I recently watched some favorite 1950s and early 1960s science fiction movies. And something I want to point out to my brothers and sisters in Christ is their references to God.
In The Day the Earth Stood Still, the entirely human appearing alien is killed. He is then brought back to life in a device designed for that purpose in his spaceship. A woman who helped him asks if his robot servant has the power over life and death. He replies that that power is reserved for the Almighty.
In Forbidden Planet, the captain of the earth ship remarks about a beautiful alien world, “The Lord sure makes beautiful planets.”
In Robinson Crusoe on Mars, a lonely stranded astronaut meets a completely human alien slave. He tries talking to him but receives no reply. He tells him he prayed for a companion. Later, this alien man does speak and does know about God. In a moment of despair, he tells the earth man, “God not forget.”
In 1934, the Catholic Legion of Decency began to combat immorality in movies. This letter explains the motivation:
The Legion was more strict than the current Bishops’ council but when it closed its doors in 1973, that’s when things slowly began to go downhill, first in movies, then television and finally, in the 1990s, radio.
For those who wonder, why are things the way they are in media today? This is the biggest reason. The guest you once welcomed into your home has mutated into a pimp and prostitute with foul mouths and anti-God commentary.
In 1986, musician Frank Zappa appeared on the TV program Crossfire. He was well dressed in a suit and tie but he was very concerned about censorship in music. He stated there was nothing pornographic in music. “They’re just words.” Obviously, the words Mr. Zappa was using to explain himself didn’t have any meaning either, but he didn’t act that way. He was very firm. “They’re just words!”
Recently, so-called comedian Lewis Black said “there is no such thing as bad language.” Apparently, all those words your mother and father told you were bad are now - poof - magically not bad.
Persevere in the truth, my brothers and sisters. Be sober, be vigilant because your adversary the devil goes about like a roaring lion seeking whom he might devour.
The devil has devoured too many who are now slaves to sin. Repent and turn away.