As of December 5th, 2013, 1:50p.m. central time, I’m SO appalled by the things going on in today’s world, that I don’t even know where to begin.
The world I grew up in, back in the 1980s and early 90s was SO much different than how things are today. For example, we actually LEARNED about U.S. History and the Declaration of Independence in our schools. Plus we were actually allowed to say the line “one nation under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and we were NEVER taught about “homosexual relationships” and the like. In fact, it never even came up in discussion.
We also never had people suing each other (as far as I know) for the most frivolous of reasons (such as, for theoretical example: “your dog gave me a bad scratch mark on my arm so now I’m going to sue you for thousands of dollars”, etc.). Plus the TV shows back then then were actually modest (for the most part) and “family-friendly” (for example, Growing Pains, ALF, Family Ties, Home Improvement, McGuyver, Family Matters, Who’s The Boss, Quantum Leap, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, The Wonder Years, Saved By The Bell, etc.) And not only that but the shows were mostly CLEAN. They didn’t really promote cussing, drinking, drugs, teenage pregnancy, etc.
The TV shows we have TODAY that have replaced them are absolutely preposterous! Things such as Family Guy, Naked and Afraid, AMERICAN IDOL, Project Runway, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, America’s Top Model, Desperate Housewives, Pretty Little Liars, GREEK, Teen Mom, ELLEN, Charmed, Jersey Shore, Toddlers & Tiaras, SKINS (U.S. & Britain Versions), Queer As Folk, Queer Eye For the Straight Guy, Real Housewives of _____ (numerous variations), Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Dance Moms, etc. Most of these shows don’t promote the value of the traditional family and many of them promote lying, promiscuity, sexuality, drinking, etc.
Teen Mom promotes sexuality, physical battery and teenage pregnancy (obviously) while SKINS and GREEK promote sexuality, atheism, partying and marijuana use, etc. But yet, all these shows are just a few very sad examples of what our “culture” has become today. And ditto about today’s movies. (Did anyone else, for example, find it absolutely sickening and beyond grotesque that a movie would actually PROMOTE hunting/killing/massacring humans [The Hunger Games]?)
And when ya look around, there’s SO many bad things happening in today’s world and people stand there wondering why. Answer: It is because we are a world, society and nation that has turned our backs on God/Jesus Christ Almighty. Sin runs RAMPANT in today’s world: music, movies, television, videogames, etc. do anything BUT glorify Jesus Christ. In fact, they do just the opposite: they mock Jesus Christ at EVERY single turn. Don’t believe me? Here are just a few, sad examples:
Lady Gaga “Judas” video
Lady Gaga “Alejandro” video
Kylie Minogue “All the Lovers” video
Miley Cyrus “We Can’t Stop” video
Madonna “Like A Prayer” video mocks God
Family Guy Mocks Jesus 1
Family Guy Mocks Jesus, part 2
Movie “Saved” mocks Jesus
Dante’s Inferno videogame mocks reality of God’s Judgement
Dante’s Inferno videogame ending mocks reality of God’s Judgement
Satanic Symbols in World of Warcraft
Satanic/New Age Imagery in World of Warcraft
Not to mention that today’s young people, as a whole, are generally so full of themselves (not all, but most). Just look at any Facebook or Twitter posting that most young people (specifically, in the 13-37 age range) today are making. They are all about “themselves” and no-one else. We are living in the age of “Entitlement”. Go to Youtube and you will see people boasting about how many subscribers they have or asking people to please subscribe. Go to Facebook and you will see people competing with each other by how many Facebook friends they got or how many “likes” they get on something. Also go to any blog or WordPress site and you will see RAMPANT cursing and people “hating” on one another.
And then you have the case of online bullying (which tragically in some cases, leads to suicide):
One of the most popular music videos of the 80s. The fact that most young people of today wouldn’t even be likely to figure out how this video is actually “mocking” God and not glorifying him illustrates just how far modern society has fallen away from God.
And as we, as a nation, have fallen away from God, so have our morals. The following stories illustrate this:
Grandmother wants to have surrogate baby with her grandson
Judge orders father and daughter in New Zealand to end their incestuous relationship
During a school prank, students are blindfolded, and told they are making out with someone special (another student that goes to their school), only to later find out they were making out with their own opposite sex parents! SICKENING! ;(
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAczPRl0orI 2:01-2:15 of the movie trailer is ABSOLUTELY SICKENING and made my stomach churn! ;(
Not to mention there’s been a DRAMATIC increase in school shootings and random shootings in just the past 5 years alone!
And ditto about the U.S. Economy
WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THIS COUNTRY??????????? HAS THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD GONE MAD OR SOMETHING??????? 😦