This post is best read in the light of Part 1 which is here.
Part 1 dealt with the music we listen to, and trying to make a consious decision over where we take our moral-food from…what do we digest into our bodies…what nutritional diet does our soul feast on…
This morning, a news story has emerged about an actor called Angus Jones. Angus is a highly paid performer, starring in one of Americas most popular sitcoms Two And A Half Men. The controversy surrounding the article is over his declaration that the entertainment program consists of ‘filth’ and that continuing to act in the program is incompatible with his christian beliefs.
Check out a news story HERE or watch a clip from his interview below.
This is a brave move from a young guy, who is risking his £200,000+ an episode salary and future working opportunities because he has decided to make a stand for Truth and the moral standards of living set out in the bible.
Having never watched Two And A Half Men, I cannot personally comment on the content of the program, but isn’t this a refreshing stance?
Taylor Swift commented that the songs on the radio are raising this generation, surely the TV is a natural ‘add on’ to this. If todays moral values of compromise are soaked into the core of our daily TV diet, as well as our music, is it no surprise to see the downward spiraling of generations into ‘not loving your neighbour’, ‘everyone for yourself’ and ‘if it makes me feel good then it must be OK’.
What surprised me is the furious backlash people have had to Angus Jones comments. Check out the comments at this bottom of this page to read just a few of them. Where it’s become forbidden to speak out against Islam, suddenly it’s become OK for Christianity to be the easy target. Because a young man takes a stand for good morals, no compromise and biblical Truth, this is taken as a ‘christian rant’ by a ‘deluded celebrity of limited intelligence who believes in fairy stories’.
Jesus is the only hope!!
I challenge you to also view Angus Jones’ comments in context with his full testimony (which the news outlets have conveniently ignored). Part 1 and 2 are below. But before you do, note this quote from Angus from the interview:
“The name of the game right now is compromise…according to the bible, when that happens we’re no longer standing for anything…no longer on the side of the Truth…pick your side now, and you need to be 100% for that…you need to be 100% or nothing at all.”
Part 3 of this blog series is HERE.