Tuesday, March 21, 2006

TV Turn Off Week

TV-Turnoff Week 2006 will take place April 24-30, 2006 - and it's not too soon to get ready! See: http://www.tvturnoff.org. (The link function is not working on this blog right now.)


Craig Fletcher said...

Dr. Groothuis:

Thank you so much for having anti-TV "fire in your bones." This was one of life's most valuable lessons that I have learned, and I learned it from you. It's one of those things that we often don't think about until someone like yourself speaks out against it.

TV is a poison. Since you inspired me to reject TV (for the most part anyway) I have found much more valuable ways to spend my time.

Just yesterday I was urging friends to not allow their TV to serve as a babysitter. They were thankful for the message, and in agreement.

Susan said...

I'd turn my TV off in a second!

...if I had one!



Douglas Groothuis, Ph.D. said...

Susan: Buy a TV, get addicted to it (like most Americans), then withdraw from it for TV Turn-Off week (unlike most Americans). Just kidding.

Some souls are already cured of the disease. I am reviewing a book called (this is true) "Get More Like Jesus While Watching TV" by Pollard and Couch. Amazingly, the book is not a parody. I can think of a sequel, "Get More Like Jesus While Building the Tower of Babel" or "Get More Like Jesus While Sacrificing Your Children in the Fire." You get the idea...