Watching movies can go two ways: either it gets addictive or it gets sickening. The latter happened to me. After a while, plot gets predictable, drama goes overdone, conversation becomes cliche and visual effects get more and more ridiculous and farfetched with the introduction of 3D and slow motion. Still, it's hard not to notice the trend towards sex and violence in today's entertainment.
Don't get me wrong; there has been nudity and cold murder in movies
ever since movies began to air, but today it's over the top. The effect of all this is to desensitize viewers to violence
and to dilute viewers' capacity to appreciate the sanctity of sex.
But there is deeper damage done on the psychological and spiritual
levels. Yes. To start with, sexual orgies and blood sacrifices originally
began as rituals within the ancient pagan religions to appease their
small 'g' pagan gods. Yeah, the same religions which had temple
prostitutes and altars for burning babies as sacrifices. Such ideation provides the
spiritual basis of the movies that inculcate bloodlust and raw animal
Consciously studying the plot behind our bloody movies
reveals that the wholesale murder of on-screen characters is anchored
on false premises, double bind situations and staged scenarios of no
alternative, and the murders are committed in increasingly sadistic
fashions. For entertainment. The problem? Life rarely calls for death
as a way out of anything. Now let's remember that in Ancient Rome's
arenas, when gladiators were killing one another for the entertainment
of blood-crazed citizens, limbs were flying and blood was flowing and
the fighters were slaves. Entertainment.
The sex in today's movies is just plain old mass hypersexualition
agenda. Sure, sex sells. Observe how in action movies, the femme
fatales are always dressed in skimpy, cleavage exaggerating and
decidedly non-fighting gear, and the fight sequences will always
manifest inordinate amounts of crotch display all the while blue murder
proceeds. We haven't even reached the outright steamy scenes yet and
they already be beaming subtle subconscious sex cues at us. What's
this supposed to be? the violent foreplay of psychological rape ?
The porn link is pretty straightforward. Snap to mental images
of temple prostitutes in the service of some fertility god and there
you have it. They play the same role, and their outward beauty and
endless variety serves only to enchain their prey to a myopic god called instant gratification. It's really
unfortunate then that the sex is at best meaningless, but the depravity
that results only worsens with continued exposure. I know you hear me
Does your entertainment require gruesome murder and pointless
copulation? Do you assume that merely watching and not actually doing
does no harm? If so, you might just be the unwitting devout follower
of a religion you would otherwise call barbaric if asked to comment.
In such situations, the advice of three wise monkeys comes to mind:
"See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil." Guard your heart, cleanse
your mind, know your GOD.