You Have to be aware of this, please....

Discussion in 'Christian Issues' started by JenniferErix, Oct 26, 2007.

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  1. dawninns

    dawninns New Member

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    None from me. I think your basic point might be something along the lines of, 'the only power these things have is the power we give it."?

    Whether Harry Potter is bad isn't a question of whether it really Is bad but rather what power you're willing to give it over you? Ditto with The Golden Compass?
     
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    But why do people say that if you refuse to watch it, you are giving power to it?

    That's one thing I do not understand.

    I mean, if it is about principal, then aren't you being braver for standing up against something that you disagree with?

    Again, this is not about the contents of said movie, or heck any movie I s'pose.
     
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    I think that maybe for you, it's not the content of the movie? Just a guess. :D

    Probably it's just that the content of the movie Is the issue for most of us. It's certainly been the issue in many of the emails and WND reports I've seen to the point where exageration is much too kind a word for what's being claimed about the movie.

    However, I respect your reason and I think it's an admirable one.
     
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    I think it's not the refusing that gives it the power but the vocal protests. Not all the protests either but some of the more shrill and shallow ones that seem to just be reactionary. A loud cry goes up and a movie that people hadn't been interested in suddenly becomes a media darling.

    I think a thoughtful refusal, like yours, isn't the same matter. Neither are well reasoned objections that appear in the press.
     
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    JenniferErix New Member

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    I totally get that.
    Thanks for saying it.

    It reminds me of similar things in the past that have a similar ring to them....

    Anyone remember laughing at Tipper Gore for telling us that (In not so many words) our music was of the devil?

    No, she did not say that, it was the "Furver" over it all that said that...

    Anyway, as an adult with children, I now (GASP) agree with her that parents need help in making choices for their family. (Don't tell anyone I grew up with, they will call me a traitor! hahaha! kidding)

    Anyone remember the whole "Back-Masking" fiasco of the 80's? (It was argued that bands wrote only songs that when played backwards would tell kids to kill or to worship the devil... and that when played normal, ofrward that it sub-conciencly entered kids brains)

    I remember laughing my rear off at these people who actually thought rock bands had enough brains to somehow come up all that crap.
     
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