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Movies and Morality

This article is from Issue 64: July/August 2013

Right now, there’s a trend for Christians, especially those who are young, liberal and hip, to see movies according to mere aesthetics.

Just look at your Twitter feed to see all those unreservedly championing the latest from Quentin Tarantino or Michael Haneke. Even if a movie condones violence or poses a nihilistic, godless ideology, no one seems to care so long as the movie is “good art.” In addition, to be an accepted, intellectual follower of Christ, there’s almost a certain pressure to agree with popular culture on acclaimed movies and art in order to be considered credible.

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