Hollywood and Blasphemy
Posted by Pastor Szekely on May 17, 2007
What are we Christians allowing in our homes today? What are we watching? What are we allowing to dull our discernment to Bible truth?
I got the following from http://www.hollywoodandgod.com/ – Did you know that there was a time when the entertainment industry was bound by a code that forbade them from using any blasphemy in a movie? The “Hays Code” stated: Pointed profanity–this includes the words “God,” “Lord,” “Jesus,” “Christ” (unless used reverently), “Hell,” “S.O.B.,” “damn,” or every other profane or vulgar expression, however used–is forbidden. Hollywood is no longer restricted by the code. Many of today’s movies don’t simply blaspheme the name of Jesus. They go one further. For example, the award-winning Blow, directed by Ted Demme, is a typical R-rated film. The name of Jesus Christ is blasphemed eleven times in the movie. Three of those times, for some reason, the “F” word is used in the middle of His name.
Just think about it…Are you “O.K.” with hearing the Precious Name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, blasphemed? Have you been anesthetized to it and do you respond by saying, “Well, what can I do…it’s society…it’s our culture…” Can’t you shut it off, not rent or buy it, keep it away from you, and honor the Name which is above every name [Phil 2:9]? You need to watch the following:
Blasphemy – “A contemptuous or profane act, utterance, or writing concerning God or a sacred entity”