Also DJC49 how about 'entertainment' to occupy and amuse the sheep and heartily recommended from even the calvinist pulpit?
The theatre or movie house or now the combined in the home..the huge plasma screen TV.
An example of two great preachers:
'A very serious matter concerns the amusements engaged in by professing Christians. I see it publicly stated, by some who call themselves Christians, that it is good for Christians to attend the theatre, so that the tone and character of the productions may be improved. The suggestion is about as sensible as if we were bidden to pour a bottle of lavender water into the main sewer to improve its aroma.'
'Such has been the moral condition of the theatre for many a year that it has become too bad for mending' 'It has not been my lot ever to enter a theatre during the performance of a play'
'If theatre-going became general among professing Christians, it would be the death of piety. Yet one finds the taste for such things increasing on every hand.' [URL=http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/christia/spurgeon.htm]]]C H Spurgeon[/URL]