Tonight I am feeling a mix between frustration/disappointment/conviction. My weekly vice is Grey’s Anatomy. I know it is mostly about premarital sex and illicit relationships but I am just being honest here. I like the characters and it is fun to think that maybe the medical world kind of works that way. But tonight was oh so disappointing!
They had two men making out and they totally romanticized the relationship… undying love, poor fellas, blah, blah. It truly made me want to puke. I know this is part of the real world and that we need to love all people to Christ. Absolutely. But there should still be limits to what they show on tv, and at 9pm!!! Enough to make me not watch the show anymore. Praying on it. And yes I do think I should pray about what I watch. Garbage in, garbage out.
This leads me to Speedracer. I really, really want to take my two oldest boys to see the movie because Haig is absolutely dying to see it, but I checked out the review by Focus on the Family (James Dobson’s ministry) at www.pluggeinonline.com/movies . This is a super resource to find out all the pros and cons for movies, music, etc from a Christian standard. Great for parents. But they said there are some positive elements but quite a few negatives as well. The one that got me is they include quite a few swear words in the movie as well as the guy uses his middle finger at one point.
I guess I think if I have to point out what they should not be absorbing at least five times then the movie is really not worth seeing and paying a movie ticket for it. As they get older I totally realize I will have to use different things as teachable moments but when they are so little it would be nice to avoid exposing them to things like that at least for a little while longer. It is so, so easy to lower my standards, you know? Like it feels even a little funny saying we shouldn’t go see it because of swearing, but since when did it become wrong to have high standards?
I think I am probably explaining myself to the choir, but does anyone else struggle with this? Any thoughts?