Movies and Morality
By David Roark
June 24, 2013
David Roark works as a copywriter in Dallas and writes about movies, sports and other cultural goings-on in his spare time.
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.