I never said there is nothing to worry about. I was merely explaining why movies, TV, media, etc. put out the kind of stuff that titillates, shocks, and gets attention–because it makes them big money. They appeal to the lowest common denominator and push the licentious lifestyle because it suits their agenda. Where in any of that did I say it doesn’t matter? :shrug:
As to being deceptive, that’s a part of the game. Hollywood doesn’t care about the truth–it cares about image and how to get people to believe their warped sense of right and wrong is correct. At this point in time most of what is put out is a cesspool not worth a moment’s consideration or money. My dh and I see one or two films per year because the rest of what’s offered is pure dreck.
And yes, young people are extremely naive because they aren’t taught real values at home or even in our churches. It’s why they’re so easily misled by the glitz and glamor and lifestyle Hollywood pushes. We adults have the obligation to make sure they are properly taught and so able to resist such temptations, but we’re fighting against the mainstream that is constantly pushing immorality as normal.
I cited “The Passion of the Christ” because such a film would never have been made a generation ago. For good or ill, such a graphic presentation of Jesus’ sufferings would never have been shown. But now days, with the level of violence in film, it had to be that graphic in order to bring people in to see it. How many would have gone if it had been as “tame” as previous depictions of the scourging and crucifixion, we have to wonder.
Fudging science isn’t the only way Hollywood lies in films. They lie in every aspect from special effects to moral values. The special effects don’t really matter–that’s just appealing to our love of the sensational and relatively harmless, but lying about moral values is extremely damaging to mind, soul, and spirit. That’s the kind of deception we really need to be concerned about.