Imagine you’re a frog in a cool, comfortable pot of water. As the late 1960s turn into the 1970s, you notice the water getting a little warmer but you think to yourself, “I’ts not that bad.” A few more years pass, and it’s gotten a little warmer but you still think it’s not that bad, and besides, all the other frogs in all of the other pots of water aren’t complaining either.
By the 1980s, some really scandalous stuff is on TV and the movies, well, scandalous but not too bad, or so you think. But porn on cable?
By the 1990s, the pot is boiling and if you haven’t jumped out by now it’s because you’ve been engaged in addictive patterned behavior: come home from work, turn on the TV, throw on a tape.
By the 2000s, porn on the internet, DVDs and rap with profanity, violence against women, disrespect against women and violence in general is blasting out of the radio. So-called “talk show” hosts are graphically describing sex and sexual encounters, and comedians are dead, having been replaced by foul mouthed, profanity spewing, endless sex joke telling, and nihilistic idiots/propagandists.
The time to leave the “popular culture” was several decades ago, but it still amazes me that some church groups, including those involved in divorce recovery, advocate going to see a movie where, generally, boy meets girl, they hop into the sack, and declare themselves a couple, and then find out how dysfunctional their so-called partner really is, and marriage is just a throw away thing like changing your socks.
It is time to spread the word about the Slow Poisoning of the Body of Christ where the world allowed us the oportunity to exchange the mind of Christ for a reprobate and very dysfunctional set of entertainment choices. Just put the word Dysfunctional in front of the name of any of the “hit” TV shows currently out there. My current least favorite is Dysfunctional Brothers and Sisters. The mom on this program is Sally Field, who ironically, played The Flying Nun in the 1960s, which helps to illustrate the point.