"The Grey" Christian Youth Film?

I wonder who thought it would be a good idea to show "The Grey" at a Christian youth gathering here in Abbotsford. I do have a vested interest but will just give you what I know to be true.

I have not seen the movie but went to Pluggedin.ca to get a review of it in light of Christian thought.

There is little sexual content but lots and lots of violence. What really got to me was the "More than 150 f-words. Close to 50 s-words. God's name is misused at least a dozen times, with and without "d‑‑n." Jesus' name is abused another 10 times. We also hear "a‑‑," "b‑‑ch," "b‑‑tard," "h‑‑‑" and "f-g."

At what point does this seem like a good choice for a young Christian group to watch?

While I understand the life and death struggle while stranded and surrounded by ravenous wolves I think that we, as Christian Leaders need not be filling our kids ears with vulgar language and cursing (they will hear enough of that outside of the Church)

Here is a link to the review http://www.pluggedin.ca/videos/2012/q2/grey.aspx

Here is some food for thought

Psalm 101:3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

Philippians 4:8 (AMP)

8 For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].
Location: Abbotsford, BC, Canada

1 comment:

  1. The point many so-called Christians miss is that we belong to God. As such he has specified the very things of which you write. Modern Christianity (which is NO Christianity) looks on the things of the world to find things that are relevant to their idea of what faith is. Rather they should look to God to KNOW what is of faith and what is NOT.

    But that requires a God-centered view on life, they don't want that. The same ole' adage is muttered over and over "how can I be relevant TO the world if I know nothing OF the world"? The problem is EXACTLY that, we are to be RELEVANT to God and shine as beacons of the blessing walkng in faith is. That it does NOT reflect the world but reflects GOD. Then others can see and know a difference of what they witness and can THEN make an informed decision.

    Be the light....