Monday, March 9, 2009

It’s “Just” a Movie

The sexual “freedom” portrayed in today’s entertainment media is a joke made at the expense of human dignity. Sex without marriage so often leads to self-doubts, diseases, unwanted pregnancies, shattered emotions, manipulation and exploitation. Such results are rarely portrayed on TV or in the movies, because people don’t want to hear about those things. They want to be told that somehow, someday, their promiscuity will lead to happiness, even though it hasn’t up to this point. And since our culture demands entertainment that reflects its hopes—not its realities—our TV and movie screens will continue to bring us lies about sex.

The Scriptures admonish us to flee youthful temptation. If a teen knows that, and still takes his girlfriend to see an R-rated movie with plenty of skin, he will probably act out his aroused feelings when the movie is over. He can blame society all he wants, but he chose to see the movie, despite the warning in the Bible. Or if a teen girl invites her boyfriend over to watch an R-rated video or cable movie, she shouldn’t be surprised when she violates her own limits of physical contact.

1 comment:

Harry-Rami Itie said...

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