reply to post by sgrrsh26
Christ said: 'Let the little children come unto me...'
I take His word over anyone else's any day.
Until a child is 12, baptized or not, I truly believe God is the Holy Father of the child, if the parents fail in their parenting duties.
I cannot ever and will not ever believe, no matter what scripture is thrown at me or what bible *know-it-all* says so - I will never ever, I reiterate
ever believe children of God go to hell.
Christ wouldn't let it happen.
As an adult, once you're an adult and able to make decisions as an adult, then, that's between the person and God - It's their heart that will be
judged, and again, that's between God and them.
Getting back to your original question, that being; Does the Media manipulate children to go to hell?
IMO the media does all it can to strip children of any sense of responsibility, self worth, morals, etc.
It makes them more malleable, gullible.
It makes them want that toy, that *Thing*, in order to find happiness.
If a child is allowed to have happiness that is not consumer based, they no longer are a viable consumer.
I believe the media will go to any length to prevent a child from finding happiness outside the new version of X-Box, or whatever the *must have* toy
of the moment is.
[edit on 15-12-2009 by silo13]