Why is it we can't seem to watch anything on tv anymore without gawd/jeezuzz/church/faith/praying, etc., being mentioned in almost everything? Even the game shows have something about it without fail several times a week, & nearly every other show has it somewhere along the line, including the news & commercials!

Religions have their own channels so why does it have to be on every other channel as well? If this is a free country, why do I feel we're surrounded by religious dictatorship?

''They'' spend all that money on their fancy or ornate ritzy buildings to do their worshipping, not mentioning people are still starving, so why can't that nonsense be kept in that specific building rather than in the public sector?

I remember a time when we could go for months on end, including conversations with friends, family, & acquaintances, & the religious subject was never ever mentioned. It wasn't necessaray to normal conversation.....or tv programs.

Frankly I'm ruddy sick of it at every turn these days, & I think a lot more minding one's own business would go a long way to keeping things calm. The door knocking to spout off the religious bs is very invasive......which is why I have a sign posted on our door so we don't have to waste our time answering to people we'll slam the door on anyway, so of course we're the ''evil'' ones! At our age, we'd like to have our retirement in peace & not have other's belief systems shoved in our faces.

I'm not well educated, but I'm not buying any of that nonsense, so why bother?

We also watch less, & less tv as well, but not all of us are physically capable of being out & about all the time.

 

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You're watching the wrong channels. The limited amount of time I spend watching TV is usually dedicated to shows and channels that are pretty much religion free zones. My recommendation...stay away from Fox News.
I'm Canadian......I don't watch any news unless our BC Canada news, & most times not even then, but my husband has it going. I do find the occasional science & or nature type show to watch, & that I will watch right through, but the network shows all seem to have a religious mention somewhere. As for FOX, I watch very little of anything on there.
I've been pretty safe watching Spongebob...

My local newspaper is a joke through, as is my school and community. I can't go a day without hearing real religious babble from real people. And it seems like more and more religious nuts are making the news.
Yeah, seems a shame doesn't it?
It's funny because they'd jump on the chance to report "Atheist Scum Eats Baby" but apparently that never actually happens!! Whereas "Minister Caught in Sex Scandal" is what we can expect to wake up to every morning...
.....& the beat goes on.....
By the way, I'm X-mor(m)on. Told mother I wasn't going to church anymore at age 16 or 17, but it took 7 years or so for the dreaded ''excommunication'', which of course broke my heart....hahahaha!!! Am now 63, & I notice I haven't been struck down for the simple action of breathing, since that's what sinners are from the day we're born.....hahahaha!
I don't think they'll ever ex-communicate me, and I haven't been active for years... My mom is still quite passionate about forcing me to be Mormon, I wonder how she's react.
So they do that whole "we shun you 'cause we love you" thing too? Thought that was a Jehovah's Witness thing.
Oh no....morons are great at ostracizing....unless of course they have reason to think they can convert you!
Well the city we lived in at the time had a real jerk for a president, & he came around with a couple of minions to bang on the door.......& the windows, & everything else he could hit while yelling, trying to get me to show up for church. My husband threatened them with calling the police if they didn't get off our property. Then I began to get notices to show up to kangaroo court with witnesses to explain why I should stay a member....needless to say I never showed up as I figured they should clue in all by themselves I didn't want to stay a member!!! I was married for about 5 years by this time, so it had nothing to do with my parents, & my father was never a member either. I think it took awhile for mother to hear about it, but we were never close anyway.
This was in Canada, right (You said somewhere that you're Canadian)? How long ago? That's insane! Are you talking about the President of the Mormon Church of the City you were in? I apologize for bombarding you with questions. I'm not familiar with Mormons besides knowing that the share some similarities with Jehovah's Witnesses. What happens when someone is excommunicated? That's some crazy crap.
Yes, the moron president in Surrey, BC Canada, when I was 24 or 25 years old. I'm 63 now. Excommunication just involves it being announced to all & sundry in church, as I've heard others being ex-ed before, that so & so is no longer a member, & if they ever want to re-join, they have to go through a process of approval. As if anyone with half a brain would re-join something like that!!!!

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