Some good words from my friend and fellow blogger, Ted Gossard:
I referred to a timely, helpful post over at Jesus Creed by “T” entitled, Spiritual Politics in an Age of Anger. I commented that I haven’t listened or watched such media (except for a snippet or two, recently with no desire of going back, but rather the desire to stay away) for years. But that the challenge for me is to be around people who regularly imbibe such, and if you let them can go on for hours and hours talking about it. Not that such can’t turn into a useful, good discussion.
Actually I have my own toxin that hits closer to where I live which over the years I’ve gradually left and this year I’m leaving behind completely. It is perfectly innocent in itself (although not without issues), but I find myself lurred into signficant time reading up on it, and caught up in a kind of anger or unhealthy attitude for me, that I want no part of. I’m sure others involved in what I’m leaving behind have no such problem (or very little at the worst).
Ted's entire post can be read here.