Tagged: line drawn in the sand

Can You Place an Age Limit on Morality?

If we are truly what we eat, then we are exactly what we consume mentally.

Junk food can and does wreck our bodies. But movies and television shows filled with senseless violence or warped messages destroy our minds.

Many parents have taken a stand, refusing to let their young children watch the likes of a  RATED R movie because most of these films lack any real morals.

Bravo! One giant step for parents and one small step the children.

What? Wait – why is it only a small step for children?

Think about it…

Parents (some, not all) don’t let their children watch movies with moral decline – a good aim.  But these same parents have little to no concern watching those movies while their children are only an earshot away in the next room or upstairs.

These youngsters who aren’t permitted to sit and watch useless entertainment many times are subjected to it audibly.

I know, I know. Parents should have and do have the right to watch whatever they want. While true, consider this. You confuse your child when you say, “You’re too young to watch those kinds of movies. Only mommy and daddy are allowed to see these types of movies.”

For a child, that kind of logic is confusing.

The fact of the matter is this:

You can’t place an age limit on morality.

Yes, there are many things that should be left out of the reach of small children. Movies are just one of many that have, of late, got under my skin.

Please don’t take this the wrong way. I’m a parent also struggling to find that ever moving line of decency etched in the sand. One only has to look at the latest fare in movies and see there’s a need to closely examine what we let entertain us and unwilling let poison our children as well as ourselves.

We can make a change. For our GOOD FRIDAY, watch a movie with a child or take your child to one – something that will not only entertain them but will inspire them to new heights. Or check out RandomFilmBuff for good suggestions. On Friday, come back and tell us your experience. And as always, keep your head up.