BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The following comments are in response to an editorial from WBRC-TV General Manager Lou Kirchen, which first aired on Tuesday, September 22, 2009.
Everything in our society has desensitized us because we are bombarded with it through all means of media. I see sex, drugs, violence, fowl language and acceptance of things that are despicable on television each night. It is like living in a war and hearing gun shots and bombs blowing up all the time. Eventually, you become accustomed to it and it is expected. This is why I put my faith in Jesus Christ first because I know all these things are wrong and will surely pass away and provide no true value.
I tend to agree these outbursts and things are just another sign that the morals and the attitude of our country has continued to decline. I think that we would really serve ourselves well to look back to think about when we say something or do something is this something that I would do or say if my grandmother were here and listening and watching me............
I believe the end of civility happened when society started to encourage one to express their feelings, both good and bad. With that can come great insight and truth. However, as we have seen in the past few weeks, it also comes with great regret.
If people would "think before speaking" and not "feel before speaking", civility might have a chance.
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