Why that’s highly unintellictual of them! How barbaric! This “problem” is addressed by the American Princess— who I usually agree with, but now have to stand at odds with.
I think AP miss the point of editing out the extra “stuff” out of these films. These people take to heart the Pauline command of being in the world but not of the world, but struggle because there are certain films that would not pose any problem to the Christian except that it has a word that is not germain to the plot in it.
In truly conservative economic fashion– there’s demand for this kind of film, and no supplier. Look at the stats– G and PG films are the biggest sellers. You don’t need R ratings, nudity, and vulgarity to tell a good story or have a smash hit.
But how dare parents want to filter things from their kids. How dare them to want to clean up their culture– to choose not to expose their children and themselves to the perverseness available to them. How dare they chose to like a good story, but not to want to see the topless scene or hear the explicitives. This, of course, makes them anti-intellectual:
But thats not the disturbing part. It is the fact that there is an audience for this kind of revisionism at all that speaks volumes of the state of conservative intellectualism in this country, and perhaps in general. As Kathy Shaidle says: “I’m guessing most of the clientele for these bowlderized films are a certain species of anti-intellectual Protestant, whose big concerns are swearing and nudity and whose idea of high culture is Friday night football.”
Surely, those that think that I need to be a part of the world to understand it truly do not understand the separated life Christ called us to, nor are they wise to the things of God.