Gratuitous sex and violence, really? I don’t even need to get into the studies done on the effects of sex and violence in the movies, and books, and how affects the minds of everyone from small children to adults. The studies are out there, but the realities are alive and well. Why are we so defensive about our right to watch brutality and smut? What’s it going to take to make us wake up to what we’ve done to our society? The suicides, STDs, and killings aren’t enough?
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy, meditate on these things. (Phil 4:8) How different our world would be if Christians did this. Even if the rest of the world did not, the church could alter the destruction of our people just by obeying the Word. The violence to this nation and around the world is not an indictment against non-believers, but against those who claim to believe. If we lived as Jesus called us to live, our spheres of influence would dominate the world with the kingdom of God. Any justification to participate in destruction of lives is an affront to what Jesus died for. Read the Word. Start living it.