Sunday, April 26, 2009

Depravity in Denver

I will not look with approval on anything that is vile. I hate what faithless people do; I will have no part in it. -- Psalm 101:3.

At the showing of "The Examined Life" yesterday (a full review may be coming), I had to withstand three cases of seemingly incidental depravity. The first two were part of the trailers for upcoming films: one about a homosexual prostitute another featured nude women out of nowhere. Yes, I closed my eyes. The film itself showed a philosopher rummaging around in a dump. He comes across some pornography and says, "You call this porn?" The audience laughed. I did not.

More and more aspects of American culture are sullied by the seamy, the seedy, the salacious, the scatological. As R. J. Rushdoony said years ago, when a culture forfeits the creation mandate under God to develop creation in a godly way, it devolves into the worship of sex (see Romans 1). These episodes were not incidental, but lamentable. They should be resisted by avoidance and substitution. There is plenty of goodness left in the world and in America. As Paul said, "Hold fast to the good. Avoid every form of evil."

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