is there something you can do to discourage the other members of your family from killing their souls with it?
No. I am the only Catholic and religious person in my family, and because of that, I am mostly viewed as a fool whose advice is worthless. I have tried telling my younger siblings to not watch TV, to go outside, and to spend their days naturally, but my words only ever amount to suggestions - I have no authority over them and I can't tell them what to do. My mother has instructed my younger siblings to listen to nobody but her, and they rarely even do that. Believe me, I would love nothing more than to take a hammer to the television set, and a number of other things.
PS: What is your avatar?
It is a Charizard from the TV show Pokemon. Before joining, I noticed that many of the forum-goers here chose saints and theologians as their avatars, but I didn't want to do so myself because it might give people the impression that I am in some way holy or intelligent. So, by choosing a fictional fire-breathing dinosaur from a children's television show, I hoped to avoid giving off those impressions.
Also, Charizard is cool, and that's an impression I don't mind imparting on people :cool: