Sunday, December 27, 2015

Reflections on religion and entertainment

So I am watching reality tv and as far as the obsessive thoughts, this isn't bothersome.  I can turn the tv off.  How come this show doesn't bother me when other shows bother me or bore me?  I realize that whenever I watch a tv show, read a book, or watch a movie, it isn't about avoidance due to OCD. It is about wondering if this glorifies God.  Much of what doesn't bother me doesn't glorify God.  I realized that earlier today.  I became convicted by the Lord and what He has me to do.  For instance, I used to watch fight videos, which were unsanctioned.  They were about bullying, brawls, beatdowns, and cat fights.  They weren't in themselves bothersome, but they did not glorify the Lord.  In other words, were they worth watching as a Christian.  I realize that there were things that were things that provide peace of mind, glorification of the Lord, wholesome, and I don't have to worry about avoidance.  I have to ask myself those questions about the importance of what I watch and the content of these thoughts.  The thoughts of watching violence worries me and sex bothers me as well.  I need to live a life that glorifies the Lord and not my own desires.  God is watching.

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