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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Pastor's corner: For what it's worth, let's talk about junk — food and entertainment

  • Last week, my mail person delivered an advertisement for a new book that purported to expose all the fallacies in the labels on all the food products. I suppose I should purchase the book, but I’m like the farmer who said he wasn’t farming half as well as he knew how to farm now. I am not eating half as healthy as I know how to eat!
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  • Last week, my mail person delivered an advertisement for a new book that purported to expose all the fallacies in the labels on all the food products. I suppose I should purchase the book, but I’m like the farmer who said he wasn’t farming half as well as he knew how to farm now. I am not eating half as healthy as I know how to eat!
    But, I guess I should pay closer attention to my diet. Someone has said, “We are what we eat.” I suspect my problem, as well as with many Louisiana folks, is not what we eat that’s killing us, but rather, the amount we eat. Close observation at Walmart will confirm my suspicion. We might point out that when the super religious hierarchy wanted to really smear the master’s reputation, they called Jesus “A wine bibber and a glutton” (You don’t hear many sermons on gluttony. Too many preachers can’t afford to talk). Self discipline at the table and backing off from the junk foods would probably save on our doctor bills and prevent lots of suffering.
    So much for the discussion on healthy nutrition; let’s consider the need to feed our soul and mind some food other than junk. Fox Satellite TV station is advertising a new program, and the man in the red tights acts like the hit star in a porn movie. The air waves are filled with profanity and pornography. The vulgar language is useless to the plot, shameful and revolting. That we become what we constantly see and hear is verified by the ever increasing volume of filth produced. They produce it because it sells; and Satan must smile and clap his hands. Much of the music (so called) is filled with degrading subject matter. In one current song, the writer pictures himself as being useless in most activities, but “he’s pretty good at drinking beer.” Another sings his request for “someone to put a drink in my hand,” and our president holds “beer conferences” with prospective voters.
    A fast food store runs an ad showing two guys in a van discussing the food; the ad successfully “dumbs down" men and this is supposed to entertain us and motivate us to buy the product. It is no wonder that people are bored. “As we think in our heart, so are we.” We are in great need for a better mental and spiritual diet! Help me tell the media that we want a better product!
    You may contact E.J. Bradshaw at (337) 238-0440, or by e-mail at bradshawej@bellsouth.net.
    P.S. — Remember to vote on Tuesday!
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