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The Character of Our Culture Defines Our Children

Andy544 Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 4:13 PM
A culture of death, such as ours, creates death, even as a garden produces whatever seeds are sown into it. We have a morally depraved Hollywood and entertainment industry that glorifies violence and sensuality at every turn. We have an entire generation of youth that have been raised, from toddlerhood, on violent video games where opponents are electronically obliterated by the hundreds of thousands. We have the innocent BLOOD of fifty million plus infants, legally murdered by their mother, dripping from our national hands. God promises in His word, 'as ye sow, so shall ye reap'. Guns aren't the problem in this's a national soul gone bad...
jrobson Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 10:24 AM
I don't know if the violence in media started with the movie "The Godfather", but I remember being wholly disgusted and insulted by the horse head scene. It changed my view on that kind of influence coming from one of our favorite national pastimes... going to the movies. I had to teach my children that the cameras and crew were there, filming that scene, and it was "only a movie". How sad to try and make excuses for the insanity that was being created in more and bigger FX with screens that enfolded us! Then the small screen started the same bent, in even more violent input. No wonder we are all brainwashed to see violence as "normal". .... until it happens to your own children. My heart is broken for those dear children and the parents.
ZealousConscript Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 5:29 AM
Except by the logic that violent crime is the result of "violent culture" then crime statistics should be way up across the board right? But this is just not the case. Since 1990 we've actually experienced a decline in violent crimes across the board. While I do not disagree that perhaps we should examine our culture, I do not think there is any evidence that correlates violent media to an increase in violent crime.
Andy544 Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 4:17 PM
The Klebold's, the Lanzas, the Harrises, the Loughners, etc, etc. as just the "canaries in the mine" of a culture that has reached a level of toxicity in its national discourse where aberrant, violent acts become a common occurence. We need national repentance, and we need to turn away from the idols of violence, murder, and sensuality that we have constructed for our children. Hollywood and the video game manufacturers should issue a national apology and product recall for the violent trash its has inundated this culture, and the minds of our youth, with.
canetoad Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 7:23 PM
Add to that a culture that is a me first culture, a culture entirely dependent on consumerism and instant gratification, that has lost touch with the natural world and all it has to offer. We are so intent on acquiring stuff, the biggest house, the biggest truck, the biggest guns, along with all that glitters in the shopping malls. We have sold our souls and are in the process of destroying our environment in the name of unending growth.

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