Hollywood and Satan's Power of Darkness
By David J. Stewart | April 2015
Acts 26:18, “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”
There is nothing in this world any more evil than Hollywood, and that has been true since it opened the first movie studio in 1912. In the 1920's Hollywood became the fifth largest industry in the United States. Suggestive pedophile themes have been prevalent in Hollywood films since the 1920's. They were rotten to the core from the very beginning!!! Today, Hollywood is an out-of-control disease which has infected our nation, damning millions of families to spiritual ruin. If I had my way, I'd destroy Hollywood from the face of the earth!!!
The Bible talks about the “POWER OF SATAN” in Acts 26:18. Satan is the peon god (little g) of this evil world (2nd Corinthians 4:4). The Holy Bible teaches Christians that our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, and spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12). Our weapons are 7-fold: Salvation, prayer, faith, preaching the Gospel, truth, righteousness, and the sword of God's Word (Ephesians 6:13-18). The reason why we are losing the fight in America is because churchgoers are not using God's weapons.
Without the preaching of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, our nation doesn't stand a chance against the forces of darkness. Without prayer, faith, truth and righteousness in our churches, believers will not prevail in the fight against the satanic New World Order (NWO). God is still able! God is still on His throne in Heaven! The Lord's hand is not shortened that He cannot save, but our sins have gotten in the way. A sure sign of backslidden Christians is indifference, complacency and a woeful tolerance for doctrinal error, satanic counterfeit Bible versions and the homosexual agenda in the churches.
It is not a mere coincidence that Hollywood chose a “ROARING LION” for decades to begin their movies. The Holy Bible warns us that Satan roams about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may DEVOUR. 1st Peter 5:8, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” Nothing in history has more effectively allowed Satan to devour families than Hollywood movies!!!
Tragically, even our churches are following the standards of the world. Fundamental Bible colleges and churches that never would have permitted female students to wear pants (which is men's clothing) are now allowing it. Women wearing pants is a part of America's feminist culture. Abortion is a part of America's feminist culture, as is divorce and women pursuing careers instead of motherhood. The problem has become so bad in the U.S. that women nationwide are freezing their eggs, waiting for Mr. Right after securing a career. Female Egg Freezing Becoming Insane National Movement Because Of Fornication And Feminism.
Social Pathologies Are Increasing
The last several decades reveal the tragic consequences of this attempt to use mass media to remake society. While Hollywood denies that violence on the screen makes society more violent—the facts indicate just the opposite! Researcher James Hamilton notes that "large literatures exist on the impact of television violence on society… the laboratory evidence firmly establishes that violence on television causes children to be more aggressive… children learn scripts of behavior from television that lead them to be violent in later life" (Channeling Violence, pp. 6, 30). More than 1,000 studies have established links between television violence and behavior that emerges later in life (U. S. News & World Report, Sept. 11, 1995, p. 66). When entertainment industry leaders deny that violent entertainment spawns violent behavior, it is like tobacco company executives denying that smoking causes cancer—they are simply ignoring the facts!
Today we are witnessing the horribly tragic results of such misguided thinking. Increasingly, younger children are killing their peers and others who get in their way—then laughing and bragging about their exploits. Press reports repeatedly document the direct link between violence on the screen and human behavior. When television films on teen-age suicide were aired, researchers noted a significant increase in the number of teen suicides or suicide attempts (Boston Globe, Sept. 11, 1986). Films depicting characters playing Russian roulette with a loaded gun have inspired children to imitate this deadly game (Arizona Republic, March 16, 1998). A teenager who watched extremely violent videos killed a classmate—with a machete, while wearing a mask—just like a character in one of the videos (Boston Globe, Dec. 19, 1988). Recently in France another teenager killed a school friend with a knife while wearing gloves, a black cape and a mask like a movie character. After watching a horror film he commented: "I just wanted to kill someone" (Irish Times, June 6, 2002). When children watch more than 100,000 acts of violence on television before leaving elementary school, it has an effect! Continuous exposure to violence hardens us. Growing children, "bombarded by violence… begin to view life as cheap and expendable" (Atlanta Journal, March 18, 1992). This has serious implications for society.
The story of sex on the screen is similar. While Hollywood claims that only religious fanatics object to sex on television and that it merely gives society what it wants, studies show that more than 70 percent of Americans feel there is too much sex and vulgarity on television (Medved, p. 4). While writers and producers suggest that their films and programs only reflect society, they ignore that they are profoundly influencing the values of society. One college educator addressing the question "Is TV corrupting our kids?" states that "because much of the content of television and other mass media involves issues of sexual conduct, the potential for influence in this area is especially great" (Atlanta Journal, May 24, 1992). Another professor observes that "the media are so compelling and so filled with sex, it's hard for any kid, even a critic to resist… I think of the media as our true sex educators" (USN&WR, Sept. 11, 1995)—yet films and television rarely show the serious consequences of promiscuous sex. The continuous portrayal of promiscuity as exciting, adultery as natural and divorce as acceptable plays a powerful role in molding attitudes and behaviors. It has a devastating effect on traditional Judeo-Christian moral values.
More than 150 talk shows are viewed by millions of Americans every week. For many, this is just part of the way to spend a day. However professional psychologists are concerned that "talk shows contribute to and even create more problems than they solve" (Tuning in Trouble, Heaton & Wilson, p. 4). To attract viewers, these shows focus on the bizarre and promote a distorted view of what it means to be "normal." They offer unrealistically simple solutions to complex problems, dispense dangerous advice and ignore the off-camera consequences for guests who have been encouraged to "courageously" reveal deeply personal aspects of their lives. Regrettably, millions of children who watch these programs "are soaking up the same doses of pathology, perversity and interpersonal aggravation that their adult counterparts tune in to every day" (ibid., p. 169). Topics and behaviors presented on talk shows are eroding the foundations of a morally and mentally healthy society.
Today the average child watches between 25 and 30 hours of television a week. Yet Dr. Jane Healy warns that our "changing lifestyles may be altering children's brains in subtle but critical ways" (Endangered Minds, p. 9). Neuro-anatomists know that the internal structure of the brain is modified by how it is used. Visual experiences register primarily in the right side of the brain. Language and reading exercises are focused in the left side of the brain. When children watch television several hours a day (where little conversation or thinking is involved) and read only 5–10 minutes a day, experts fear a detrimental effect on brain development. Since reading and watching television make very different demands on the brain, extensive television viewing could "reduce stimulation to left-hemisphere systems critical for development of language, reading, and analytical skills… may affect mental ability and attention by diminishing mental traffic between hemispheres… [and] may discourage development of 'executive' systems that regulate attention, organization and motivation" (ibid., p. 209). Watching television can also be addictive (cf. Scientific American, February 2002).
These fears correlate with what teachers observe in the classroom. Students today have shortened attention spans; they struggle with reading and writing assignments, exhibit less creativity, are easily bored and distracted, lack perseverance, give up easily and have difficulty remembering instructions and thinking through problems (ibid., pp. 13, 42). A Canadian study reported that these problems increased noticeably in communities after the introduction of television (see The Impact of Television, Williams). This study also found that "television may have a negative impact even for adults on creative problem-solving performances and persistence" (ibid., p. 124); many would rather escape from problems than find solutions! However, research also indicates that better students watch less television, and that "personal interaction with adults is critical" for the development of problem-solving, language, and listening skills (ibid., pp. 198, 266). Dr. Healy relates that "children who have been talked to [and asked questions] and had stories read to them are at a real advantage" because "they've learned how to listen and pay attention"—and learned how to think (Healy, p. 80). We can understand the serious consequences of watching too much television when we realize that the brains of children who watch less television may actually develop differently than the brains of their couch-potato peers!
What does the future hold for countries whose citizens watch 20 to 30 hours per week of entertainment saturated with sex, vulgarity and violence? What will come of a nation whose people get most of their news from television, where the average story gets 30 seconds of coverage? What happens to a nation when its scriptwriters and producers deliberately undermine the moral values upon which it was founded? Perceptive observers see danger ahead! Ken Burns, award-winning producer of the PBS series The Civil War, believes that "television is rapidly eroding the strength of our republic from within" (Atlanta Journal, March 13, 1991). In a column titled "Television and the Slide of Civilization," writer William Murchison laments the modern "inability not just to distinguish between [good and bad, beauty and ugliness, truth and falsehood] but even to admit the possibility of a distinction" (Dallas Morning News, October 13, 1993).
Nearly 20 years ago, Neil Postman stated that "television has culture by the throat… when a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is re-defined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public discussion becomes baby-talk, when… a people become an audience and their public business becomes a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; cultural death is a clear possibility" (USN&WR, Dec. 23, 1985, p. 59; Postman, pp. 155–156). Postman also warned that, because of our constant exposure to the present-centered medium of television, "we are being rendered unfit to remember" (ibid., pp. 136–137). This is sobering when historians point out that "in the great empires of history we see a picture of our own world… virtually every one of the symptoms of decline that can be detected from history is present in this nation today… to ignore such lessons is to court disaster" (When Nations Die, Black, p. 4). Columnist John Leo observed similarly that "we are living through a cultural collapse" (USN&WR, March 27, 1995, p. 16) and that the media are often guilty of "cheerleading for the unraveling of the social structure" (USN&WR, June 1, 1992, p. 19). Judge Robert Bork has warned that "television is showing the end of western civilization in living color" (Slouching Towards Gomorrah, p. 335). Do we grasp what is being said?
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