Gore Fests: OK for Christians?
Of late there has been a bit of discussion in the Lutheran blogosphere about the appropriateness of "gore fests." Here is a very thoughful reflection on the issue by Rod Dreher. Well worth your time. An excerpt:
Percy once wrote in a private letter, of his vocation as a writer: What I really want to do is to tell people what they must do and what they must believe if they want to live. Hmm. Do graphic depictions of torture and ritual murder on screen conveys in any sense to people what they must do and what they must believe if they want to live as human beings, not savages? Or do they lead to the kind of enjoyment of sadism and dehumanization that will kill, and is killing, the spirit of our civilization?