I was doing some stuff around the house last night and I had television on CBS. The comedies were so not funny, the writing horrible, and the storyline - if you can call it that - was filth. I do not have cable, but occasionally, I'll check cable listings in the newspaper just to see what I'm missing. Not much, that is for sure. The best stuff on TV used to be the commercials, but now even they are badly done and have become strictly hard sell - totally uncreative.
Today I was delighted to find these two comments on another thread - which, in a way, speaks to the moral depravity celebrated as art and entertainment:
... I know the beauty and joy of the Church's actual teachings, which are really the only sane way to look at it. Any overburdening of my conscience is my own fault.Later, another blogger supporting Mercury responded:
This guy (another commenter) has not only praised gay sex, but also masturbation, adultery, divorce, and all kinds of of things that have enriched our culture so much. And I will say again, the culture is dead, not vibrant. One need only look to Europe to see that, or to the arts - what art is there today? Lady Gaga? - Mercury
Yes, absolutely, Mercury. The consequences of our sins today are so smack in front of our faces, and we really are that blind that we don't see them! - Paul StillwellI believe it is important that we as Catholics not only accept Catholic teaching on sexual morality, but that we actually embrace it and publicly support and defend it whenever possible. Paul is absolutely correct when he speaks of the consequences of sin. First of all, sin does have consequences, and as Paul said, "The consequences of our sins today are so smack in front of our faces..."
"How much filth there is..."
"In Jesus' fall beneath the weight of the Cross, the meaning of his whole life is seen: his voluntary abasement, which lifts us up from the depths of our pride. The nature of our pride is also revealed: it is that arrogance which makes us want to be liberated from God and left alone to ourselves, the arrogance which makes us think that we do not need his eternal love, but can be the masters of our own lives. In this rebellion against truth, in this attempt to be our own god, creator and judge, we fall headlong and plunge into self-destruction." - Cardinal Ratzinger