Vatican condemns Hallowe'en as anti-Christian
(10-30-2009, 07:50 PM)INPEFESS Wrote: Those are some interesting thoughts, Fontevrault. I am a horror movie connoisseur myself, so I am interested in what you have to say. Would you mind sharing your perspective and thoughts from a moral standpoint?

I'm not sure it's entirely a moral perspective; I find stories of perverted human beings dismembering others profoundly yucky and disturbing.  But, I think I can make the stretch to talk a little about the moral perspective . . . 

Keep in mind I'm speculating as I type; I certainly don't pretend to be an authority of any kind.  A lot of those movies have some basis in occult practices, demonology, or other such stuff.  To dabble in these things is certainly bad.  Now that's not to say a simple image on a TV screen is going to damage the individual but those images have a way of staying with a person and can prey on the mind.  Our culture is so saturated with imagery today that this argument seems silly.  And yet, if pornography is evil because it arouses lust and debases human sexuality, then these movies could be said to debase and pervert the human condition (we are sinful - but hopefully not that sinful) while simultaneously portraying Satan and his minions as more powerful than they really aught to be.  In that sense, it's the difference between Milton's Satan and Dante's.  Does this make any sense?  :-[

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