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Christian Identity And Calling In A .Com World

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This chapter talks about the comments by sociologists, psychologists, philosophers and Christian thinkers who are concerned about the negative influences of the mass media. Children who spend hours in front of the television are not developing other skills such as music lessons, sports or interaction with other children. Socialization is difficult in the consumer society because one cannot see the people behind the mountain of toys, machines, mass media and programmed agendas. The propaganda aspect of the mass media means that many kinds of ideological systems may manipulate public opinion. There is also the danger that the computer games and the.com world teaches everyone that life is only a game. A Christian identity helps to screen out much that is negative and promote what is positive. Violence and pornography are two big issues. The dangers and the positive possibilities and joys of the .com world are indeed that of surfing.

Keywords: .com world; Christian identity; mass media; pornography

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