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(2004), PG-13
Analysis Date
CAP Final Score
CAP Influence Density
JUly 9, 2004
23 out of 100

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***Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry***
  • Ps. 12:8 The wicked freely strut about [e.g., create progressively vile/offensive entertainment with impunity and no consequences and present it to younger and younger audiences every year] when what is vile is honored among men [when enough people continue to defend it, embrace it, pay for it, enjoy it, want it, submit to it. I call attention to Ps. 12:8 to warn of the creeping desensitizing power of "entertainment."]
  • Col. 2:8 Beware lest any man [by his influence] spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
  • 1 Cor. 15:33 (KJV) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (NIV) Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.
  • Rom. 5:19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
  • Jude 4 For certain men* whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change [warp, distort, falsely represent, situationally redefine, counterfeit, conditionally apply] the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. [*men: anthropos {anth'-ro-pos}, generic, a human being, whether male or female]
  • Matt. 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto [or for] one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto [or for] me.
  • Luke 17:2 It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. [cause by teaching or example]
  • Ps. 119:133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
  • John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
  • 1 Thess. 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.


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    Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
  • animal cruelty
  • threat
  • gang fight
  • human ablaze
  • arm amputation, twice
  • fighting
  • assault (man pushed woman into bear pit to get in front of her) attempted murder
  • bear threat, repeatedly

    Impudence/Hate (I)
  • 32 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • one use of the most foul of the foul words plus one euphemism of it
  • homosexual insult, twice
  • deification humor
  • adult tantrum
  • lie
  • apathy regarding son's increasingly severe wrongdoing
  • licking dog's face/mouth

    Sexual Immorality (S)
  • anatomical references, some rather vulgar, repeatedly
  • sex request, repeatedly
  • adults in underwear
  • sex talk, some rather crude
  • sex offer, repeatedly
  • crude sexual humor, repeatedly, frequent
  • rude use of vision
  • sexual harassment and sexual rudeness in the workplace
  • imagery of erection, clothed, repeatedly
  • man on commode
  • sexual innuendo
  • making out with sex talk
  • man and woman in bed together after intercourse
  • portrayal of same-sex attraction, repeatedly
  • pelvic thrusts in underwear

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • smoking, repeatedly, frequent
  • drinking, repeatedly
  • bar, occasional
  • booze, repeatedly
  • drunkenness, repeatedly

    Offense to God (O)
  • three uses of God's name in vain with the four letter expletive and 9 without
  • "God does not want her to live"

    Murder/Suicide (M)
  • two murders in fight (unseen)


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    There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our more than eight years of study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.

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