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Stamp: Child Appropriate Material by 8manderz8 Stamp: Child Appropriate Material by 8manderz8
I always get a kick out of Christians who complain about violence and gore (oh, and sex) in tv and movies, but then go on to say that the Bible is absolutely child appropriate material.


Interesting enough to read: Cruelty and Violence in the Bible
*Note: Obviously this site is a bit biased. :) To counter balance that I'll share something else.

Jesus is Savior - Here's a site that's biased in the other direction.


Edit: Added some blank frames to slow it down a bit. Thanks to ~Frubban for the suggestion!

Circle brush: I can't recall where it came from - but if you know please let me know so I can credit them!
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crazyforchocobos Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
This is reminding me of when my mom was watching the History Channel's "The Bible" miniseries and I came into the family room right as Samuel stabbed a guy in the gut and proceeded to rant at King Saul.

My response: "DUDE! CHILL!"

And it seems that some people I know tend to forget that David also cut off Goliath's head.
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SpetsnazKaz Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The world isn't exactly a happy-happy-joy-joy place either.
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Defying-T Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
The Bible doesn't teach those things, just mentions them, like history books.

But actually, even though I'm a Christian, I have some rather...controversial views. I kinda think exposing kids to violence/gore, sex and evil is...not that bad an idea. I don't believe in "sheltering" or "sugar-coating". The world is evil- evil happens. Pain, horror, gore, death, rape, violence, it all happens. Let's not sugar-coat anything. Kids are gonna have to be exposed to the real world sometime. I just believe in toughening them up.

I'm the kind of dad that would probably let my kids watch gory movies, while still teaching them that these things are evil, but they do happen in the world
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8manderz8 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it does specifically give instructions in the OT about how to go about doing war and justice -- like what to do with a woman who has been raped in a city who didn't scream for help (stone her to death alongside her rapist), or what to do with entire cities if they do not open their gates willfully, etc. I personally don't believe it's morally acceptable to purposefully expose young children to things like rape and violence. I mean -- I was pretty sheltered as a kid, but my nephew has been watching the news since he was very little, and at age 10 he was already so jaded, he grew up too quickly and socially he's a bit of an outcast because of it. I don't know if that's a common reaction with kids who are exposed to that sort of thing so early, but that's just the experience I can share here.
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Defying-T Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Hmm...wouldn't know, as we can't get into other people's minds.

I'm quite desensitized and a total social outcast. But I see my state of mind as something that could be positive, so long as I'm not deliberately aggressive or violent. And I'm not- I'm actually a pacifist. I wouldn't hurt a fly, unless had good reason to. I'm just rather indifferent to suffering. My state of mind is only "dangerous" if it is combined with the wrong vices.
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N7-Commander Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional
Don't forget that Christians complain about violent games too.
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
It's rather hypocritical, but I suspect it is due to biblical ignorance. I am told 99% of the faithful never actually read the bible, and I think if they all did we'd have a bigger portion of atheists in the christian world.
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8manderz8 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's likely true. I'm not sure about the percentage rate, but I do think that there is a majority of Christians who don't actually read it.
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
99% is what I hear from the podcasts, Atheist Experience etc. And it sounds about right; most people do not think too hard about things like cultural beliefs or whether they are right or wrong, they just conform.
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8manderz8 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's true that most who are in that sort of environment just willfully accept. That's sort of scary, thinking about it. :/
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