Labby, my friend........I was going to post about "The Hunger Games",
because my heart is so heavy right now, due to parents allowing
their children to read these books and even see the movie.....many
of the parents actually taking them to see it. And many teachers pushing
this secular film on their students.
Here are a couple of articles I think every parent should read before
they make a decision on whether their child should see this film:
THE HUNGER GAMES portrays a futuristic world that throws its children and teenagers into a large but confined area to kill each other as the society watches for entertainment. THE HUNGER GAMES has a strong humanist worldview with violence that no child should see, so it’s unacceptable viewing that media-wise parents probably will want to forbid their children to see.
THE HUNGER GAMES is a dark movie where viewers literally watch children kill each other in bloody fashion. With its humanist worldview, THE HUNGER GAMES has no depiction of God or the supernatural world. It’s all up to the movie’s heroine to win the game, but she has to lie and hurt other people to win. Based on a popular book, THE HUNGER GAMES is a science fiction thriller with a big budget. That means even more young people will see it. THE HUNGER GAMES is one movie that parents might want their children to avoid.
Now for a real eye-opener......read this article:
The Orwellian Theme Behind the Moviet reminds me of a statement in the book, Amusing Ourselves to Death, by Neil Postman who anticipated today's rise of Marxist values. To illustrate mental manipulation, he compared two familiar books: Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and George Orwell's 1984:
"The techniques of brainwashing developed in totalitarian countries are routinely used in psychological conditioning programs imposed on American school children. These include emotional shock and desensitization... isolation from sources of support [parents], stripping away defenses... and inducing acceptance of alternative values..." Thomas Sowell, PhD.
"Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies.... [In 1984] people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we hate will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we love will ruin us."
Both have a point. Today, the cultural war against Christ and His Church is being waged on both fronts. The minds of most contemporary teens are bombarded with seductive images and suggestions that mock God's values and scorn Christianity.
"...the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light..." John 3:19
(More information in the articles at the links)