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Christianity under attack even in Entertainment

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I have been noticing a lot of hate for all things Christian, even in basic entertainment. It seems that there is an anti-Christian agenda in TV shows and movies, especially those made in countries outside the US. Maybe I just notice it more now, but I seem to be seeing a lot of Christians portrayed as crazy people. They seem to take all the extremes and put them together to make Christians look nuts. There are a lot of shows and movies about religious cults and stuff too. How many Jim Jones types are really out there that it should be so prevalent a theme? It gets old, to put it mildly.

 

I've mentioned it in some reviews, especially after watching something so bad that I had to turn it off without completing it. Of course, many people don't like that and are quick to argue or downvote such reviews.

 

Is it just me, or do others noticing it being more common as well?

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I don't know about more common, but it is something that's been ongoing for a while. There are articles complaining about it from 2014 and earlier, for example, Ned Flanders in the Simpsons wasnt exactly a stellar portrayal (extra-marital sex?) and The Simpsons has been ongoing for nearly forty years. There's a really good article from 2012 "Bad Christians make good TV" which decries a reality series "Good Christian Bitches" because the women featured are the last of the three words only...

 

Religious faith isn't something often shown as admirable or to aspire to, and that is a shame. People believe what they see on TV, and if they never see anything positive about Christianity, then they won't have a good opinion of it. It is easy to say "be a good example" but most people will see more bad examples on TV, and it is an uphill battle.

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I don't know about more common, but it is something that's been ongoing for a while. There are articles complaining about it from 2014 and earlier, for example, Ned Flanders in the Simpsons wasnt exactly a stellar portrayal (extra-marital sex?) and The Simpsons has been ongoing for nearly forty years. There's a really good article from 2012 "Bad Christians make good TV" which decries a reality series "Good Christian Bitches" because the women featured are the last of the three words only...

 

Religious faith isn't something often shown as admirable or to aspire to, and that is a shame. People believe what they see on TV, and if they never see anything positive about Christianity, then they won't have a good opinion of it. It is easy to say "be a good example" but most people will see more bad examples on TV, and it is an uphill battle.

 

True, it's not new. It just seems more prevalent to me now (or maybe I wasn't paying as close attention). I didn't use to watch as much TV movies a few years ago either, so that could be part of it.

 

Well, that was an interesting article. Thanks. I don't see it as 'whining' per se. I think people should speak out. I get the point though. Good Christians are seen as boring, not entertaining, and entertainment is the name of the game.

 

Yes, we should try to be a good example, but then again, we don't have the same reach as a movie or a TV network either. I agree more with your last paragraph than with the article.

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It is a shame that non Christian countries like Japan and South Korea have better portrayal of their Christian characters. American television currently have terrible portrayal of Christians because most High positioned people in Hollywood are LGBT. I see a lot of LGBT propaganda in most American TV shows these days. I think it is better to raise kids with Vintage television.

 

Latin America usually have religious Christians as protagonists but the kissing scenes there are way too over the top to be PG.

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I have been noticing a lot of hate for all things Christian, even in basic entertainment. It seems that there is an anti-Christian agenda in TV shows and movies, especially those made in countries outside the US. Maybe I just notice it more now, but I seem to be seeing a lot of Christians portrayed as crazy people. They seem to take all the extremes and put them together to make Christians look nuts. There are a lot of shows and movies about religious cults and stuff too. How many Jim Jones types are really out there that it should be so prevalent a theme? It gets old, to put it mildly.

 

I've mentioned it in some reviews, especially after watching something so bad that I had to turn it off without completing it. Of course, many people don't like that and are quick to argue or downvote such reviews.

 

Is it just me, or do others noticing it being more common as well?

 

You've just noticed this now? In my lifetime, I can't remember a time when this wasn't happening.

 

 

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You've just noticed this now? In my lifetime, I can't remember a time when this wasn't happening.

 

 

Nope, as stated in my previous posts, I've just noticed it more lately. I also said I didn't used to watch a lot of TV or movies, but I watch more now.

 

Now that I'm exposed to it more, it bothers me more. I wish people could see some good examples of Christians in the mainstream, instead of being bombarded with the bad. Some of those TV "evangelists" that have gone down in shame haven't helped much either.

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I think 70's 80's 90's and even early 2000's tv shows are more Christian friendly. During those times a gay kiss have to be rated as r-18. Now you can even see it in children's shows. Also during those times you can also see characters go to church and pray. During the 90's even superheroes goes to church. Now the more atheist the character is the more cooler they are.

 

TV networks are trying to please the liberals and social justice warriors with their brand of diversity. I like racial diversity because I am against racism but I don't like the LGBT and abortion agendas. Every show right now have a Gay character and non of them are villainous.

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Nope, as stated in my previous posts, I've just noticed it more lately. I also said I didn't used to watch a lot of TV or movies, but I watch more now.

 

Now that I'm exposed to it more, it bothers me more. I wish people could see some good examples of Christians in the mainstream, instead of being bombarded with the bad. Some of those TV "evangelists" that have gone down in shame haven't helped much either.

 

My apologies for not reading carefully.

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I watch less American media now due to having unavoidable liberal agenda. US is one of the biggest populated Christian countries but it's media is so anti-Christianity. Seriously Korean media have better portrayal of Christians and that country is not even Christian. I just find their movies and shows more family friendly.

 

Latin American media is also more Christian friendly due to Catholicism but their characters are way too sexually aggressive and they have incest between cousins as a media norm.

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I don't know why is there so much hate. Why can't people just respect each other's beliefs. I guess in a way I couldn't blame the media because there's been some Christian groups that have been quite judgemental. The bible said only God may judge someone so I doubt those "religious" groups have done their research. They are destroying the good name of Christianity and even though not all Christians are judgemental, the media seems to want to make controversy to attract a bigger audience. Money is indeed the root of all evil after all.

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Why can't people just respect each other's beliefs.

 

By this, are you equating respect with civility or do you mean everyone should be able to do and believe what they want?

 

God bless,

William

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By this, are you equating respect with civility or do you mean everyone should be able to do and believe what they want?

 

God bless,

William

 

"It's a free country," is an oft repeated phrase in Britain. Maybe the land of the free is less free. Nobody needs my permission to hold views I disagree with, and, unless it is illegal, they also don't need my permission to do things I disagree with.

 

If you don't want people attacking Christianity, you need to return the compliment, otherwise people will give as good as they get.

 

 

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If you don't want people attacking Christianity, you need to return the compliment, otherwise people will give as good as they get.

We are engaged in a was against the forces of evil. In order to win a way you must attack the enemy. We must also be prepared for them to attack us. The fact that we are under attack isn't always a bad thing. It means that our enemy sees us as a threat.

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Media is a very powerful medium though. Many people see celebrities as their role models and many celebrities these days are anti-Christianity. The country singers and gospel singers the only ones not ashamed of being a christian.

 

Many curse words in Canadian French is church related. So you can imagine how much the disrespect media gives as influences people. heck even being anti-Christian is becoming a vehicle for fame. One of the most popular Youtubers is Amazing Atheist.

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We are engaged in a was against the forces of evil. In order to win a way you must attack the enemy. We must also be prepared for them to attack us. The fact that we are under attack isn't always a bad thing. It means that our enemy sees us as a threat.

 

Couldn't agree more Theo. The Church is supposed to be on the offensive, "not even the gates of Hades shall prevail against it".

 

God bless,

William

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Couldn't agree more Theo. The Church is supposed to be on the offensive, "not even the gates of Hades shall prevail against it".

 

God bless,

William

 

The disciples were given a commision to go out and preach the Gospel; not to go out and slag off anybody they disagreed with as being enemies of all righteousness. Maybe it is being too worldly to say that approach is not exactly guaranteed to win friends and influence people.

 

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The disciples were given a commision to go out and preach the Gospel; not to go out and slag off anybody they disagreed with as being enemies of all righteousness. Maybe it is being too worldly to say that approach is not exactly guaranteed to win friends and influence people.

 

Reminds me of a meme:

 

 

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God bless,

William

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"It's a free country," is an oft repeated phrase in Britain. Maybe the land of the free is less free. Nobody needs my permission to hold views I disagree with, and, unless it is illegal, they also don't need my permission to do things I disagree with.

 

If you don't want people attacking Christianity, you need to return the compliment, otherwise people will give as good as they get.

That statement seems to assume that people will not attack Christianity unless they are attacked first. As has been shown many times, people do not have to be attacked to attack others, they just need to think that attacking others is right. For peace to happen everyone has to want it. For a war, only one group needs to want it, which is why peace takes so much more work.

 

While people do not need your permission to hold views that you disagree with, a basic level of civility goes both ways, and they have to be willing to let you have the same priviledge. Acting on those views is something completely different, and acts don't have to be illegal for them to be things that adversely affect others. Discussion of differing views should be productive and polite, and it rarely is.

 

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That statement seems to assume that people will not attack Christianity unless they are attacked first. As has been shown many times, people do not have to be attacked to attack others, they just need to think that attacking others is right. For peace to happen everyone has to want it. For a war, only one group needs to want it, which is why peace takes so much more work.

 

While people do not need your permission to hold views that you disagree with, a basic level of civility goes both ways, and they have to be willing to let you have the same priviledge. Acting on those views is something completely different, and acts don't have to be illegal for them to be things that adversely affect others. Discussion of differing views should be productive and polite, and it rarely is.

 

I can think of a ton of Scriptures where Jesus reiterated these facts, namely, John 15:9 "If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you."

 

God bless,

William

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I think in able for Christianity to have better publicity without selling out to the liberals is to do more charities that media can see. Provide jobs to the unemployed, give scholarships to poor smart students and help the livelihood on some 3rd world countries. I think that might somehow convert some people. I know churches have charities but at this moment NGO's are doing a better job which is a shame. Christian families in western families should also have more than one children so the population of Christians won't drop. Look liberals prefers to have only 1 child or prefer to have cute dog instead. Christians can still outnumber them eventually.

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It's not new and I'm glad you're seeing just how discusting T. V. is. Hollywood is full of atheist and satanist. Go on YouTube and search for devil worship at the Emmy's. Also Google Don Wildman, The Last Temptation of Christ, and Mighty Mouse snorts coke.

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No, it's definitely not new. I've known about the evil stuff for a long time. It's the blatant hate that was like a slap in the face. It's the outright attacks that caught me a bit off guard, especially coming from the "inclusive" and "tolerant" ones.

 

I don't wish to look up anything having to do with devil worship. I want to steer clear of that but point taken.

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I think in able for Christianity to have better publicity without selling out to the liberals is to do more charities that media can see. Provide jobs to the unemployed, give scholarships to poor smart students and help the livelihood on some 3rd world countries.
Christians do all these things, but in the eyes of the media, "There are none so blind as those that will not see". Christians doing good works does not make for front page news, so why cover it? Negative news sells, so the media would be looking for the downside, or something they could spin. All you can hope for is that the people who are helped will see the lies for what they are, and that is a small proportion of the people who see media spin. Better perhaps to keep the media away, and follow the Bible teachings on charity: Matthew 6:3, keep it private so those who are helped know they are helped, and can in turn help others without the mass media getting involved.
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That's because the Freemasons want to wipe out Christianity, and they're the people that own all this entertainment stuff.

Funny how they're promoting every other religion except Christianity. They ask also plan an Islamic take over around the world.

 

Anyone trying to tell me that Freemasonry is a religion, don't try, I know its a monetary thing, and the leaders at the top are all evil old men (and women) (but women aren't allowed in the Blue Lodge...). People at the bottom (most of them) mean well, and don't know who and what they're really serving...

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That's because the Freemasons want to wipe out Christianity, and they're the people that own all this entertainment stuff.

Funny how they're promoting every other religion except Christianity. They ask also plan an Islamic take over around the world.

 

Anyone trying to tell me that Freemasonry is a religion, don't try, I know its a monetary thing, and the leaders at the top are all evil old men (and women) (but women aren't allowed in the Blue Lodge...). People at the bottom (most of them) mean well, and don't know who and what they're really serving...

 

If they're not Christians than they are Satanist by default and they all hate God and his people. I don't trust all the theories about free masons, illunemati, or a secret society but those theories do point to some truth, all unbilvers are like minded.

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