John Piper on Movies & TV

There is much to commend in this brief article by John Piper:   Why I Don’t Have A Television and Rarely Go to Movies.  Even if we should disagree or have different practices.

There are, perhaps, a few extraordinary men who can watch action-packed, suspenseful, sexually explicit films and come away more godly. But there are not many. And I am certainly not one of them.

I have a high tolerance for violence, high tolerance for bad language, and zero tolerance for nudity. There is a reason for these differences. The violence is make-believe. They don’t really mean those bad words. But that lady is really naked, and I am really watching. And somewhere she has a brokenhearted father.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Tag Tuck on July 4, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    That is a brilliant statement.

    Reply

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