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20-02-2013, 07:31 AM
Asking theist about movies
I'm curious to find out if any theist out there has any particular restrictions on the kind of movies you either are allowed to watch, or choose to watch due to the teachings of your religion.

Like, for instance Christians...

Is horror films like A Nightmare on Elm Street off limits, but a Christian lore based movie like The Exorcist or Stigmata is acceptable? Where does Devil's Advocate stand? Steven King's The Stand? Bruce Almighty? Okay that last one isn't a horror film, but still where do people draw the line?

or do Muslim's shy away from movies in which too much of the female figure is shown? Would they be just turned off by western culture completely?

are the Jewish people offended by movies about the Holocaust like Schindler's List, or do they see it as a testimony to the millions of lives lost during World War 2?

How about Buddhist, do they shy away from movies with excess of violence? That I think would certainly be a major irony.

This may seem trivial, but in my mind, if we are going to reach any sort of resolution, we should first understand each other.

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20-02-2013, 09:20 PM
RE: Asking theist about movies
(20-02-2013 07:31 AM)DeathsNotoriousAngel Wrote:  I'm curious to find out if any theist out there has any particular restrictions on the kind of movies you either are allowed to watch, or choose to watch due to the teachings of your religion.
My cousins aren't allowed to watch anything on regular TV besides veggie tales and other religious broadcast shows.

The ultimate brainwashing.
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20-02-2013, 09:34 PM
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Yeah, they have. Strict Hindus don't watch movies/soap operas that have women with revealing clothes on TV because it is 'Sinful'. The irony is, they don't hesitate to watch kinky porn movies on their handsets. Same with the strict Muslims. In the addition, strict Muslims don't watch anything that is related to terrorism, because you know, most of the supposed 'terrorists' are Muslim.Big Grin
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20-02-2013, 09:35 PM
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About the Buddhists, umm, sorry, I have no info like the one you gave above.
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20-02-2013, 09:45 PM
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As a christian, I wasn't allowed to watch anything involving "spiritism". This included things with christian overtones like The Exorcist. We were told not to "touch the unclean thing", which meant anything which glorified satanism; spiritism; the supernatural; mysticism; things of that nature. Not only did we believe these things could harm us spiritually (through simple association), but that they could harm us directly. As a kid, I was force-fed stories about people who simply possessed books about spiritism or movies about the supernatural; which lead to "demons" entering their lives and wreaking havoc. (An elder once told us a story about a woman who got involved with spiritism, which lead to her neck being snapped by a demon)

Bruce Almighty was ok, but I watched it with my parents when it first came out and they made sure to remind me (repeatedly) that God would never give his powers to a sinful man.

Some religious sects don't put much thought into it, but the JW's are really strict about "unwholesome" entertainment.

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