This is the same question I asked in the thread on drama. As I see it, it does follow that we would have to trash all the books with X sinful content.Can one apply the same kind of logic to reading?
You have only two punctuation marks in that paragraph of no less than seven sentences. Don't do that to us, man!Depends on context like in Indian Jones and the Last Crusade there is a scene where he takes God's name in vain and then his Father slaps him to tell him to stop the blasphemy. So it depends on context In Othello by Shakespeare Christ is blasphemed in the first act by Iago if Othello was running on television and you caught that scene would you shut it off then? I wouldn't it fits the character just like if you watch an episode of The Sopranos there gonna talk like violent amoral hoodlums not cultured sophisticates So in concluosn no I wouldnt shout the t.v. off if God's name was blasphemed because a work of art reflects the world it is in and to deny or pretend like that doesnt exsist is like an ostrich sticking it's head in the sand and another good example of where blasphemy is used then condemned is in Kill Bill Vol 1 right after The Bride and the wedding praty are mowed down the son of the sherif takes Christ's name in vain and is then rebuked by his father
We watch movies on our computer, no TV. We saw a very convicting piece by Ray Comfort on this and have been 'culling' ever since. Our DVD collection is a fraction of what it used to be (and shrinking.)We don't have tv either. I have switched off movies before because of blasphemy. I sifted through my dvd's to weed out blasphemy and I don't have many left.
You're right, of course. We do pick and choose to a degree. We had to throw out all our CSI DVDs (they were only $1 each here, and yes, ) because even if the language was OK in an episode, the settings/relationships/guy-that-dunnit were just TOO vile to be tolerated. It always seemed to be that the most inappropriate victim/suspect was always the one that did it. It just got too gross, language or no.But, just a thought ... when you see other sins introduced through a TV show ... would you be equally as ready to turn it off ... murder, lying, adultry, worship of false gods, promiscuous relationships, violence (for pleasure ... fights).
do we have to partake in it? What desire is there to do so as believers? Would we watch gladiator slaughter each other in ancient Rome because it "reflects the culture". Say it ain't so, brother.a work of art reflects the world it is in and to deny or pretend like that doesnt exsist is like an ostrich sticking it's head in the sand
... then I remembered this thread ...Jer 34:15 You recently repented and did what was right in my eyes by proclaiming liberty, each to his neighbor, and you made a covenant before me in the house that is called by my name,
Jer 34:16 but then you turned around and profaned my name when each of you took back his male and female slaves, whom you had set free according to their desire, and you brought them into subjection to be your slaves.
Jer 34:17 "Therefore, thus says the LORD: You have not obeyed me by proclaiming liberty, every one to his brother and to his neighbor; behold, I proclaim to you liberty to the sword, to pestilence, and to famine, declares the LORD. I will make you a horror to all the kingdoms of the earth.
I realize that the Israelite woman's son openly cursed God with his blaspheming ... with his words.Lev 24:10 Now an Israelite woman's son, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the people of Israel. And the Israelite woman's son and a man of Israel fought in the camp,
Lev 24:11 and the Israelite woman's son blasphemed the Name, and cursed. Then they brought him to Moses. His mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.
Anybody have any thoughts on this? I'm not even sure if I got my thoughts out clearly ... Everything just kind of whirls around in my head all at once.Rom 2:23 You who boast in the law dishonor God by breaking the law.
Rom 2:24 For, as it is written, "The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."