Archive for August, 2013

I was reading in Romans this morning, and a passage rang out as being particularly relative to the state in which we, America, find ourselves:  “Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple” (Romans 16:17-18 NKJV).

There’s a funny State Farm commercial where a character intones, “They can’t put anything on the Internet that’s not true,” and that seems to be the mindset of too many Americans these days.  “As long as I’m not the victim, whatever sounds comfortable is truth.”  If a political party or candidate says something about the other side often enough, it must be true, right?  If a supposedly charitable organization makes enough noise, surely they wouldn’t be misleading the public.

The “simple” are those who I’ve described above.  From AARP to Planned Parenthood, to Susan G. Komen (no longer the little group founded 30-or-so years ago), to the entire Congress, to the President, they say what they want and nobody, especially our lame-stream media, questions them.  “By smooth words and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the simple.”

I used to have no problem labeling Jimmy Carter as the President who most harmed the United States during my lifetime (and that dates from Truman), but our current President has done more to put the country on the path to ruin than any and all presidents before him.

And folks still have Obama stickers on their cars.  Mind-boggling.


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I’m going to simply post a recent email I received from the Motion Picture Association of America, which clearly illustrates why my wife and I haven’t been watching too many movies lately.  The ratings on the films shown bear a statistical similarity to the lists I receive each week, with R ratings a significant majority.  Is there really a need for the sexuality and profanity to this degree?  If you really want to see why a film is rated the way it is, go to http://www.kids-in-mind.com/

For the week of August 7, 2013

Ratings for Movies Debuting in Theaters This Week:
Film Title Rating Rating Reason
Elysium R Rated R for strong bloody violence and language throughout.
I Give It A Year R Rated R for sexual content, language and some graphic nudity.
In A World R Rated R for language including some sexual references.
Lovelace R Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language, drug use and some domestic violence.
Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters PG Rated PG for fantasy action violence, some scary images and mild language.
Planes PG Rated PG for some mild action and rude humor.
Prince Avalanche R Rated R for some sexual content.
We’re The Millers R Rated R for crude sexual content, pervasive language, drug material and brief graphic nudity.

Ratings for Other Recently Released Movies:
Film Title Rating Rating Reason
The Artist And The Model R Rated R for sequences of graphic nudity.
Drift R Rated R for language and drug content.
Europa Report PG-13 Rated PG-13 for scifi action and peril.
2 Guns R Rated R for violence throughout, language and brief nudity.
The Smurfs 2 PG Rated PG for some rude humor and action.
The Spectacular Now R Rated R for alcohol use, language and some sexuality – all involving teens.
PG PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED (Some Material May Not Be Suitable for Children)
PG-13 PARENTS STRONGLY CAUTIONED (Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13)
R RESTRICTED (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian)
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