Good news from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The amount of homes that don’t own a television has doubled since 2009.
According to the USEI survey, 2.6% of American homes didn’t have a TV in 2015. That’s a huge increase from the 1.3% of American homes that didn’t have a television in 2009. In fact, from 1997 to 2009, the percentage remained stable at 1.3%, except for 2001, when the percentage was 1.2%.
The study also finds that the average American home in 2017 owns 2.3 televisions, down from 2.6 in 2009.
Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean more Americans are unplugging from the Matrix that surrounds them. The findings revealed that citizens are simply turning to other devices – smartphones, computers, etc. – to get their fix. In other words, the devil is tempting them not just in the home but wherever they go. Moreover, senior citizens over the age of 75 were shown to own the most amount of TV’s per household, meaning that, in essence, Americans near the end of their earthly life are simply checking out and fading away into the sunset.
Catholics must be vigilant over what it is they watch and listen to. The eyes are the gateway to the soul. We are what we consume, and that goes not just for food but for music, entertainment, books, and the like. If you put filth into your body then don’t be surprised when on judgement day your soul is in a state of disrepair and God says to you “Begone!”
We must strive to leave behind the modern world, get back to the land, and throw out these boxes of temptation – sort of like the folks living in Clear Creek, Oklahoma are doing. Read more about them here. Indeed, no one on their death bed ever said “I wish I had watched more television.”
Stephen Kokx reviewed Fr. Poncelet’s work on Church and State a while back. Have a listen.