Thursday, May 2, 2013

Are Movies Sinful?


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Are Movies Sinful?

The church I attended as a child taught us that movies were a sin.  My mother told me that those who watched the movies wanted to dress and act just like the movie stars.

Many of the movie stars were (and are) sinful in their personal lives, let along what they portrayed on the screen.  They smoked, drank beer and liquor, painted their faces, and ran after other lovers instead of being faithful to their spouses, all of which we frowned upon! 

I saw my first movie at about ten years old when my girl friend treated me to the Saterday show.  Bambi was playing, and there also was a news reel and a second feature.  Bambi was sad, and I never went back. 

Today movies come right in our homes through the TV, and we need to be selective as to what we watch. 

Thankfully there are many good programs for children on TV that are educational and informative. 
 
Children seem to realize that cartoons are not real, but we decided to forbid our children to watch the “Three Stooges,” because the real stooges on the TV screen would hit one another and our children began to do likewise.

Over time, there have been many changes in this world, and some things that once were sin, are now accepted as okay. 
 
Other life styles once considered sinful are now termed politically correct. 
 
Movies and TV series portray adultery, fornication, and same sex affairs as acceptable??  


Some question if God may eventually need to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah!!

Honestly my husband and I enjoy a good plot of a story, and many of the TV series are fun to watch.  We also like detective stories, and the old classic movies and the Western stories seem to be a good view.  
 
My husband loves to watch cooking shows and the auto races plus the ball games.

The language in many modern movies has become so terrible that my husband purchased a TV Guardian that blanks out the cursing and other offensive words. 

As I think about it, I wonder if God has a video player that views us as we go about our daily tasks.  I do hope his DVD about us is at lest G rated. 

I believe the G stands for God rated! 

This post has been linked to Michelle’s Thought Provoking Thursday

This post is shared with Ramona atFriendship Friday The theme is “MOVIES.”
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5 comments:

  1. Glad you got to see Bambi. I think some movies are ok and some not. I would LOVE to have the Guardian but, unfortunatly my husband is not offended. I just close my ears... :(

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  2. Oh man, don't get me started... The media is used by the enemy to tear down the moral fabric of society. While they push their humanistic agenda, they don't stop to think about history and all nations that have gone down that path; moral and societal death... Only the nations that stand for the One true and living God survive.

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  3. Stopping by from Tell His Story, I love cooking shows as well! Hope your weekend is wonderful!

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  4. I always appreciate your contributions to the linkup, Hazel. Thank you for your words for #TellHisStory!

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  5. Hi Hazel, this is a great post on such a relative topic! My kids are getting a little older and we've tried to move from G to PG movies a few times and sometimes it is just fine, but more often then not there are cuss words. Even old movies I remember warmly from the 80's that I would like to share with the them such as Back to the Future or ET we can not because of bad language and some se*ual intent. It's sad. I hadn't heard of the guardian, but I will for sure check it out! Thank you... blessed day!

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