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Just depending on the movie review
Oh we are
Like sheep being led to a cinema hall
Not knowing how the story goes
How funny the story is
How tragic the story is
How frightful the story is
How obscene the story is
How many messages the visual story conveys.
Different people interpret differently
Different people receive different messages.

How important it is to filter which movie to watch
How essential it is to determine the beneficial of watching
How influential watching the movie we choose
Though permissible, but not beneficial

Choose and decide.
The choice is ours.

Inspiration On: Saturday, 9 June 2012 at 9:24pm
Revised On: Tuesday, 19 June 2012 at 5:39pm

Upon observation how the movie reviews are written and my husband’s dependence upon it to determine which one to watch and how curious I am before to go to the cinema alone during my teens, especially the horror movie “The Ring” to check out how scary is the visual story. This is because a lot of people commented it is a very frightful movie. That time was before I receive Christ. And I enjoyed watching horror movies and often got nightmare. Upon receiving Christ, a brother in Christ kindly questioned me, “Why do you want to scare yourself?” Those words stick in my mind for quite long and finally I choose and decide not to watch.

Upon fasting and avoiding horror movies, nightmare full of scary things and beings slowly diminish. Now, I don’t enjoy watching such movies. Upon reminiscing such things, I praise God and thankful for that brother in Christ. This reminds me of the Apostle Paul mentioning that everything is permissible, but not beneficial (1 Corinthians 6:11-13 and 1 Corinthians 10:22-24).

The reason I’m using sheep as an analogy is inspired from Isaiah 53:5-7 and its characteristics. Humans’ similarity towards it that is susceptible to danger especially spiritual and physical danger. We need a shepherd to guide us. That Shepherd is Christ.