Originally Posted by ButterflyDream
Perhaps she was referencing the violence and gore that is depicted in alot of the television shows they show now in the evenings...take CSI or Law and Order SVU and CI.....which I should add are some of the programs I tend to watch but the violence and gore they depict is heavy stuff.
Also the sexual content on TV in general has gone up, not just cable networks but some regular TV shows....again though, we watch a show called Rescue Me on FX on Tuesday nights at 11pm. It depicts some pretty intense sexual scenes (as in like R rated not not rated--no parts are shown just the action of it) and violence and the like.
I am thinking though I cannot begin to ascertain what she could possibly be refering to as I'm not her.
But that may well be what she means.
It attracts us as human beings, the violence ect ect....
As for there being no evil in existance, I'm in a way to disagree with that. I do believe evil exists and I believe that good exists. I believe in heaven and I believe in the other not so nice place.
I believe in God and the Devil.
So evil on television, not so much. Sex, Violence and gore yeah it might be getting a bit overboard. But I'm privy to watching it myself so I can't say much.
I don't define that as evil either. There are far worse things on this planet than someone kissing/kicking someone on television.
Sex being seen as evil both amuses and disturbs me. We all got here somehow, and it was not by sliding down an oiled-up rainbow into our parents' windows while they were sleeping because a faerie heard them say "I love you".
A lot of the violence is heavily edited on television as well, and where it isn't, there are parental adviseries or very similar warnings.
I think that the reluctance to talk about violence is due to the fact that most of the violence on television (barring violence shown on the news) is fantasy.
The same violence seen in movies shoved into the light of reality makes it disturbing because it really happened.
A bunch of heavily made up people get slaughtered in a movie? It didn't really happen. You step out of the theatre/your livingroom, and know that your local teenagers are for the most part okay.
They get slaughtered in reality? That weirdo's still out there. Your friend may have teenagers. You may have family in that area. The killer isn't necessarily sedentary, and what if they move to an area near you and set their target age a little higher? What if it's a group of people as opposed to one?
The fantasy of the movie leaves you thinking that itcouldn't happen anywhere. It was fake, and you feel secure afterwards. A false fear with no actual danger involved (barring ear damage, depending on how loud you chose to set your system's volume).
Something happening in reality leaves you with the fact that whatever it is COULD happen anywhere, to anyone, and people find it very disturbing.