[quote=wcknight]Guilty on all counts
We live in a society of excesses, every day we are bombarded by the media to get bigger and better things. Nothing is ever good enough, the latest and next best item is what we all want and even after we get it we are never satisfied.
Our whole economy is built on this never ending desire to go out and buy more and more ‘stuff’. Look at an ad for TVs and there are not just one or two sizes or brand. There are a boatload of them, each one bigger or brighter or better than the other.
Cuting edge technology is what everyone wants. ANd we all want the bigger house, the nicer car, and to eat at the finest restaurants. It’s not just keep up with the Joneses, it keeping up with the latest from Madis Mon Avenue and the TV infomercials.
We are a consumer driven country, and our producers are always working to provide something else that everyone wants, not necessarily what every one needs.
**How do you stop it ??? **
You tell me, I’m as hooked as the next guy. How much is that Mercedes ???
**We are free people and should not allow ourselves to be manipulated by all these commercials ! JUST SAY “NO” **
[size=2]Keep a copy of[/size] Matthew 6: 19 on your fridge door and a small picture of all the children who are starving all over the world :ehh: !
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust comsumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matt. 6:19