Let me suggest you cultivate new TV-watching habits. You are *choosing *to watch shows that you know will contain objectionabl material. “Girsl of the Playboy Masion”… give me a break. You **know **that will contain profanity, nudity, and sexual content.
You are choosing to do this willingly. So, yes, you are culpable for your actions. So, yes, you should discuss this with your priest in confession.
I watch TV every day without encountering nudity, profanity, or racy content. That’s because I choose to watch EWTN, the news, the Food Network, HGTV, and other morally sound programming.
Stop filling your mind with filth. Stop watching these morally bankrupt shows and you will have nothing to confess.
This is different, as this is not sexual content. Shows like these aren’t on all the time though, so I wonder how you happen upon them with frequency. Anyway, if you cannot watch these shows without sinful thoughts then don’t watch them either.
Depends on the magazine and TV shows you choose to watch. I subscribe to several magazines, none with nudity. I watch many TV shows, none wiht morally objectionable content.
So, it’s all about the choices you are making. If you are reading pop culture magazines and watching pop culture shows, you are going to get a big dose of bad content.
You are choosing to tune into shows that you know will have nudity, so I’m not sure how this is unintentional.
That said, usually the images are blurred out if it’s on something other than a cable channel. If you realize a show that you thought was OK is taking a turn in that direction, simply turn off the TV or change the channel. If you are watching channels like MTV, E!, HBO, Spike, etc, then you are watching the wrong channels.
You need to discuss this specifically with your priest. It’s not necessarily a sin to see nudity, but if you are seeking out or watching a lot of shows that have it, clearly you are doing so for a reason. If you just “happen” to see it-- well, like I said, how is that you are “happening” to see it so often when I cannot think of the last time I saw something like that on TV… maybe the time I flipped through channels in the hotel on a business trip and HBO had something really raunchy on… but then I just kept going and never looked back at that channel.
So, is it that you are just moving through channels and see it by accident or are you tuning in to the Girls of the Playboy Mansion on purpose?
I think you already know the answer to this.
But, talk to your priest if you tend to be scrupulous. An underwear commercial that comes on during the news is not nudity and it’s not a sin for having seen it.