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A Parable of Hospitality

I am constantly trying to convince my husband that our nine dollar monthly investment in basic cable is worth every penny, even on our meager seminary students' budget. Our arguments change very little each time we have this discussion: He argues that our money could be better spent elsewhere (perhaps on ice cream) and that television is simply a series of advertisements that subtly, but persistently, warp how we view the world. I attempt varying counterpoints--that television brings us information…