Disarming Mass Media Suggestion

[For parents]

Children's thoughts need more effective protection from the vicious influences that mass media both blatantly and stealthily wield today. Recently The National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence reported: "Violence on television encourages violent forms of behavior and fosters moral and social values about violence in daily life which are unacceptable in a civilized society."

So prevalent are the claims of the attractiveness of physical and intellectual sensualism that a parent is often tempted to wish he could wrap his child in a protective cocoon. A demonstrable understanding of Christian Science does just this. But not by smothering the child under a blanket of parental domination. Rather, it correctly identifies the child as a spiritual idea of God, wholly immune to evil's enticements.

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