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Profanity in shows and movies
« on: Mon Sep 28, 2015 - 15:38:33 »
The one thing that offends me the most is profanity on TV--especially when they use "God", "Jesus Christ" or the "f" word. I won't watch such shows and have often changed to something else or turned off the TV because of the filthy language. I now watch old reruns on Hulu through my computer; it's only $7.99 per month--until they raise it. My 32 inch flat screen TV is now my computer screen. "Profanity is the effort of a feeble mind trying to be forceful." author unknown

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« Reply #1 on: Mon Sep 28, 2015 - 15:55:28 »
I watch mainly old movies and older tv shows. Not because of the lack of profanity, though. I just enjoy them more than reality shows that are so popular today. I finally got rid of my satellite and went to a digital antenna, so I can catch local news, PBS, etc, but I still don't watch that much.
What I'm sick of hearing, is every time I get in my car to go somewhere, I turn on the radio, and there's an ad featuring Greg from the Oklahoma Men's Clinic, discussing men having "inna-massy" problems (as he pronounces it) and how the Oklahoma Men's Clinic can get him back in the game. I'm so tired of those ads. They can be a little embarrassing when I have my grandson in the car with me, but even when I'm alone, I just get tired of hearing him come up with new catch phrases to describe ED. I can't imagine the amount of money they're spending on buying air time.

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« Reply #2 on: Mon Sep 28, 2015 - 15:56:31 »
Jon-Marc, what are some of your favorite reruns?

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« Reply #3 on: Tue Sep 29, 2015 - 22:17:12 »
There is something strange going on here. When I click on "Quote", it quotes someone other than the one I want to quote. Anyway, some of the reruns I'm watching are Law and Order, All of the CSI shows, Dr. Who, and even some super hero cartoons. Unfortunately, I do get profanity in some of those (not the cartoons), but it's tolerable. I haven't used any "cuss" words since I was 16, when I outgrew any need for such childish language. I disagree with the assumption that profanity is "adult language". I've never used it as an adult. Of course, I've been saved since I was 17.

When DirecTV went up to $78 per month just to watch reruns, I canceled them and went to online TV called Hulu for only $7.99 per month. If all they're going to have on TV is reruns, I might as watch them a lot more cheaply.

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« Reply #4 on: Wed Sep 30, 2015 - 06:37:34 »
I absolutely agree with not only the foul language and profanity.. the worst for me is the use of Jesus' name or mentioning God.... but the amount of sexual ED adds... and now the ads for heightening things for women is totally disgusting.

I strongly suspect that the so called "need" for such is largly due to the sexual content in almost every program that is currently being made.

And that falls even to some of the , what I would have thought were safe, movies Hallmark puts out there in their romance ones. One specifically was a cute stroy that had Bruce Boxleitner as the girls father and talking to her he made the comment about when he met and was getting close to her mother the line from the movies was "when it was time for us to move in together."

There is too much sex on TV.... LOL, it now seems more there then in the movies.

Anyway... as to oldies...

I watch a lot... and we have a  channel that runs things like Hart to Hart and Magnum and the like....

However.... oldies can also be very deceptive if you are not careful....
Golden girls for example , while never saying specifics or showing anything
is all about sex for older women....


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« Reply #5 on: Wed Sep 30, 2015 - 08:36:19 »
There is something strange going on here. When I click on "Quote", it quotes someone other than the one I want to quote. Anyway, some of the reruns I'm watching are Law and Order, All of the CSI shows, Dr. Who, and even some super hero cartoons. Unfortunately, I do get profanity in some of those (not the cartoons), but it's tolerable. I haven't used any "cuss" words since I was 16, when I outgrew any need for such childish language. I disagree with the assumption that profanity is "adult language". I've never used it as an adult. Of course, I've been saved since I was 17.

When DirecTV went up to $78 per month just to watch reruns, I canceled them and went to online TV called Hulu for only $7.99 per month. If all they're going to have on TV is reruns, I might as watch them a lot more cheaply.
Jon-Marc, if you'll right click on the quote button, then choose "open in a new window" option, you'll be able to quote with no problem.
Sounds like you enjoy crime/detective/mystery types of programs. So do I, but I reach back into the 70s and earlier for most of the detective shows I watch. One of my favorites is Columbo. Some others are Rockford Files, Father Dowling Mysteries, and of course, the classic Perry Mason series is always good (IMO).
If you don't want to hear profanity, steer clear of the old 70s disaster movies. I started watching them with my grandson, and couldn't believe the amount of profanity in them - especially those in the Airport series.
Speaking of old cartoons, I sometimes watch some of my favorites on youtube, like Foghorn Leghorn, Yogi, and Underdog. I'm finding more and more complete shows and movies on youtube.

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« Reply #6 on: Wed Sep 30, 2015 - 08:49:03 »
.... but the amount of sexual ED adds... and now the ads for heightening things for women is totally disgusting.






I know! They have run it into the ground. I spend about 2 hours each day in my car, and listen to the local news/traffic station so I can avoid traffic tie-ups and accidents, and these ads run non-stop during those two hours. I'm so tired of hearing them, I'm about to stop listening to the radio, and pop in a CD and just not worry about getting into a traffic jam.

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I strongly suspect that the so called "need" for such is largly due to the sexual content in almost every program that is currently being made.

Could be part of it. There must be a need, or a need was created to sell a product/service. I just did a quick google on one of these clinics, and it actually doesn't get good reviews. The men say they get them in the door with the promise of a quick fix and only charge them $199, but the men are saying they end up getting charged nearly 2k and the results are not so good. Whatever the deal is, I'm just tired of hearing those ads and it's embarrassing if grands are in the car.  ::frown::

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« Reply #7 on: Wed Sep 30, 2015 - 19:36:16 »
I very much enjoy the black and white shows and movies for the lack of profanity and sexual situations. I also like them because they're not glorifying homosexuality. I think the first time a cuss word was used on TV was in "Gone with the Wind." Just one four letter word used one time, but it didn't ruin my enjoyment of the movie. Now there's no limit to what they will say on TV. They want to make TV more realistic, but I could do without the realism.

I used to watch TV to get away from reality for a while, but now there's very little fit to watch. The original Law and Order had a man who played a cop who seemed to love the "sob" phrase and the 7-letter word that starts with a "b" that meant an illegitimately born person and used them excessively, I got where I wouldn't watch it when he was in it. That's one thing I like about cartoons--no profanity--not yet anyway. Give them time; with the way children are using profanity these days, the children wouldn't hear anything they haven't already heard or use themselves. They learn it at home, from other children and from TV. They have no idea what the words mean, but they use them anyway; they want to sound "cool".

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« Reply #8 on: Mon Oct 05, 2015 - 10:23:11 »
If we dumb things down enough so that they contain no meaning whatsoever, then we won't have to worry about profanity. 'course Paul didn't do that, but we never mention the actual profanity that he used. (yeah, you'll be able to find a million articles that will tell you that the phrase he used in Philipians 3:8 wasn't profanity. Many of these were likely written by the same people who tell you that Jesus turned water into grape juice.)

I wish Christians would get as upset about real problems, about the pervasive, creeping evil that creates housing project full of young kids with drug-addled parents, for instance, as they do about things that make them uncomfortable. But if you go ahead and spend your time watching INSP you won't have to see any of that.


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« Reply #9 on: Mon Oct 05, 2015 - 10:38:57 »
If we dumb things down enough so that they contain no meaning whatsoever, then we won't have to worry about profanity. 'course Paul didn't do that, but we never mention the actual profanity that he used. (yeah, you'll be able to find a million articles that will tell you that the phrase he used in Philipians 3:8 wasn't profanity. Many of these were likely written by the same people who tell you that Jesus turned water into grape juice.)

I wish Christians would get as upset about real problems, about the pervasive, creeping evil that creates housing project full of young kids with drug-addled parents, for instance, as they do about things that make them uncomfortable. But if you go ahead and spend your time watching INSP you won't have to see any of that.

I had to look up INSP to see what you were referring to.  ::smile::

I agree with you. Christians straining at gnats while swallowing camels. Profanity doesn't bother me much. It's just words. I've had so much of it used against me that it lost any impact, but what does bother me is my former daughter-in-law (and multitudes like her) who are drug addicts and can't be the mothers their children need. We sit in our church houses all day long fussing about a cuss word here or there, while turning a blind eye to the real problems of this world. Fiddling while Rome burns.

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« Reply #10 on: Mon Oct 05, 2015 - 11:20:29 »
.... but the amount of sexual ED adds... and now the ads for heightening things for women is totally disgusting.






I know! They have run it into the ground. I spend about 2 hours each day in my car, and listen to the local news/traffic station so I can avoid traffic tie-ups and accidents, and these ads run non-stop during those two hours. I'm so tired of hearing them, I'm about to stop listening to the radio, and pop in a CD and just not worry about getting into a traffic jam.

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I strongly suspect that the so called "need" for such is largly due to the sexual content in almost every program that is currently being made.

Could be part of it. There must be a need, or a need was created to sell a product/service. I just did a quick google on one of these clinics, and it actually doesn't get good reviews. The men say they get them in the door with the promise of a quick fix and only charge them $199, but the men are saying they end up getting charged nearly 2k and the results are not so good. Whatever the deal is, I'm just tired of hearing those ads and it's embarrassing if grands are in the car.  ::frown::

What is a CD?

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« Reply #11 on: Mon Oct 05, 2015 - 11:29:15 »


What is a CD?

OK, smarty. I'm in my 50s. At least I didn't say I should pop in an 8-track or cassette.
I did purchase a 2015 vehicle a few weeks ago, and it does have a slot for CDs so they must not be totally obsolete.  ::smile::

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« Reply #12 on: Mon Oct 05, 2015 - 11:43:05 »
My car is older, so it has a tape deck.  I play music from my phone through a magnetic tape deck.  I already have Amazon Prime, so I use saved Prime Music files instead of the radio.

I like country, and country radio doesn't play country music anymore.

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« Reply #13 on: Mon Oct 05, 2015 - 12:19:58 »
My car is older, so it has a tape deck.  I play music from my phone through a magnetic tape deck.  I already have Amazon Prime, so I use saved Prime Music files instead of the radio.

I like country, and country radio doesn't play country music anymore.

Just last week my daughter was telling me how she streams music from an app on her phone through her car radio. I may end up trying that.
I like some country. I'm really into Red Dirt bands now. My favorites are Stoney LaRue and Turnpike Troubadours. Red Dirt is hard to describe, but I like it.
Lately, I can't get enough of the Wailin' Jennys. Another distinct sound.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OguVb3uSZTs

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« Reply #14 on: Mon Oct 05, 2015 - 12:30:59 »
I have some Kyle Park, Aaron Watson, Wade Bowen, Cody Johnson Band, and Jon Wolfe through Amazon Prime.

All Texans outside of mainstream "country."

But I will never live in Texas.  Too hot.

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« Reply #15 on: Mon Oct 05, 2015 - 12:45:41 »
I have some Kyle Park, Aaron Watson, Wade Bowen, Cody Johnson Band, and Jon Wolfe through Amazon Prime.

All Texans outside of mainstream "country."

But I will never live in Texas.  Too hot.

Oh, I've heard of and listen to Wade Bowen. He's more Red Dirt, which I like.


Yep, Texas is hot, but so is Oklahoma.  ::frown::  The Hill Country is my favorite place in Texas. Bluebonnets - acres and acres of bluebonnets in the spring - just breathtaking.

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« Reply #16 on: Mon Oct 05, 2015 - 13:49:26 »
I have some Kyle Park, Aaron Watson, Wade Bowen, Cody Johnson Band, and Jon Wolfe through Amazon Prime.

All Texans outside of mainstream "country."

But I will never live in Texas.  Too hot.

Oh, I've heard of and listen to Wade Bowen. He's more Red Dirt, which I like.


Yep, Texas is hot, but so is Oklahoma.  ::frown::  The Hill Country is my favorite place in Texas. Bluebonnets - acres and acres of bluebonnets in the spring - just breathtaking.

I saw Lake Superior, Lake Huron, and Lake Michigan last week.

Along with some of the fall colors.

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« Reply #17 on: Mon Oct 05, 2015 - 14:41:44 »
Ever listen to the Avett Brothers? Not strictly country, but more so than anything coming out of Nashville. A little bluegrass, a little rock. They were one of the bands Mumford and Sons listened to when they were trying to come up with a sound, but the Avetts are more authentic. They name Tom T. Hall and Charlie Louvin as inspirations.

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« Reply #18 on: Mon Oct 05, 2015 - 14:47:16 »
Ever listen to the Avett Brothers? Not strictly country, but more so than anything coming out of Nashville. A little bluegrass, a little rock. They were one of the bands Mumford and Sons listened to when they were trying to come up with a sound, but the Avetts are more authentic. They name Tom T. Hall and Charlie Louvin as inspirations.

I have not.  Sturgill Simpson is a guy from out your way in SE Kentucky that is good.

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« Reply #19 on: Mon Oct 05, 2015 - 14:51:20 »
For an old timey sound, try Caleb Klouder

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« Reply #20 on: Mon Oct 05, 2015 - 14:53:27 »
Ever listen to the Avett Brothers? Not strictly country, but more so than anything coming out of Nashville. A little bluegrass, a little rock. They were one of the bands Mumford and Sons listened to when they were trying to come up with a sound, but the Avetts are more authentic. They name Tom T. Hall and Charlie Louvin as inspirations.

I haven't, so I ran over to youtube and listened to the first selection I saw - Murder in the City. A little sad, but I like it.

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I saw Lake Superior, Lake Huron, and Lake Michigan last week.

Along with some of the fall colors.

I can only imagine how beautiful that was.  ::smile::  In three weeks, my daughter and I are heading into Arkansas for a few days of fall foliage viewing. It won't be as spectacular as the maples in the northeast, but Arkansas usually has a lovely show of fall color, so we'll be happy.

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« Reply #22 on: Mon Oct 05, 2015 - 15:14:38 »
Yeah, 'Murder's a bit of a weepie. That came across a bit different than I imagined it would.

Here's one of my favorites:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBQZnHv74dQ

fwiw, Scott (shorter hair and banjo) transcribed their Methodist Preacher grandfather's sermons and put them online a few years back. They come from an interesting background.
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fwiw, Scott (shorter hair and banjo) transcribed their Methodist Preacher grandfather's sermons and put them online a few years back. They come from an interesting background.

I'm not a Methodist, but the best sermons I've ever heard came from a Methodist preacher.

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« Reply #24 on: Tue Oct 06, 2015 - 10:22:47 »
If we dumb things down enough so that they contain no meaning whatsoever, then we won't have to worry about profanity. 'course Paul didn't do that, but we never mention the actual profanity that he used. (yeah, you'll be able to find a million articles that will tell you that the phrase he used in Philipians 3:8 wasn't profanity. Many of these were likely written by the same people who tell you that Jesus turned water into grape juice.)

I wish Christians would get as upset about real problems, about the pervasive, creeping evil that creates housing project full of young kids with drug-addled parents, for instance, as they do about things that make them uncomfortable. But if you go ahead and spend your time watching INSP you won't have to see any of that.

This is a Romans 14 issue.  Frankly, you are going deadset against what the Bible says by berating a "weaker brother."

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« Reply #25 on: Tue Oct 06, 2015 - 13:46:03 »
I think you might have Romans 14 backward; it begins with the following admonition:

The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them. 4 Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand.

Paul was pretty firm about that, not only in Romans but in Colossians 2 (20 Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules: 21 “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”? 22 These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings. 23 Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence,) the whole book of Galatians, and elsewhere.

It's time we stopped letting the most Puritanical among us determine what is and isn't "Christian". Jesus himself was pretty solid on that point.

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« Reply #26 on: Tue Oct 06, 2015 - 13:50:10 »
I think you might have Romans 14 backward; it begins with the following admonition:

The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them. 4 Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand.

Paul was pretty firm about that, not only in Romans but in Colossians 2 (20 Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules: 21 “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”? 22 These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings. 23 Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence,) the whole book of Galatians, and elsewhere.

It's time we stopped letting the most Puritanical among us determine what is and isn't "Christian". Jesus himself was pretty solid on that point.

Um, the verse you quoted directly supports what I said.  But go ahead, keep treating your brother with contempt.

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« Reply #27 on: Tue Oct 06, 2015 - 18:34:01 »
You can't take a phrase, say 'that supports me!' and ignore the context, along with everything else said on the subject in the New Testament. well, I guess you can, since it's pretty common. Seriously, though, this is like saying that we shouldn't criticize the Pharisees for putting burdens on people that are too heavy to bear. Denying grace and freedom isn't what Paul had in mind here. Or anywhere.

Read the Colossians passage again. Then tell me why the computer keeps underlining 'Colossians' like I've misspelled it.

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« Reply #28 on: Wed Oct 14, 2015 - 14:25:15 »
My car is older, so it has a tape deck.  I play music from my phone through a magnetic tape deck.  I already have Amazon Prime, so I use saved Prime Music files instead of the radio.

I like country, and country radio doesn't play country music anymore.

I'm a real dinosaur. My first car had a 4 track tape player, while everyone else's had an 8 track player.

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. "Profanity is the effort of a feeble mind trying to be forceful." author unknown

Profanity in movies and television is an effort by producers to degrade our culture. 

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... "Profanity is the effort of a feeble mind trying to be forceful." author unknown


OTOH...

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« Reply #31 on: Mon Mar 25, 2019 - 20:59:31 »
The one thing that offends me the most is profanity on TV--especially when they use "God", "Jesus Christ" or the "f" word. I won't watch such shows and have often changed to something else or turned off the TV because of the filthy language. I now watch old reruns on Hulu through my computer; it's only $7.99 per month--until they raise it. My 32 inch flat screen TV is now my computer screen. "Profanity is the effort of a feeble mind trying to be forceful." author unknown

Nightly News is the absolute worst program on television.

It is full of half-truths, propaganda and mind games meant to distill our thoughts to be in agreement with corporate sponsors and owners of content.   It is far worse than porn vulgarity and anti-religious vomitus because it seeks to place chains upon the minds and hearts of those who hear and watch it.

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