Reading the Opinion section of the Herald website. This link goes to opinion on Californication, which I went and looked at after reading this post from richdrich.
"Churchy's are mocked for opposing this regularly because those who are trapped in it and make money from it hate the truth they speak. The drawling salivating media love to make front page of a Christian trapped in the same mess as they themselves despise, but makes no issue of things that destroy lives everyday. Ask any one dealing with messed up folk. It almost always goes back to sex drugs, alcohol or violence and is very often a result of the first. Find a suicidal kid/adult a druggy an alcoholic any messed up person. They are probably from a split family a blended family have been raped or screwed around. Find a prostitute that doesn't have a messed up background. They are very few. You traitors of humanity and goodness at TV3 and in the general media. Vultures parasites that leech and peck the life out of society for a meal of blood. Mocking good, justifying evil, making big issues of minor harms and little issues of big harm or even humour. You think danger is Chinese toys and fireworks? Facts point to old moral stuff, sex drugs family! Get a conscience and get honest with yourselves and your filthy motives. You are blind leaders of the fast becoming blind people."
And yes, all typed in one block. I found this paragraph quite hard to decipher, especially the first sentence. I had to read it several times to sort out all the switching between perspectives.
I haven't even watched the show, and really couldn't care less whether I ever get a chance to - but I find reading these opinions of it scary, as it gives me a stark view into the minds of people who think really differently from me - and there are a lot of them. And the scary part is that the whole concept of sitting on your couch watching TV with your kids is about Family *cue heavenly trumpets* We all know Family is more important than everything else. If you have kids, you're Doing The Right Thing. You are Deontologically Correct (*points left* see, bowdlerizer? *squee*), and thus by sheer weight of numbers, you will be heard more loudly than the childless. The people watching TV with their kids have kids. This implies that there will be more of these people in future.
The human race may very well be doomed.