In the Harry Potter threads people ask- Don't you people have anything else to focus on?
In the Pants vs Skirts threads people ask- Don't you people have anything else to focus on?
We do. There are lots of problems in our culture and lots of ways for Catholics to be counter cultural. Some of the more popular ones:
Don't have a TV.
Live off of one income
Be a housewife/homemaker
I'm curious what other choices people have made and why?
Here's one I've recently decided upon- I'm giving up the NFL. On one hand this won't be a radical change as I haven't had TV for several years, but I did still listen to the games on the radio and watch when away from home. As anyone from Southwestern PA can tell you, the Steelers are a major part of the culture here, and I have been a fan for pretty much my entire life. So why am I giving it up? After thinking and praying about it, I've come to the conclusion the NFL has several fundamental problems:
-It promotes a culture of lust and sexual sin- cheerleaders, rauncy advertisements
-It promotes a culture of "gimme, gimme" consumerism
-It draws many people it violating the sabbath, everything from having people do unnecessary servile work on Sundays to pulling folks away from the Mass.