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Unread 11-04-2012, 11:58 PM   #1916
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Originally Posted by MadgeRPh View Post
Mini rant for the day...

I was having my vehicle serviced this morning and decided to wait. TV in the waiting room has on the CBN and 700 club. Imagine if a Muslim or Buddhist put on a Muslim or Buddhist centered show? Why is ok to subject a room full or people to a Christian show and that's ok but heaven forbid it would be a program about atheism or another religious denomination. It really ticks me off that some Christians continually cry foul and persecution when some have no issue pushing their religion down everyone else's throat?

Rant over...
Hah! I am used to this. I carry earplugs in my pocket. Those by themselves do not block the offending noise, but if I put them in and THEN hum quietly to myself, THAT blocks the noise. I guess because it's happened more often to me, I don't mind it 'cause I've come to figure that it's the business owner's decision and foul on me for going there a second time. It's also bothered me less since I always have the earplugs with me.

Really though, I use the earplugs much more often for (nice, pleasant, secular) music that is too loud for me.

Also, sometimes when I go over to a stamper's home, the religious radio station might be on, but from living with people with horrible musical tastes, I have trained myself to be able to block out unwanted music (if it doesn't have an overwhelming bass).

Sometimes I read the news on CBN just to compare and see how different the main stories are. Then I look at the littler stories that they carry, and whether my normal news sources are ignoring it. Then I look at which articles CNN is carrying that CBN is ignoring.

I can't handle more than a few moments of the 700 Club without feeling nauseous though.
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