said it best: "God is in the TV"
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 9/14/04 - 1:20:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Television--believe me, I would know.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 10/24/04 - 4:08:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
religion for sure - it's been around a lot longer to do it's thing than tv. tv's comin' up strong tho
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 10/24/04 - 4:10:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
religion by faaaaaaar
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/12/04 - 8:59:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
Religion was the original, Television is the 2nd in line.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 12/16/04 - 4:42:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
religion definitely.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 12/29/04 - 9:29:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
is there even a need for this question?
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/3/05 - 3:30:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
TV. In industrial nations, no one cares about religion anywhere near as much, and we're better off because of it.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 2/16/05 - 1:55:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
religion all the way. It's a lot more widespread than television
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 2/16/05 - 2:02:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
Now your comments make perfect sense to me, xtra.

"In industrial nations, no one cares about religion anywhere near as much, and we're better off because of it."

Care to back that up with stats, or is it just your opinion? First, I care a great deal more about my faith than the TV. I'm hardly the only one. I've plenty of friends that are regular attenders at church and don't have a TV plugged in at their house. So you are wrong about *no one*.

Are we better off? I so doubt that conclusion. Christ: Love your neighbor as yourself.
TV: He who dies with the most toys wins.

17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 2/28/05 - 4:07:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
Religion isn't an opiate, most are antagonizing and exacerbating organizations that seek to divide rather than unite. I'm not saying that TV is the great savior of the last century (crap, just look at reality tv). But in the larger scheme of things, television encourages tapioca brains while religion encourages crusades and burning crosses-- hardly an opiate.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 3/31/05 - 5:25:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Religion
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 3/31/05 - 6:25:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
I have to congratulate you on a truly deep question !

Tv is the biggest opiate to the masses, even though it doesn't provide answers to existential questions. Instead, it makes people entertained, fast asleep and happy consumers, and it reaches everybody ! Religion used to be number one, before television came.




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