I admit, I have let some bad things into my soul. I watched the first three seasons of Dexter. And a couple of seasons of Mad Men. And all but the last season of The Shield.
I justified it by convincing myself that the powerful acting and hard-edged scripting overcame any shortcomings that crossed the grain of my morality. And then one day I realized that what I was really watching was pornography dressed up in a pretty package.
So much sex… So much violence… So much promotion of inherently bad people as heroes. And I had made a compromise with it.
Oh, you can say “well, even these anti-heroes get their comeuppance.” But by the time that weak nod to some vague, ever-shifting moral code comes about, you’ve already darkened your soul.
The old-saw that art imitates life fits here. We live in a nation that promotes sex and violence as Progressive Liberal political platforms.
It’s time to put a stop to this perversion – not through censorship, but through changing people’s hearts, minds, and spirits. Starting with our own.