Thursday, August 23, 2012
How far will Hollywood go?
Today, I was reading an interview about Nicole Kidman's new movie "The Paperboy". In a scene, she had to pee on her co star, Zac Efron. She says she was in character, so it was okay.
Last week or so, I read an interview on Shia LaBeouf about the new movie he is signed up to do, "The Nymphomaniac", and he said the director, Lars von Triers most likely would require him to indulge in actual sex scenes in the shoot.
The envelope is being pushed further and further in what can be depicted on mainstream. Since this is America, and there is freedom of speech, why are we Christians silent, and trying to fit in? Hollywood isn't taming its message, so why are we Christians taming ours? It's not about spewing condemnation and hate rhetorics, but rather boldly telling about the power of the gospel to save and redeem.
It is simple - "I once was lost in sin and condemnation; I had an encounter with Jesus Christ and my life was transformed; he has rescued me from a life of sin; the same power of the gospel can rescue you too". Period.