The Evangelical Universalist Forum

Looking at "bad" things

So I’ve been around Christians for a while now and it seems as though we relate sexual purity to holiness. We often say that it is hard to find a good tv show or movie on Netflix that hasn’t been influenced by sexuality. You hear quite often to not look at any females body parts as if it somehow corrupts your inner soul. Why would it be so wrong if nudity or sexuality comes up in a movie or tv show?

I’ve been pretty vocal about my inability to see the immorality in nonmarital consensual sex that the apostles saw and the pain that it’s caused me, but I do think Hollywood is ‘over-sexed’. I remember watching American Gangster, which is based on a true story and is otherwise a good movie, but it has a sex scene between the main character (played by Russell Crowe) and his divorce lawyer/girlfriend. The scene added nothing of value to the story, but worst of all, the person Crowe was playing never even had an an affair with his divorce lawyer! All sex scenes in movies do IMO is make watching parts of movies with family members awkward.

You got that right.

I definitely agree with you though - hollywood has over-sexualized people and it can be quite damaging + doesn’t make for a better movie. But for the general ‘not so bad stuff’ on tv, Christian churches are way to legalistic with it now IMO. I’m getting tired of the Christian jargon telling us to keep pure and carry on - it seems really childish. Just my rant for the day.

They’re just following the Bible. It does cause a lot of (unnecessary IMO) misery for a lot of people though.

Yea fair enough. It gets right down to the nitty gritty with telling people not even to look at women with desire - it ends up being very damaging to people instead.