have you noticed how movie ratings don’t really mean what they use to? movies now that are rated pg-13, in my opinion, really should be rated r. it’s just one more thing that reminds me of how we (and when i say we i mean we as a society) are becoming more accepting to the world’s view. my friends and i really try to be careful with the movies we go to see. some people might think we are way too uptight about it. but we don’t care. we’re tired of opening ourselves up to trash. my pastor says that some people say “but the violence doesn’t affect me” or “i can listen to all the bad language and it doesn’t affect me”. and to that pastor chris says “that’s the problem”. we’ve become so immune to it all that it doesn’t bother us anymore. and i can say all day long that bad language or sex scenes won’t affect me b/c i am pretty strong in those areas. but if i allowed myself to listen and watch these movies it would affect me to the point where it wouldn’t affect me anymore. and that bothers me. i just think it’s vital to be careful about what we allow to enter our bodies whether it’s through our eyes, ears or both. i won’t even begin to talk about music. that’s another post in itself.
i write all this to tell you about a website that i use frequently. if you are tired of going to movies and being offended and shocked, then this is the site for you. it’s called plugged in online. my friend aldger told me about it a while back. it has great reviews of pretty much any new movie (like this one) you can think of. i’m not sure how long they keep the reviews on there. i usually just use it to check out the new ones but they may also have reviews of movies that are out on dvd. but i love it b/c they break the review up in the following categories: positive elements, spiritual content, sexual content, violent content, crude or profane language, and other negative elements. my favorite is the language b/c it will tell you how many profane/crude words are used and which ones. sometimes, it has spoilers in the reviews but it warns you when they are coming up.
it’s a great site for parents when you are trying to decide whether or not your 13-year-old should be able to see the sisterhood of the traveling pants. let me go ahead and answer that one for you. NO!! but that is just my opinion and i don’t even have children.
am i uptight? maybe. do i care? not really. thoughts?
“do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of you mind. then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.”