Friday, July 24, 2009

Have you ever seen a grown man naked?

Are all "Rated R" movies created equal?

To me there can be a world of difference at times and some PG-13 movies are more troublesome than some Rated R.

Talking about television and movies, John Piper share's a great insight.
"I have a high tolerance for violence, high tolerance for bad language, and zero tolerance for nudity. There is a reason for these differences. The violence is make-believe. They don’t really mean those bad words. But that lady is really naked, and I am really watching."

(full article; cf. Warning: This Bible passage is Rated R by Robert Hall)

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At 24 July, 2009 07:21, Blogger Rev. said...

I agree to a high extent. I don't care for foul language, either, or unnecessary violence. Movies with meaning may have these things, though. One of my all time favorite flicks is 'Gladiator.' I don't watch gladiator movies in general, but the story of Maximus is quite compelling. No nudity. No foul language. Definitely violent. 'The Patriot' is another in the same type of vein. No nudity. No foul language. Definitely violent. Another favorite. You'll find both in my DVD collection. You won't, however, find movies in the collection which contain nudity, raunchy humor, etc.

At 24 July, 2009 08:56, Blogger Young Wife said...

I agree. We watch a lot of movies at our house. I prefer that they leave the foul language out, but I can excuse it. Violence does not typically bother me. Braveheart, for example, is one of my favorites. Scenes of child abuse or sexual abuse bother me. Raunchy humor, like Anchorman, disgusts me. And I was shocked to learn that you can have complete male nudity in a rated R movie. I could explain the circumstances when that is allowable, but this is a G rated blog. :)

At 25 July, 2009 08:46, Blogger Mark said...


Although it has nudity.

At 25 July, 2009 14:57, Blogger Lance said...

Speaking of which, I am proposing an "Entertainment Tax" to help pay for health reform.
You can see it on my FB page.

At 26 July, 2009 11:38, Blogger Timothy said...

Excellent! I love it.

Yes, I'm not high on the use of bad language. So much of it seems to be there for the sake of just being there.

At 28 July, 2009 18:06, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who gets to define 'bad' language? The prudish elizabethian era, the backwoods hick who uses 'dern' instead of 'damn', the hipster who substitutes 'frick' for the BIG naughty...? These three groups (and other) Xians fill our churches, and our scripture uses TONS of language that loads of folks have found offensive throughout the ages. The language doesn't bother me, and I like the violence a lot of the time, and, unless it borders on pornographic, the nudity can clearly communicate. Much of the time, as in scripture, the medium IS the message. There are plenty of things I see, hear, watch that I WANT to be offended about. I always want my ears to prick when I read what a 'whore' I am in God's word, and see a movie where this is depicted - NOT the sex act, but filthy, vileness of what my heart does when it chases things other than the Lord. Maybe, I'm too progressive, or maybe my libido is broken, but I can see some nudity-correctly placed- and not get all hot n bothered. Most of the time, it doesn't belong, but it can be done.

At 28 July, 2009 20:29, Blogger Jade said...

Just remember folks if you come to states like Massachusetts, Michigan, Oklahoma, Penn, South Carolina and Wyoming, (and apparently now a law in Ireland) you could be jailed or fined for any blaspheming. So watch your language and your theology! Here's what the MA law states:




Chapter 272: Section 36. Blasphemy

Section 36. Whoever wilfully blasphemes the holy name of God by denying, cursing or contumeliously reproaching God, his creation, government or final judging of the world, or by cursing or contumeliously reproaching Jesus Christ or the Holy Ghost, or by cursing or contumeliously reproaching or exposing to contempt and ridicule, the holy word of God contained in the holy scriptures shall be punished by imprisonment in jail for not more than one year or by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars, and may also be bound to good behavior.

Unfortunately if you were to ask me when was the last time this was enforced ... I couldn't tell you! But as it seems the law is still in the books!


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