I tread carefully and prayerfully before I broach this subject, but it is one that is on my heart so I will just have to come right out and talk about it.
Anyone that reads my Blog knows that I am a Christian. It defines me, describes me and directs the steps I take in my life. I don't preach here, nor do I teach God's word. This is my blog about Art mostly and this I believe has been Gifted and inspired by Jesus. I am only a vessel.
Sometimes God's Grace in my life spills over onto my Blog and I share how He has Blessed my Husband and I. I cant contain my Joy and want to share what He is doing in my life. I hope I do that in a Non preaching way. I am sensitive to those who don't believe as I do, yet this is MY blog, so I can say or do what I want, and I take liberty sometimes. I LOVE all people, as we are ALL Gods children with some of us in different places in our Walks with Him. ( Some don't even know that He IS walking alongside them :) )
I am wanting to "Preach" about something, so I had to preface it first, so that hopefully you will know it is coming from a place of Love and NOT self righteousness or a Holier than thou attitude. That is SO not me. I have been through too much and seen too much to ever want to judge where someone else is at.
Please don't go watch The Black Swan.
I think it is evil and very dark.
There are SO many things that can lift us up, and glorify what is Good and Decent in us and our fellow humans. This movie is not about that at all. I bring this up because I have read several CHRISTIAN bloggers giving positive reviews on it. ( Please don't think I am singling anyone out, I have read MULTIPLE blog reviews on it, and I am not referring to anyone in particular ) I have not seen it, but in reading the Bio, it deals with lesbianism, evil, perversion, etc, I don't want to be anywhere NEAR it. And those of us who are Christian shouldn't pay their hard earned money to see it. The more money they make, the more movies like this they will make.
Times are SO hard now, economically, morally, spiritually etc. Families are falling apart. Children are turning to the streets, because both parents are working to make ends meet. And both parents HAVE to work in a lot of situations. Affairs are ramped. Everything goes as long as it "makes me happy" is today's attitude. Morality seems to be a dead issue anymore.
I asked my ex-husband during our divorce ( 12 years ago ) , if he was concerned that the Affair he was having ( behind my back ) would make God angry and his response was " God wants me to be Happy " Ummmmm REALLY ??? Ya think ??? This is the attitude of a lot of people today.
I think that we have to take a stand as Americans and Christians and say NO, we don't want this filth. We don't want this for our Nation, our communities, our families. No, we don't want you to paint our world as dark and dirty, No, we don't want our children being raised "Hopeless" because they have seen it all already and what they see is ugly. I realize that we cant go back to the 1950's, and live life as a Doris Day movie. BUT there sure is a LOT we CAN eliminate. It isnt about being Naive, it is about making a CHOICE about what goes into us.
Everyone of us has been in a car, driving down a road an there are flashing lights, ambulance, police cars and we KNOW that there has most likely been an accident Right ?? And what is the first thing we do ? We slow down and LOOK. We are curious. That is our nature. However, once you LOOK you are going to store whatever you see in your mind FOREVER. Our brains are computers and NOTHING can be deleted. Every awful thing we take in, stays with us, FOREVER. Oh, maybe you don't think about it every day, but it will pop up again, I am sure. The more garbage we put in, the more it depresses, discourages, makes us fear, disgusts us, NUMBS us, and ultimately changes us. I made a deal with myself several years ago, not to look anymore. Not to look at anything, or anyone that wasn't edifying, uplifting and worthy of my time.
My Prayer is that YOU too will treat your minds as the PURE vessels they are and not submit your " Database" to what Society tells us is the Must see of the day. The Must sees are the Beauty of Nature, The Beauty of our families and friends, artwork and jobs, happy movies and fun times, volunteering our time, speaking GOOD of others, and our Faith.
Let Hollywood rot and implode with their filth. I don't want it ! There are a lot of fun movies to watch, I am not saying to boycott movies, but they are trying to slip it under the door as " Art " when it is perversion !
Drive by and don't look !
Ok, Done Preaching :)
Hugs to you my dear friends : ) :) :)