I just saw something very disturbing on The Other Half (so I watch daytime TV while feeding the baby). One of today's guests was a woman touting the benefits of extra-marital affairs. This being opposite to the rabbi they had on Monday (I think) who was giving ideas on how to re-light the fire in your marriage.

But Judith Brandt was saying that 1) affairs were to be expected and 2) stay together till the kids are grown. Now, Danny B. (of Partridge Family fame and infamy) mentioned that adultery was like burping at the table -- it just wasn't done. How could she write a book that gave an etiquette to the practice??!?? And laugh about it! Danny is reformed and very much in favor of monogamy, BTW.

Until very recently I was a skeptic that we were living in the end times. I had heard that phrase all my life. But just watching daytime TV, it's amazing how *depraved* the American public is. I don't care if you don't participate in the behavior shown -- we all watch it. From Jerry Springer to Survivor to any other titillating show that interests our baser desires. I don't watch Jerry, but I did at one point and now it's getting to the point that I think getting rid of the TV is a great idea, even if I miss some of the shows that I have come to love, but even they are going down the drain morally. Great stories, very little intellectual or moral value however (how much skin of T'Pol's can we show on Enterprise and how many cuss words are we allowed now? Let's see, who's going to terrorize and kill in Smallville this week). There is nothing " ... true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." (Phil. 4:8) on TV anymore. At least not during Prime Time. I mean, what happened to being able to watch these shows with your kids? I want to be able to watch a show and not have to edit it for my son (don't repeat that, cover your eyes, cover your ears .... hrm, maybe we should watch a VeggieTales video tonight).

There is very little on television that is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, of good report, containing any virtue ..... I can go down the list, now that I think about it, of shows that I do watch and enjoy and realize that I don't enjoy them as much as I used to. I don't want to become a voyeur of depravity.