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A Debate With Myself About Hollywood
by Becky Meyer
08/04/05
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Why? Why do I pay to go out to see movies with no educational value whatsoever? Why does Hollywood have such a hold on the average American family when they are putting out such non-God-honoring movies? And it's past just movies, what is this world coming to? We have arcade games that either take no real skill or are teaching the children of America to shoot computerized people. What is the reason God hasn't wiped out this planet? Why did He give us freewill? Why am I still here?

Let's take this one question at a time. "Why do I pay to go out to see movies with no educational value whatsoever?" It's good to take a break from work and relax while spending quality time with the family.

That's not quality time! Quality time should be the family talking face to face about issues that matter like puberty and educational opportunities not sitting in front of a big screen filling your mind with violence, sex, and other junk rotting your brain!

But sometimes you need time to get away from reality.

True. But isn't that what prayer is for?

Next question: "Why does Hollywood have such a hold on the average American family when they are putting out such non-God-honoring movies?" Hollywood keeps current with America's wants. And while these wants change, one want stays the same and that want is to fit in. If my secular friends saw a movie, I want to see it too, right? Plus, a lot of the secular wants include unmoral behaviors, clothes, dialogues, thoughts, etc. Unfortunately, God doesn't fit into modern wants of a fast-paced, instant gratification, thriller-seeking world.

That's pathetic.

Humans are pathetic.

But it does explain it.

Let's move right along because I need to go to bed. "And it's past just movies, what is this world coming to? We have arcade games that either take no real skill or are teaching the children of America to shoot computerized people." The answer is the same as movies really, that's what the highest percentage of consumers want. It's all sad really. I feel bad for the people who fill their minds with this junk.

I think it's their own fault. They've made the world into what it's becoming. They deserve to have their minds turn to mush. No, they deserve to rot in Hell!

Unfortunately, that's probably what will happen to them. If they don't hear about Christ and how life is worth living to the max, they will rot in Hell.

So Miss-Know-It-All, what do you suggest we do to save these poor, pathetic creatures?

We can only do so much. God is really the only One who can decide their future. But let's not get too sidetracked.

Fine, next question: "What is the reason God hasn't wiped out this planet?"

God believes there is hope for too many of the people on Earth to destroy it. Each Christian has a mission. When you asked Jesus to be your Savior you signed a contract that gave you eternal life. You signed onto something that makes you special, don't you want to share it? Sure, God could just wipe this planet all the good and the bad, but think how many souls would be lost. The more in Heaven, the merrier.

Dork, you forgot to tell me that I also wouldn't be as close to God without struggles in my life to remind me I need Him. Oh no, now I'm starting to sound like you.

You are me, remember. Anyway, "Why did He give us freewill?" God gave us freewill so that we didn't end up as mindless idiots at His disposal.

I don't think humans deserve freewill. We're not mature enough to handle it responsibly.

God knows best and He's already given it. Last question before I dose off at the keyboard: "Why am I still here?" I don't know, I wish I was in bed.

No, no, no. That's not what I meant. I meant, why can't I be with God in Heaven instead of being tortured down here on Earth. I guess we already answered that already though. I have and mission to save others and I need to remember that I need God. I guess that's all for tonight. Thank you, other half.

Zzzzzzz.

Goodnight to you, too. In summary, you can reason until the sky falls trying to explain everything but this life is too short to have times we regret. I wish I had the courage wait outside the movie theater to talk to someone out there about the Lord instead of filling my mind with junk.

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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