Are you adicted to the idiot box?

6 Reasons not to watch TV

by Sound Vision Staff Writer

1. The Sex

Ask yourself an honest question: given the number of times kissing, and various examples of sexual behavior show up on that screen (even the remote control doesn’t work as well anymore) what would happen if Mom or Dad walked right in and sat beside you when it was on?

This nasty aspect of television is getting worse. Why subject yourself to it and earn Allah’s anger as you catch even a glimpse of this Haram?

2. You could become more violent

Enough studies have shown the link between watching violence in the media regularly and violent behavior. It should come as no surprise that school shootings, road rage, and airplane rage, to name just a few examples of violence in our culture today, happen. Don’t desensitize yourself, your siblings or your kids any longer. Start today to curb watching violence on TV.

3. You’ll waste your life

You could have spent more time with your family and friends instead of watching TV. You could have read more about Islam, improved your commitment to Allah, and gained a better chance to get to Paradise in the Next Life. You could have spent more time studying which could have meant admission to medical school or a scholarship to the college you really wanted to attend, or…I think you get the picture. Wasting time means wasting your life. Most TV wastes your life.

4. You’ll get fat

TV encourages you to just sit there and let your mind more or less go blank. You pick up pounds sitting there night after night, not getting any exercise.Obesity can lead to diseases later on in life. Sitting there in front of the tube is not good for your health. Walking outside in the fresh (or semi-fresh if you live in the city) air is much better.

5. Your mind will go numb

While TV shows make great topics of conversation amongst friends, future admissions officers at colleges and universities and employers, for instance, will not be impressed with your ability to recite, alphabetically, the cast of your favorite TV show. They will want to know that you are an individual who is aware of the world around him or her. That means someone who is engaged in intellectual pursuits, more specifically reading and DOING things in the community.

6. You’ll get lazy

You will also become lazy by depending on this box to entertain you instead of being creative and finding ways to spend your time more usefully. TV can make you a dull couch potato.