HORROR GENRE MOVIES……………..WHO NEEDS THEM?????????????

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I’m talking about action, adventure, animated, slashing bodies, comedy, gothic, paranormal, supernatural, dead people/zombie, scientific, sci fi horror movies etc etc. I believe that watching horror movies lets some evil into your life.

First of all, the devil and evil are very real things. Spiritual warfare, the constant fight between Satan and his legions and God and his angels over human souls, is a very real thing. Demonic possession and haunted houses are real things.  Hollywood does a very good job of dramatizing these situations. As a matter of fact, Hollywood has become so bold and shameless that their movies are becoming more and more graphic, more bloodthirsty and more about evil possession, leaving no boundaries.  I wouldn’t be surprised if it were art imitating real life or even the life of a satanist, evil/demonic possessed individual. Being paranoid about evil constantly, especially if brought upon by a movie, can lead to an obsession with evil, which can lead to allowance of that evil in one’s life. Evil can be transferred from one person to the other.

Even if you are a person in Christ, would you want to be harassed by voices in your head coming from demons? Would you know what prayers to say to cast the demons out? I would say most people wouldn’t.

I have seen a couple of movie sequels to some old movie originals of late. For one, I was shocked at the difference 10 years can make. Second, the sequel to the 30 years old movie, was depressing and I had to leave after half an hour into the movie.

The very few horror movies I have seen, (some unintentional, not knowing the extent of the horror) made life to me seem worthless, they made me feel that there was no point to this life, no purpose, no matter what I did to try to change it. The destruction and horror of everyday life in the movie,  put me in a state of depression, they instilled fear into me, they started playing on my mind. I had to pray and cast out the evil.

Who needs this stuff? Isn’t life bad enough as it is? Isn’t watching the news enough to make you want to get into a bunker and never come out??????

When my kids were growing up I wouldn’t take them or let them watch horror of any kind. I protected them from all this, I thought life dishes out enough problems to us without adding horror to it.

I understand the adrenaline rush that comes from the music building up and then something popping out. But really? Is it worth the sleeplessness and disturbance to your emotional wellbeing?

Surely one can get an adrenaline rush some other perfectly innocent, healthy, wholesome ways, eg. walking along the beach, shopping, exercising, competing in sports, climbing a bridge etc…etc….

Are you hearing voices in your head that keep you awake? If they’re from the other side, you can be sure that they will get louder and louder, that they will cause you a disturbance and even lack of sleep or even suicide.

We need to focus on what is pure, praiseworthy and what is pleasing to God. We need to live a wholesome life and God will catch up with us and reward us with the desires of our hearts.

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Tragedy, upon tragedy upon tragedy, upon tragedy.

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I WRITE WITH A HEAVY HEART UPON HEARING ABOUT THE TRAGEDY IN LAS VEGAS AND THE LOCAL NEWS TODAY.

IT’S NOT GOING TO GO AWAY! YES! IT’S ENOUGH TO MAKE ONE WANT TO GO INTO HIDING.  BUT REALLY! IS THAT GOING TO SOLVE ANYTHING?                       I THINK NOT!!!!!

Despair is something I see often about all sorts of things related to pain, family, children, work, health, death,  money, etc. etc…..because the view is that there is nothing I can do so I might as well give up.  I have never seen anything getting better because of giving up.  We cannot dwell on the past, we can pray about it, we can learn from it and change the future and move forward.

What we all need is HOPE. Hope makes us think of a better way, a better future, hope makes people want to change, make the world  a better place.

Hope is not a virtue  we aspire too much these days.                                                      My philosophy in life is………………………………….. fake it till you make it.

How do I do that?

I pray for help, ask for help, go somewhere else for help, read more, speak to someone who knows more than me about the problem. Try another way. One cannot expect things to change without one doing something about it. God helps those who help themselves.

Hope in a christian context, isn’t just about feeling good and positive, it’s hope in God, trusting in His grace rather than in ourselves.

We can sin against the virtue of Hope through despair. Despair focuses on the problem, instead of God’s grace and power. Despair imagines that God can’t save us, that He doesn’t want to save us. NOT SO!!!! If we deliberately give in to despair, we are disrespecting God, we can fall upon more grief and add to our problems.

Unfortunately, society has become more secular, hedonistic and egotistical.  Hence our problems have increased. Family values have been eroded through the gradual turning away from God and the gospel values of Jesus Christ,  by looking inward rather than outward. Society-turning on itself rather than God. Our values have also been eroded by the media, commercialism and consumerism, by government policies and through sin.

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Making raising a family, more and more difficult and challenging. All you have to do is look at how the family unit is breaking down and the more that happens the more problems arise. Why?????? Because the family is the beginning, the place where faith in God is learnt, where love is experienced, where children feel they belong, where values are taught, where problems are shared and solved. If this is not present, where do people turn to? They turn to money, drugs, sex, crime etc.

We need to turn outwards, we need to turn to God. If we keep our eyes firmly fixed on God and His love, then we can’t go wrong.

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Jesus unfolded Christian hope in the beatitudes, proclaiming that those who suffer trials on earth are blessed in heaven. This hope “does not disappoint” (Rom 5:5) because Jesus has gone ahead “as a forerunner on our behalf” (Heb 6:19-20). Therefore, we can hope to gain heaven and to persevere “to the end” (Mt 10:22). The Church prays for “all men to be saved” (1 Tim 2:4) and she awaits union with Christ, the Bridegroom. “Hope, O my soul, hope. Watch carefully. Dream that the more you struggle, the more you will rejoice one day with your Beloved” (St. Teresa of Avila).

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