I’ve been struggling recently with a rather strange moral dilemma.
I am an avid Netflix watcher. I prefer their system. You log in. You choose what you want. Watch for how long you want, when you want, where you want. It’s convenient and ad-free.
However, recently I’ve been watching Netflix made shows and discovered what can only be described as above-average immorality being glorified and made to seem ‘normal’ or ‘good’.
Normally, if this was a television station, I would just change the channel but it occurred to me that my Netflix subscription goes toward the making of these particular shows. It’s not as simple as: Don’t like, don’t watch, because my subscription contributes money directly towards this filth being made and through that I am contributing to the corruption of our entire culture.
Am I over thinking this???
Since this realization dawned on me I have been feeling convicted to delete my Netflix account but it occurs to me that if I follow this path it opens up the question of other forms of entertainment. For example, I enjoy Star Trek but what if the company that makes Star Trek also makes extremely immoral and questionable material? How would I know? And if I knew, I would have to stop giving any money to them, wouldn’t I?
I have shared the concern with the only Catholic friends I have and they have all agreed that they too were being convicted over this dilemma but that the overarching implications was more than they could handle at this time.
Okay, you can laugh at me. LOL! I am a new Catholic still (7 years but I still feel like a baby Catholic!) so I’m just learning and trying to be as morally consistent as I can!
So what do you think? Keep the Netflix account or delete?