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Old 10-27-2009, 09:12 AM
Location: Indianapolis
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Originally Posted by DaniMae1 View Post
What?! You're making harsh judgement based on the television shows they watch! That doesn't even sound like you.

To answer the question....I'd say it is a "Christian" thing. Probably belong to a Pentecostal or Holiness type of church. I was trapped in one of those holes for a long time. Just make sure she doesn't believe in hitting other people's kids. Common in extreme church types.
Yea, it was kinda harsh. I should explain.
God does not want us to not experience this life. He wants us to enjoy what He has given us whether it be good, bad or indifferent. We can become like robots when we shut ourselves away and only do that which is dictated to us through other humans. How do we really know for sure that God would want us to live that way? Jesus drank wine. This man is saying drinking is totally bad. We can teach our children that action, horror and dramtic movies aren't how people really live. Teach our children the truth of such matters. I think that's where I was going with that answer. As Jesus once said, it matters not what you see or hear, it matters what you do and say. That is where we project the truth. When those children go to school, they're going to learn bad things from other children. If the parent's don't know how to deal with those situations, the children won't be able to learn either.
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:08 PM
Location: Sango, TN
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Originally Posted by glass_of_merlot View Post
The lady that babysit for me and my husband is very nice, understanding and extremely reliable. In the one year she has been watching our son she only canceled on us twice. That was when her kids were really sick and it was contagious. She is availeble 24 hours a day seven days a week. Even on holidays! Her and her family are not doing good financially and live in a small apartment (1100 sq feet) with their 4 children in a questionable neighborhood but I trust her over most people with my son.
They are big into church. They go to at least 2 services every sunday and they are really trying to live a good "christian" life.
This is all fine with me. I am not a church person and I can't even say I am a Christian. I believe in something but I am very conflicted between science and religion.
Saying all these things, the baby-sitters husband is kind of "different" to me. The only thing they show on television in their house is kids movies. After the kids go to sleep they watch cute child proof movies. Absolutely no action, no thrillers, no news, no entertainment shows. One time there were a "bad word" spoken. I think it was "damn it". And he got really upset and turned the TV off. I later found out he does not like the radio so there is no radio in the apartment. One time I asked my babysitter if they would like to come over for dinner one night and we could have some wine and just talk. She said that her husband don't allow any drinking.
Is these things just a personal issue or a christian thing?
Depends on the church I guess.

My Grandfather is married to a woman who only allows "Christian" movies to be played in her home. They have no antenna, and only play movies like the 10 commandments, and the greatest story ever told.

The only questionable stuff she ever had in her house were movies about hell, and what it was going to be like, trying to scare me and my sisters into religious submission.

My sister had a new kids on the block tape in her cassette player when she went to sleep. When she woke up it was replaced by a christian music tape.

Some people just have really strict religious beliefs. No alcohol, no TV, no pants on women, no pork, and many other different things.
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:05 PM
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It is his christian life style.. he don't want to be tainted by the lustfullness of the flesh..and he just want to protect his family..the bible says we are in the world but not of the world..this is our temporary residents..he just christain standards for his family..the bible says, the flesh is weak. but the spirit is willing..
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