okayy you know those digital converter boxes the goverment was givin out $40 dollar coupons for?
well since the DTV transition, you now must have one of those boxes to recieve TV airwaves.
Well a bunch of people at my church and a lot of christians arent buying any of the boxes because they say:
"The Converter Boxes Have Cameras In Them. The Goverment Is Spying On Everyone To Find Out Who The Christians Are, So They Can Be Persucuted. It Is All Setting Up For The New World Order."
What Are Your Views On The Boxes And Do You Agree/Disagree With The Christians Conspiracy Theory.
I think that conspiracy theory is bogus. It probably got started by someone with too much time on their hands. Too many people have their TVs hooked up to cable or satellite services, where those boxes aren't needed, so it would be an inefficient spying method.
Besides, if it were true it would be simple to overcome -- simply put a cardboard box over the converter box and the camera wouldn't work.
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Those whom I meet, as Friends I greet,
And as a Friend I treat them so;
That when in need, or sadly grieved,
I may help their Spirits grow.
So when I hear, upon my ear,
The sounds of troubled Souls;
I can do no less, then to do my best,
To help them toward their goals.
And I know I'll find, with the passage of time,
That I've helped their Spirits grow some;
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Anytime you want to look up something you've heard & find out if it's true or false, rather than following the sheep or forwarding the information, do your investigation! A great web site to go to is http://www.snopes.com There you can look up most anything you've ever heard rumour on!
Specific to the "box" issue you can go to: http://www.snopes.com/photos/technology/converter.asp There is a total explaination of what took place & right at the top of it they tell you this is "FALSE"! Forward this site to everyone you know (www.snopes.com) for them to do their own investigations into anything from cameras in cable boxes to Bill Gates giving you money for forwarding emails! (sheesh)! Good luck & happy surfing!
Considering most of the people in congress or in government position I highly doubt that.
It's humorous how Christians think the government is always out to get them. I assume they don't remember that witchcraft was illegal in the united states up until the 19990's. If you're a witch & die in the military they refuse to put a pentagram on your headstone, but they've no problem with a cross.
As I stated, it's just so funny how Christians think the government is out to get them.
Of course there aren't cameras. If they were _rational_, they'd open one up, and pretty quickly discover there aren't any cameras in them.
There _was_ a rather hilarious hoax someone posted to youtube where they opened one up and 'discovered' a camera they'd planted there, though.
How would the gov't be able to have cameras in them that do anything? The signals by those things get dropped constantly, so what good would that be? This has to be the dumbest thing I've heard yet!
They need to adjust their tin-foil hats.
Silly theory. Just have a good electrician open one up. They'd be able to tell you.