Essay on Entertainment Now A Days Has Gone Crazy

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Entertainment now-a-days has gone crazy. “A nationally representative study found that the average American 8-to-18 years old [plays] video games for 13.2 hours per week.”1 An “average American worker spends nearly $1,100/year on coffee.”2 This is just two of the many statistics that show how much entertainment we as Americans enjoy. We can also find places in the Bible were they had times of entertainment. In Mark 6:21, we find Herod celebrating his birthday. “And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee.” We also see that there were times of Marriage celebrations. Jesus was part of one of these when he made the water into wine. This is just a few of the places were we can find things in the Bible about entertainment. In Mark 6:31 Jesus said to His disciples, “Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.” This verse implies that Jesus knows that we need relaxation. Entertainment or Leisure is necessary, but how much? How much time and money should we put into it when there are lots of people in the world who are suffering? Taking a look at the Bible, we see in Ephesians 5:16 that we are to be, “redeeming the time, because the days are evil”. John Wesley describes this as, “buying every possible moment out of the hands of sin and Satan; out of the hands of sloth, ease, pleasure,…

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