Naive. Innocent one. Rated G. Lacking in worldly experience....words my brothers (jokingly) use to describe me. Why? For one, they tell jokes I do not get. I don't like scary movies and I'm very careful with what I watch.
I'm not quiet sure where to begin with this post, so, the beginning of this post might be a bit off, so forgive and bare with me.
About, six months ago my sister and I discovered the HBO series True Blood. In a matter of weeks we were almost on season 4 I believe...but then I started thinking. I became torn. I loved the story line, vampires, werewolves (I'm not one that runs and hides when a witch is in the mix-it's all pretend people)....but, when you stop and actually evaluate the show..it's not about the story line. It's about the sex, nudity and gore.
To quote another review found on Plugged in Online website review found HERE;
"Other foul moments include a gory ripped-out throat, a headless corpse,
dead pox-ridden children, graphic lesbian oral sex and rampant profanity
as a torrent of f- and s-words fall headlong into the abyss."
Now sure, my sister and I tried to reason; "We're not watching it for THOSE scenes, we like the story line....we can just fast forward when there's any sex scene..." do you know how many times we'd fast forward?
Honestly, I want to be a good Christian and be a good example of a Christian. I don't want to be a hypocrite, "Oh, sex before marriage is bad, porn is bad....but it's fine if I watch this...."
So you're married, that should make it OK since you've seen and done the dirty? Really?
"Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things."~Philippians 4:8.
Would I want to watch this with my sister? Would I want to watch this with my mom and dad? Would I want to watch this with my Grandma?
No? Then you probably shouldn't be watching it either! If you really stop and think about it, True Blood is like a soft core porn...
Once our minds are corrupted, our hearts memorize these scripts, and then they seep into our lives. (I did an earlier post about Pure Thoughts found HERE.)
So, does this blog make any sense? Reading through I say yes, but then again, if you're reading through this and you love True Blood (or any other show-such at HBO Spartacus-I watched two episodes and stopped-again, cool story line, so much sex and nudity) you're going to read this and most likely go...So naive. So Innocent...
But you know what? We compromise so much with our lives, so much dirt and garbage seep into us just by living, why encourage it to stay by entertaining it with these types of shows...when I'm married and have children, as I said before, I don't want to be a hypocrite.
I want to be a good example of good Christian...unless you live under a rock, and don't and the internet, satellite (or cable), you don't watch movies or go to the store, you're going to stumble, but I don't want to make it any harder to get back up.
Sorry dear readers, I never thought I'd have the word sex so many times in my blog, and there I went and typed it again.
"The Lord directs the steps of a christian. He delights in every
detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for
the Lord holds them by the hand." Psalms 37:23-24