Monday, September 03, 2007


Pop culture is a great way to get a handle on the pulse of people. What they watch, what they like to listen to, what they read, if they read may be a better way to put it. Over the Labor day weekend there was a movie that broke all records for the holiday weekend. That is significant because it not only broke previous records, but shattered them. The movie you ask? Halloween! The story of serial killer directed by Rob Zombie who made his feature directing debut with 2003's "House of 1000 Corpses."

What does it say that a slasher movie is the number one record breaking movie in our country? It says a lot, but for our purposes lets consider one thing it screams, pun intended! The message here is that life is cheap, it does not matter. Movies like this do nothing but cheapen life in the eyes of their viewers. I realize there are many other genres that you could make the same point with, but slasher movies in particular attack the value of life. When you have a culture that does not respect life, you then have a culture that has an easier time eliminating it, whether it is in the womb or walking down the street. God tells us in His Word that life is His creation, His handiwork, and as such should be valued.

The Rob Zombies of the world make their living promoting the opposite message. The question today is which message do you believe? The answer is often seen in where you put your time and money!

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pastor tom