Before you read this, understand that it's not my intention to overstate the danger of television or condemn people who watch television. Those who know me will know that I have a television in my home, and I watched half of the Eagles game last night. So I am not condemning TV; if I was to do that, I'd be condemning myself!
But there's still a much-needed challenge and reminder in this re-writing of the 23rd Psalm:
The TV is my shepherd,
I shall want more.
It makes me lie down on the sofa.
It leads me away from the faith;
It destroys my soul.
It leads me in the path of sex and violence
for the sponsor's sake.
Yeah, though I walk in the shadow of Christian responsibility,
there will be no interruption, for the TV is with me.
It's cables and remote control, they comfort me.
It prepares a commercial for me in the presence of my worldliness;
It anoints my head with humanism and consumerism;
My coveting runneth over.
Surely, laziness and ignorance shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house watching TV for ever.
(Via Thabiti Anyabwile)