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Religion on TV

November 19, 1985

I must agree with Terry Chow's view on cartoon violence (Nov. 7). There certainly are some things that children should be protected from.

Saturday morning cartoons are filled with objectionable material, but Sunday mornings are even worse. Jerry Falwell, Robert Schuller and a host of others fill the minds of young, impressionable children with superstition and twisted logic. As Chow so well pointed out, children do have a difficult time distinguishing between right and wrong.

These morning sermons present complex social problems under the guise of enlightenment, but divine intervention is a poor substitute for reality. By watching these programs, how can we expect our children to grow up with open minds, able to grasp and understand confusing situations without any bias or prejudice?

Perhaps religion, along with violence, sex, drugs and numerous other unpleasant realities, should only be shown late at night, after children are asleep. Let them decide for themselves what is right when they are old enough to understand, not when they can be easily influenced by anybody or anything.

SCOTT KING

Santa Ana

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