Mommy Porn vs. Andy Griffith

July 4, 2012

I wish we had more Andy Griffith and less Magic Mike these days.  Andy always gave us something positive enjoy and watch.

In Mayberry, he taught us a moral each week as he was patient with Barney, a great dad to Opie, treated Otis as a person that mattered, and honored Aunt Bee.  Other than naming his son Opie, I can’t think of anything negative about the show.

Our parents didn’t have to worry about any lessons that we would pick up from watching the show.  They actually hoped we would learn something about integrity and honor.

Andy also made us laugh.  He had us whistling a catchy tune.  He taught us to be better people.  Did you ever hear his “What it was, was a football”?  That was hilarious!

Contrast that to what we have today.  “Magic Mike” seems to be the rage at the theater. I’m really surprised and disappointed by some of the ladies that have gone to this movie.  Of course, my opinion is not that important.  I’m also a self-professed screw up at times too.  I’m just not sure what we’re thinking we we call this an acceptable “Girls Night Out.”  Pleasing God is what really matters.  Pleasing me or your girlfriends doesn’t matter.

Here’s a review from the internet that sets the tone for the movie:

“Within the movie’s opening minutes, Mike slips naked out of bed (we see him fully from behind) and he starts talking with his topless friend, Joanna, about the naked girl passed out on the bed (whose bare backside is aimed at the lingering camera lens). They both talk about how they enjoyed having sex with her the night before, but neither can come up with her name.”

Where has Andy gone? Why have we allowed things like Magic Mike to become so mainstream? How far we have fallen… from Andy to Mike. Quite a contrast.  The crazy thing is that “Mommy Porn,” as some have labeled the movie, seems to be accepted among many ladies in the “Christian” community as ok.  Is it also now ok for guys to go see stripper movies and share Playboys?

Jesus told us in Matthew 5, “Blessed are the pure in heart.”  How do we get “pure in heart?”  I’ve been studying the life of David and it seems that these are some characteristics that he had:

  • He loved God’s law
  • He was a servant to his dad and brothers
  • He passionately pursued God in prayer and with his life

In Psalm 101:3 David wrote:
“I will not look with approval
on anything that is vile.”

I think we’d be able to follow Jesus alot closer if we had more Andy and less Magic Mike.

Am I right or do you think I need to “lighten up” a bit?

7 Responses to “Mommy Porn vs. Andy Griffith”

  1. Linden Wolfe said

    Right on, brother!!

    • eddiepoole said

      Linden, I’m not sure what’s happening when I hear several church going ladies talking openly about about going to this movie with their girlfriends. My wife works at the theater and said that groups of women were harrassing her male employees before and after the move. CRAZY!

  2. Alex Nagy said

    I think you are spot on. It is a sad commentary on society, but what more can we do except stand with God?

    • eddiepoole said

      I just hope some of these people will realize what they are doing, Alex. People make mistakes and fall but no one seems to be ashamed of sin anymore.

      • Alex Nagy said

        I personally think this just shows how close we are to Christ’s return (without getting further into eschatology, which I’m still studying). I pray people realize just how much we all need Christ, but I’m personally done with political activism. It will absolutely have to be a revelation of the spirit (if their hearts haven’t been hardened by God) for the Lost to realize any of this. Pray for true revival is all we can do. ):

  3. darrenschalk said

    I’m glad you made this comparison. My wife has noticed how many church-going friends have commented on Magic Mom and Fifty Shades of Gray and it appalled her. We have moved into an openly sexual society and no one is ashamed. God help us.

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