Thursday, April 9, 2009

Morals, Values and Children

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I hear this a lot: I can't even turn on the television anymore, because even commercials are filled with sex and violence and blasphemy. It's disgusting!

What about the book that these people have no trouble reading, and encourage their children to read: the Bible?

The Bible contains far more offensive material than ever is shown on television, far more violence, far more depravity, even blasphemy and witchcraft. Shocking!

Witchcraft: Pharoah's magicians reproduced several of the plagues, and matched Moses for turning sticks into snakes.

Blasphemy: While Moses was off getting the ten commandments, the Israelites reverted to idol worship.

Incest: After the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot's daughters get him drunk, have sex with him and get pregnant.

Genocide: Where to start? The Great Flood, the conquest of Canaan, the almost complete extermination of the tribe of Benjamin by the other 11 tribes . . .

Infanticide/Abortion: God punishes the Israelites for not killing all the women and children of the Midianites, Jephthah killed his young daughter (his only child) by burning her alive as a burnt sacrifice to the lord, the tenth plague was the death of every first-born Egyptian, from newborns to adults.

Rape: The virgins of Jabesh-gilead and the Midianites, to name a few, were captured by the Israelites and held as sex slaves. Also, if a man rapes a woman, he is either to marry her or pay her father for her virginity.

Polygamy: Solomon had 700 wives, Abraham had concubines, Gideon had many wives, etc.

Murder: Well, there's Cain and Abel, and this continues straight through to Peter killing Ananias and Sapphira, for not paying their taxes to the Lord.

I don't know about you, but I'd sooner let a child rent every R rated movie available than expose them to all that!

Note: someone is likely to inform me that the bible doesn't condone these behaviors, it merely describes what happened. The very same could be said of any movie, book or TV show.

11 comments:

  1. Good point. In fact, at least some movies have much better educational value thatn the bible.

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  2. The news sometimes scares my kid, for goodness sake. You use it as a starting point to teach them right from wrong. Unless it's explicit, in which case it isn't allowed to be on during times when the kid is awake. She knows that some stuff on TV is make believe, and some is real, and if she gets confused she should ask, but for the most part, and this is the kicker, she doesn't even watch the damn thing. So all these people who bitch about the programing on the TV? Either watch what your kids watch and then engage in a discussion about it, or occupy your kids with something else. Don't just sit there and bitch.
    God that just pisses me off. The TV is not a babysitter!
    On topic though, I have a no reading the bible to the kid rule in place. It stays in place until she is 20, ideally, heh. That is some weird stuff!

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  3. Even a stupid Disney "be happy with who you are!" movie has better educational value.

    I just can't stand people who watch a movie, tv show or commercial, see something they don't agree with and feel disgusted and persecuted. Um, hello, real things happen in real life. get over it. and if you don't like it- don't watch. you don't have to boycott!

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  4. Remember, kids! Its ok to be a prostitute as long as you sell out your own people to an invading army! Just ask Rahab!

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  5. Read the Song of Solomon sometime, it is pure biblical soft core porn.

    Here is a few passages for everyone's enjoyment.

    "Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest
    is my lover among the young men.
    I delight to sit in his shade,
    and his fruit is sweet to my taste."

    "My lover is mine and I am his;
    he browses among the lilies.

    Until the day breaks
    and the shadows flee,
    turn, my lover,
    and be like a gazelle
    or like a young stag
    on the rugged hills."

    "Your two breasts are like two fawns,
    like twin fawns of a gazelle
    that browse among the lilies.

    Until the day breaks
    and the shadows flee,
    I will go to the mountain of myrrh
    and to the hill of incense."

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  6. I almost forgot this lovely passage from Ezekiel 23:20

    "There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses."

    She lusted after guys hung like donkeys and who cum like horses.

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  7. guys hung like donkeys who cum like horse and breasts like gazelles? what the fuck was wrong with those people? harlequin pornomances are better written.

    oh, and never trust a hooker. they're shifty.

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  8. I used to have a habit of going to Christian movie review sites. Y'know, the kind that doesn't review the movie, but points out all the reasons why you'll be going to Hell for watching it. They were hilarious.

    One of them had a little thing answering the question of why they didn't hold the Bible to the same standards. The response was basically, "The Bible is used for teaching and people who do bad things get what's coming to them, so we can instruct in behavior using it." I laughed heartily. I mean, we all love movies because the good guys die and the bad guys get all the chicks and money in the end, right? Right?

    Oh, and there was the one that reviewed Freedom Writers, y'know, Dangerous Minds for the Oughts. It actually contained the phrase (paraphrased), "The language and violence hurts an otherwise realistic movie." Yeah. Because it's unrealistic to show inner city schools as violent places where people use four-letter words...

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  9. you're kidding . . . right? they can't be serious. oh, right, they are.

    except that, in the bible, solomon practiced polygamy and was rewarded. in fact, plenty of people that did terrible things were rewarded by god. basically, god is like this one boss i had, and if he likes you, anything you do is fine, and if he doesn't, well, you're screwed.

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  10. I often think about the bible and why the Old Testament is still in it. I mean if the New Testament pretty much corrects everything that was wrong in the Old Testament, why keep it? (to convert the Jews I suppose) It seems that they use the Old Testament as an example of what NOT to do. If you use it as an example, they just say 'oh that's the OT, you need to read the NT' sorry it doesn't work that way in my book

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  11. especially ehrn they still folow SOME of the rules in the OT, but pick and choose based on what they like.

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