Liberals created the culture of evil and death, part 1<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
By Marsha West
The world did not become a different place because of the Second Amendment. It became a different place because of the perverted and evil philosophies that have been sown into our culture consistently for the last 40 or 50 years through pornography and mass media. -Christian J. Pinto
Liberals would have us believe that the Second Amendment bears the responsibility for the mass murder that took place inside an Aurora Colo. theater during the screening of The Dark Knight Rises. But when we examine the evidence it becomes apparent that much of the blame goes to the entertainment industry (EI). That's right, Hollywood is partly responsible.
It is no secret that a large number of liberals are the movers and shakers in the EI. The people who work in entertainment have had a hand in corrupting old and young alike.
Liberals, not pro-family and religious conservatives, have brought us the culture of death and destruction. They are the ones who insist that all mention of God and the scriptures be removed from the public square through their misinterpretation of the First Amendment.
How did liberals accomplish this? Judd W. Patton explains:
[I]n the 1947 Supreme Court case of Everson vs. Board of Education, a major conceptual change occurred. Citing only Jefferson's eight words ("a wall of separation between Church and State") and not their context or previous Supreme Court interpretations, it declared a new meaning: a separation of basic religious principles from public life. Indeed, Jefferson's eight words became the catch phrase for this new concept. (Source)
Was the First Amendment really intended to push prayer and the Bible out of our schools, while at the same time giving license to pornography that brings with it every sort of evil imaginable?
When we track the increase of heinous crimes against children such as rape, sodomy and abductions since 1947, we see a huge spike. Is this a result of the values that flow from the Bible?
Those who are unclear as to why there was a spike in child abuse need only to ask:
Who sat on the Supreme Court in 1947?
Answer: 5 liberal justices
Who are the big dogs in the entertainment industry?
Answer: Liberal elites.
Even though the culture is experiencing a moral meltdown the EI chooses to ignore it and instead continues to produce vile, disgusting, and increasingly violent movies, TV programs, video games, board games many with occult themes.
Ever noticed that some of the music the EI turns out is awash in race bating? Likewise much of today's music is sexually explicit contains filthy profanity glorifies violence -- even against women! And much of this repugnant music is aimed at children!
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, famed film director Peter Bogdanovich remarked: "What if movies are part of the problem?"
In 1968 Bogdanovich produced Targets. The movie ends with an angry Vietnam War vet randomly shooting teenagers at a drive-in movie theater. The movie, which did not do well at the box-office, was released with a pro-gun control message of course!
When asked about the same sort of random shootings during The Dark Knight Rises, Bogdanovich lamented:
At first, some of the people ... thought it was part of the movie. That's very telling.
Violence on the screen has increased tenfold. It's almost pornographic. In fact, it is pornographic. Video games are violent, too. It's all out of control. I can see where it would drive somebody crazy.
Later he observes:
Today, there's a general numbing of the audience. There's too much murder and killing. You make people insensitive by showing it all the time. The body count in pictures is huge. It numbs the audience into thinking it's not so terrible. Back in the '70s, I asked [Academy Award winning actor] Orson Welles what he thought was happening to pictures, and he said, "We're brutalizing the audience. We're going to end up like the Roman circus, live at the Coliseum." The respect for human life seems to be eroding. (Source) (emphasis added)
If only other Hollywood elites shared Peter Bogdanovich's concern over the lack of respect for human life.
Since this article is not about gun control I'll add something Selwyn Duke said regarding the liberal's fib that gun control is about saving lives and then I'll move on:
For the sake of argument, let's accept the supposition that outlawing firearms would save lives. Does it logically follow from this that guns should be restricted or banned?Well, it would certainly save lives and countless injuries if people didn't engage in mountain-climbing, hang-gliding, motorcycle-racing, trampolining, big-wave surfing, cave-diving, heli-skiing and a host of other dangerous activities. And, like guns, knives and baseball bats are common murder weapons. Does it logically follow that these items and activities should be banned?The point is that we never treat saving lives as the only imperative when devising policy. If we did, we'd perhaps consider reducing speed limits on highways to 5 mph, since this might save most of the 43,000 lives lost on the road each year. Speaking of which, since 40 percent of those deaths are alcohol related, we can consider resurrecting Prohibition, too. (Source)
LOOK WHAT LIBERALS HAVE DONE TO CHILDREN
A newly released study suggests that children that watch sex on movies and TV will be more promiscuous and sexually active from a younger age. The Telegraph reported that,
Psychologists concluded that teenagers exposed to more sex on screen in popular films are likely to have sexual relations with more people and without using condoms.
for every hour of exposure to sexual content on-screen, participants were more than five times more likely to lose their virginity within six years.
Later we learn that Dr. Ross O'Hara, who led the study, cautioned:
"This study, and its confluence with other work, strongly suggests that parents need to restrict their children from seeing sexual content in movies at young ages." (Source)
Even more bad news for parents from Live Science. In "Why 6-Year-Old Girls Want to Be Sexy" Jennifer Abbasi reported that,
Psychologists at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., used paper dolls to assess self-sexualization in 6- to 9-year-old girls. Sixty girls were shown two dolls, one dressed in tight and revealing "sexy" clothes and the other wearing a trendy but covered-up, loose outfit.
Using a different set of dolls for each question, the researchers then asked each girl to choose the doll that: looked like herself, looked how she wanted to look, was the popular girl in school, she wanted to play with.
Across-the-board, girls chose the "sexy" doll most often. The results were significant in two categories: 68 percent of the girls said the doll looked how she wanted to look, and 72 percent said she was more popular than the non-sexy doll.
Here is an interesting tidbit from Abbasi's piece that hopefully will garner the attention of a few moms. It seems religious moms may be a blessing to their children:
Mothers' religious beliefs also emerged as an important factor in how girls see themselves. Girls who consumed a lot of media but who had religious mothers were protected against self-sexualizing, perhaps because these moms "may be more likely to model higher body-esteem and communicate values such as modesty," the authors wrote, which could mitigate the images portrayed on TV or in the movies. (Source)
From these studies we see that Hollywood films do have an impact on our children.
TURNING BACK THE CLOCK
Spiritual forces of evil gained control over America in the 1960s with the hippie drug culture that gave us "sex, drugs, and rock and roll" and the self-absorbed "Me" culture. Young people rebelled against authority, including parental authority. Biblical morality was discarded like an old worn out shoe. They latched on to the slogan "do your own thing" and immersed themselves in every sort of immorality one can imagine and they did it with gusto! If we look at how the actions of that day have impacted our society today we recognize that there are dire consequences when morality goes by the wayside.
So - is it too late to turn back the clock to a time when people weren't immune to wickedness? Is it possible to have a society where children are protected rather than exploited?
In past articles I've made the case that children have been robbed of their innocence because godless secularists see the younger generation as fair game in their indefatigable struggle to advance an anti-Christian agenda in America. "The Barbarians are no longer at the door; they've kicked it down and have taken over the house!"
How do we turn back the clock to a time when children were allowed to be children, before America took a very dark turn?
First, Bible believing Christians must share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the lost. "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the just shall live by faith" (Rom 1:15-7).
We must make disciples of all nations. (Mat. 28:19) This is a command not a suggestion. People will not change unless hearts and minds are changed. It is men and women who need changing, not just the system (but the system needs changing too). There's a Holy Spirit filled power in the gospel that can change the most hardened criminal into a saint.
Second, Christian parents must instill in their children a Christian worldview on a variety of moral issues such as premarital sex, bearing babies out of wedlock, abortion, homosexuality, biblical marriage, gambling and drug use.
Third, parents must address what's going on in the government-run-schools they send their children to, where individual thinking is discouraged and group-think is rewarded. What kids are being exposed to is humanistic education. A large number of our public school teachers and counselors are radical liberals. Their aim is to persuade students to reject their parent's values and instill their own leftist ideology. In her book Total Truth, Nancy Pearcey warns parents that their youngsters "must be equipped to analyze and critique the competing worldviews they will encounter when they leave home" and she explains how to equip them. In short, young people must have the confidence to stand up for what they believe, both in college and the workplace. Turning the other cheek has never deterred a liberal.
Fourth, "Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine." Why is this important? "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry" (2 Tim 4:2-5).
Fifth, pray! "Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit" (James 5:17, 18). When you pray you must pray to the only true God.
Part 2 coming soon!
By Marsha West, 2012. All rights reserved.
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