We can be thankful that our opportunity to speak freely and truthfully, still exists in our nation. I would like to bring our attention to specific television programming we are allowing on our airwaves. My main reason for speaking out on the influx of violent and immoral programming is to warn parents of the damages that occur, both mentally, physically and spiritually, in our lives and our children’s lives. I want to take responsibility for what our country has deemed acceptable.
The center of our being (our soul), can be masterfully destroyed in a few seconds of viewing damaging material. As a child, I grew restless one evening and wandered out into the living room where my father was watching an “action” show. I cuddled up beside him for consolation but instead witnessed a graphic scene of violence that catapulted me into a future of recurring nightmares. These life changing “seconds” may occur while you are studying on-line, or folding laundry in front of the television. You don’t have to tune in to an entire program to be assaulted and abused. You may just catch a glimpse of something horrific, but a glimpse is all that is necessary to begin the erosion process…and the dumbing down.
We know that once an image is captured by the lens of our eye, it is engrained in our brain forever, available to recall at any given impulse. As the images replay, the erosion continues and spills over into every area of our life. The violence that we call entertainment creates fear and anger. We may find ourselves unusually irritable. The blatant sexual displays so evident in all secular programming today creates restlessness, dis-contentment, and doubt. Soon, if we are not aware, we can develop patterns, and addictions to these pictures and thoughts. We then join, what is no longer a select few, but a growing number of the “tormented” and the LOST.
We are experiencing a backlash of uncontrollable behavior due to our unwillingness to recognize God and stand up for what He has commanded.
Those who haven’t been on the battle front, do not recognize the enemy!
Today, I would like to bring our attention to the television series “Lost Girl” which is described as a supernatural crime drama. It premiered in 2010 and after positive reviews was renewed a second, third and fourth time. This program has been privileged to play on the airwaves for four years!
Who is reviewing this material and why are we trusting these reviews?
The plot summary of “Lost Girl” can be found on http://www.imdb.com.
“Lost Girl focuses on the gorgeous and charismatic Bo, a supernatural being called a succubus who feeds on the energy of humans, sometimes with fatal results. Refusing to embrace her supernatural clan system and its rigid hierarchy, Bo is a renegade who takes up the fight for the underdog while searching for the truth about her own mysterious origins.”– Written by M.A. Lovretta
Allow me to tell you how the dictionary defines “succubus” – “a demon in female form who has sexual relations with men in her sleep”, it can also mean – prostitute.
Now I ask you, is this material useful towards any positive growth in your life, spiritually or otherwise? Whether you are a follower of Christ or not, is this material something that can bring about any positive effect in your children’s lives? Perhaps it will fuel the fire for our future generations to aspire to become sex slaves?
In order to promote a program such as this, a positive slant has to be manufactured. You will notice in the plot summary, how we are lead to believe that this main character possesses some righteous quality, because she is searching for “the truth of her origin”, “fighting for the underdog”, “refusing to embrace her supernatural clan system”.
I refuse to embrace any of it, and what does that make me? RESPONSIBLE, and more informed, willing to commit to learn about the inner workings of the Canadian Television Fund and what their process is for accepting public programming.
In the meantime, I suggest:
- “test everything” (1 Thess 5:20-22)
- measure everything against these words….(Philippians 4:8) and your minds will be protected and have peace.
- question whether owning a television in 2013, is wise?
- and choose the success that comes only from Godly discernment which is cultivated within a relationship with Him.
If you don’t own a Bible and want to look up these verses, you can use http://www.biblegateway.com on-line. There are other websites as well dedicated to helping you look up specific Bible passages.
Cindy Palin -Music for the Soul, “Christmas Hope” available on iTunes.