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Offline Traditional Guy 20

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Ted (2012)
« on: July 27, 2012, 08:57:02 AM »
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  • Oh boy don't even get me started on this filthy film. Basically the creator of Family Guy (that explains the stupidity and vulgarity in this movie) creates this movie about this boy who wishes for his teddy bear to come to life. It then flashes to when he's an adult and he still lives with this teddy bear (what the hell?) and of course the romantic interest has to be a Jewish woman. :rolleyes: Not only is this movie absolutely idiotic but it is downright filthy with the teddy bear having a...well if you saw the movie you know...(uh no comment to that) and then the teddy bear falling in love with a co-worker (yeah don't ask). Anyway there is drug use, promusicity, and just plain stupidity in this movie but what can you expect from Hollywood?

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    « Reply #1 on: July 27, 2012, 11:01:18 AM »
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  • Why did you see it ?


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    « Reply #2 on: July 27, 2012, 12:46:09 PM »
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  • Critical examination.

    In all honesty there is no moral difference between a 40's Hollywood movie and today's Hollywood movies, just that today is more up in your face, while back then had behind the scenes propaganda.

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    « Reply #3 on: July 27, 2012, 01:26:12 PM »
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    Critical examination.


    I am unfortunately exposed to TV when I waitress, and I can tell by the commercials that it must be horrible.

    There must be some memorable and "classy" lines because a few of the patrons were quoting from it last night.  

    I will protect my daughter as much as possible from these things.  I remember going to a friends house at maybe, age 11 (??) and seeing American Pie.  Very, very sad.

    ~For we are saved by hope. But hope that is seen, is not hope. For what a man seeth, why doth he hope for? But if we hope for that which we see not, we wait for it with patience. ~ Romans 8:24-25

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    « Reply #4 on: July 27, 2012, 02:24:33 PM »
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    I am unfortunately exposed to TV when I waitress, and I can tell by the commercials that it must be horrible.

    There must be some memorable and "classy" lines because a few of the patrons were quoting from it last night.  

    I will protect my daughter as much as possible from these things.  I remember going to a friends house at maybe, age 11 (??) and seeing American Pie.  Very, very sad.



    Well I'm a grown man so I can watch that garbage with a critical eye but yes definitely shield your children from this Satanic garbage! And trust me "classy" to a Catholic and to an ordinary American are two different things. There is nothing good about that movie.


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    « Reply #5 on: July 27, 2012, 02:38:14 PM »
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  • I don't even go to movie theaters anymore. I just have no interest. Almost every movie put out by Hollywood is pure trash.

    A teddy bear having a relationship with women?  :tv-disturbed:

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    « Reply #6 on: July 27, 2012, 02:45:24 PM »
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    Well I'm a grown man so I can watch that garbage with a critical eye but yes definitely shield your children from this Satanic garbage! And trust me "classy" to a Catholic and to an ordinary American are two different things. There is nothing good about that movie.


    Do you ever worry that even with a critical eye that it might desensitize you?  

    Maybe this is one of those differences between men and women.  I just know that when I am exposed to media, it is easy to tell myself it won't influence me because I know better, yet I think subconsciously, it still affects me.

    Songs come on the jukebox that would be so offensive they would provoke a strong, negative reaction from a sheltered traditional girl, but for me, I just sigh and try not to dwell on it.  Because I don't react by being as appalled as I should, I know that I am unfortunately desensitized. This is why I want to quit my waitress job so bad.  I can pretend it is just a part of life that I can't be sheltered from, but if it numbs my senses, it cannot be good for my soul.
    ~For we are saved by hope. But hope that is seen, is not hope. For what a man seeth, why doth he hope for? But if we hope for that which we see not, we wait for it with patience. ~ Romans 8:24-25

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    « Reply #7 on: July 27, 2012, 04:39:37 PM »
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  • Quote from: Traditional Guy 20
    Critical examination.

    In all honesty there is no moral difference between a 40's Hollywood movie and today's Hollywood movies, just that today is more up in your face, while back then had behind the scenes propaganda.


    Traditional Guy 20,

    I once thought like this, when I first converted to Tradition, which was around your age. Granted, I am only about 5 years older than you, but nevertheless, I thought I'd share the small bit of wisdom in this matter that I've gained in that time.

    Here are three good reasons why one should avoid a movie like this altogether, even if one has a staunchly traditional Catholic mind:

    1) It can be an occasion of sin. The Church teaches that we should avoid even the occasions of sin, since these frequently lead to actual sin. She even teaches that it can be a sin in itself (yea, even a mortal sin) to willingly, and with full knowledge, put oneself in a situation that could be an occasion of sin, depending on a number of factors which I won't go into here.

    Now, judging from the trailers alone, there was a good chance that this movie could be an occasion of sin. In one scene of the trailer, we see Ted (the teddy bear) surrounded by immodestly dressed women, and it looks like their about to 'get down to business,' whatever that would be in the case of an artificial bear. That alone would indicate that the movie is likely to contain some sexual content. If you missed the trailers, then the movie rating on the posters in the movie theater would also be a good indicator of the content of the movie. The rating usually contains content descriptors like "scenes of violence, nudity, sexuality, etc." This should be a tip-off as to whether this movie is appropriate for anyone to watch, let alone children.

    2) By going to see these movies, you are giving money to Hollywood filmmakers which can be used to produce even more immoral movies.

    You are also using your "dollar vote" to say, "yes, Hollywood, this is the type of movie I like to see! Please produce more of this!"

    3) It can be a source of scandal to others. Yes, I know, sometimes some people should just mind their own business. Still, going to see movies with immodesty and/or sexual content can set a bad example for other Catholics, particularly the young. It can also lead to non-Catholics pointing their finger at us and saying, 'see, those Catholics are hypocrites! They don't practice what they preach. They always talk about sexual immorality, but then when a movie like this comes out, they flock to see it like everyone else!'

    Those are just three good reasons I can think of off the top of my head to avoid seeing a movie like this. I wouldn't be surprised if there were others.

    I tell you all of this, not to judge you (for I've done the same thing myself numerous times), but to hopefully offer some guidance on the path to becoming a more fervent soldier of Christ.

    Pax,
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    « Reply #8 on: July 30, 2012, 07:42:33 AM »
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    I am unfortunately exposed to TV when I waitress, and I can tell by the commercials that it must be horrible.

    There must be some memorable and "classy" lines because a few of the patrons were quoting from it last night.  

    I will protect my daughter as much as possible from these things.  I remember going to a friends house at maybe, age 11 (??) and seeing American Pie.  Very, very sad.



    Well I'm a grown man so I can watch that garbage with a critical eye but yes definitely shield your children from this Satanic garbage! And trust me "classy" to a Catholic and to an ordinary American are two different things. There is nothing good about that movie.


    "Wherefore he that thinketh himself to stand, let him take heed lest he fall."

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    « Reply #9 on: July 30, 2012, 07:49:50 AM »
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  • Before we get all morally self-righteous here I'd like to point out those of you who buy and watch old Hollywood films are doing the exact same thing as me. If you think those films are any better you are naive.

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    « Reply #10 on: July 30, 2012, 08:02:34 AM »
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  • Holllywood was started by and has  always  been of the synagogue of satan. And yes even back then it was full of sex and filth, just mmore low key due to thhe Chhristian morals of America. Ii read that some of the first films ever made were porn. I dont watch tv but even growing up i was educated enough to see the seexual innuendo in looney tunes cartoons. Hhappened to catch a cartoon my niece was watching the other day and omg, i was shocked at how blatantt they are now.


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    « Reply #11 on: July 30, 2012, 08:28:42 AM »
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    Before we get all morally self-righteous here I'd like to point out those of you who buy and watch old Hollywood films are doing the exact same thing as me. If you think those films are any better you are naive.


    Granted, but did you really have to go see this movie to confirm that it was smut? The whole exercise seems to be a waste of time. Why not spend the 2 hours reading an edifying book and saving $10, or however much it costs for a movie ticket these days?

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    « Reply #12 on: July 30, 2012, 08:32:32 AM »
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  • I'm not going to say the old films were good but the Catholic bishops before Vatican II helped to prevent the casual transgression of decency.

    It's one thing to say Hollywood has always been bad, it's quite another to say the movies haven't gotten worse.

    They have gotten much worse.  You'd have to be desensitized to not recognize the difference.

    In fact it may well be the reason so many people are not interested in movies that could have passed muster in the old days is the result of desensitization.

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    « Reply #13 on: July 30, 2012, 10:05:38 AM »
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    Before we get all morally self-righteous here I'd like to point out those of you who buy and watch old Hollywood films are doing the exact same thing as me. If you think those films are any better you are naive.


    Nobody's trying to be morally self-righteous. I've even said that I've done the same thing countless times, and I'll likely do so again. But I think you need to move your thinking beyond, "it's OK, it doesn't affect me" to "hmm, maybe it's not OK." It's the gift of guilt! :wink: Eventually, the guilt will get to you and you'll start to do the right thing instead. But if you keep thinking, "oh, there's nothing wrong with it," then you're never going to advance in the spiritual life. Step one is acknowledging the problem (or that there even is a problem); only then can you begin to address said problem.

    It's like Alcoholics Anonymous, but for all sins, not just drunkenness. Think of this forum (and by extension, the whole Church, of which we are a part) as Sinners Anonymous. None of us are perfect, but we can strive to help each other to overcome our many imperfections!  :smile:
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    « Reply #14 on: July 30, 2012, 11:30:28 AM »
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  • You know that each TV Spot, newspaper ad and virtually any ad for the movie says

    "Rated R for Crude and Sexual Content, Pervasive Language and Some Drug Use."

    So you were going to see just how crude and sexual the the content was, how pervasive the language was and how many drugs "some" drugs are?  Really?  You went to see how bad it was?  As if the TV spots couldn't confirm it for you?  

    Going to a movie like that isn't information that I think people should share with others.  Would you go to a porn theater to confirm that porn was really playing there?  
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