[quote="theflyingdove, post:1, topic:241123"]
I find it very odd that having nearly 80% of the American population labeled "Christian" is not enough to make most of the movies, books, video games, TV shows, etc. greatly involve Christ or the Bible being mentioned. Are most Christians so ignorant that they blindly follow their own culture and accept secularism too highly? Or is the root of the problem that the most popular works within the media are not made by Christians at all, but by atheists or other irreligious people?
Furthermore, how come the Catholic Church is too uninvolved in spreading Christianity in the media more when its members are doing worse as practicing Christians? Could it be that most of the American population is only Christian in name and that most Christians don't even practice, let alone care about their own faith?
Cordial greetings and good day. A very warm welcome to CAF.
In short, and without wishing to appear too simplistic, the answer is nominal religion. Many who identify themselves as Christians have a religious belief that, alas, exists in name only, but since such a formal belief is not at the very centre of their lives, they seldom think with an authentic Christian mind. Multitudes of men are Christian in name only and so it is hardly surprising that there is neither substance nor fruit in their lives. As Sacred Scripture reminds us, it is all too possible to hold "the form of religion" and yet deny its power (cf. II Tim. 3: 5); there can be a religious profession that is nothing more than a mere matter of form and custom ('folk religion', as it used to be termed) and which, accordingly, is devoid of any real influence upon the heart and life.
In view of this, many who 'profess' religion show very little interest in exerting a wholesome influence in the community or sphere of work in which they live and move and have their being each day. Moreover, such 'Christians' themselves all too readily embrace the lowered and debased standards of the world until, at length, they become so contaminated by its impurities that they are virtually indistinguishable from avowed secularists.
Unfortunately, dear friend, there is much worldliness within the Catholic Church today and many of the faithful refuse the call to sanctity and separation from the world, choosing instead an effete hand in hand with the world sort of Christian discipleship, a 'Catholicism Lite' (George Wiegel). Therefore, it is unlikely that such men will have any inclination to disseminate the Gospel and promote Christian standards of decency and good taste within the godless media. On the contrary, I suspect that they are more preoccupied with thoughts about not appearing to be too prissy or Puritan and not doing or saying anything that might damage the Church's credibility in the eyes of the world. Alas, they just do not understand that the glory of the Gospel is that when Holy Mother Church is absolutely different from the world, she invariably attracts it. It is then that the world will respect the Church and listen to its life transforming message, even though it might despise and reject it at first.
All of us can be saviours of society, whatever our vocation, if we only have a true and living faith that is characterised by a life of sanctity and separation from the godless world.
Warmest good wishes,