Another One Bites the Dust!
Like dominoes and dinosaurs
they will fall into oblivion
Because they hold no value for Faith, Religion, the Sacred and Divine, Hollywood will eventually go the way of the dinosaur. Subliminal hate of God proves this fact. So also cromagnon man if he continues to couch-potato himself right into perdition. Thank God there are still enough who haven't been fully dumbed down and sedated by the mass media mesmerization, and who have stood their ground in rejecting the blasphemous, sacrilegious filth the media has foisted on them as "having redeeming merit". Joan of Arcadia, The Book of Daniel and The DaVinci Code are evidence how sated the 'entertainment' industry is with satan.
"The media's portrayal of God, Christ, The Blessed Mother, Heaven, faith, belief, doctrine, sin, and evil is laced with distortion, corruption, blasphemy, sacrilege, scandalous lies, biased rejection and mockery of all that is sacred, and espousal of all that is New Age, secular, or anti-faith. The media's treatment of what is sacred and holy has increasingly amounted to nothing less than a systematic and sustained assassination of core faith and doctrine. Very shortly we will see a depiction of the Messiah as a drunk, radical feminist lesbian who wanted female clergy and expected female popes, embraced homosexuality, and generally accepted every perversion and sin imaginable."
We've seen the pattern over the years, dangle a liberal, progressive, basically new-age anti-Catholic television series to the masses and see if they bite. First there was Nothing Sacred, then Joan of Arcadia and just recently joining them in trash bin the infamous Book of Daniel. Each time the creators and writers cried foul and unfair, but they were duly subjected to the same litmus test all other creative Hollywood types are: Does it sell? Quantity and a quantum leap from natural Christian thought process to bizarre, blasphemous ideas never has so why would they think it would this time? Quality is still at a premium in that strange nether region of Hollywood.
Every time the media tries to even go near any portrayal of religion, spirituality, faith, and much less sacred and divine concepts, they spew their secular, New Age, twisted distorted, and vile lies and corruption all over it. I once heard someone ask Elizabeth Taylor, married many times over, for marriage tips. Friends, when it comes to faith, religion, the sacred and divine ( FRSD), the media is Elizabeth Taylor on marriage.
Like some giant sťance complete with a crystal ball, New Age trash, foggy environment, and clueless customers ready to buy, the media's presentation of FRSD is nothing but a huge fraud and spin merely seeking to remove this customer public from its ticket to salvation. In the interest of time and respecting the intelligence and ability of readers to extend and apply these ideas to their own experience and observations, I will confine this article to simply a few observations regarding the media's so-called coverage of FRSD.
New Age Christ
Trash like Joan of Arcadia and The Book of Daniel presented us with a Lord who winks at sin, either smiles a lot or makes weird wisecracks, accepts and even embraces vice and perversion, and looks like a cross between a drugged-out hippie, a gothic heavy-metal rocker or, in the case of Joan, everybody from a lustful DJ to an old lady. We usually heard Him paint those who cry out against sin as extremists, hypocrites, or future ulcer patients worrying much about nothing. Finally, those who had the stomach to sit through a second episode, heard the hippie false christ speak of love and forgiveness as automatic, divine rights freely given to everyone rendering moral accountability null, void, and trivial. What a great way to justify the sacrilegious "for all" of the New Order consecration?
All of this is designed to tear away the respect, adoration, and Divinity of Almighty God. Typically, the fools who present us with this kind of Christ want us to be thankful that they are even discussing Him, or they wax poetic and profound as if their analysis of The Supreme Being amounts to anything more than a hill of beans.
Not Worthy of Trust or Consideration
Any true follower of Christ must immediately reject most if not all of the rubbish that these dabblers in the divine purport to sell, for despite their claims of its respect for what is holy or sacred, the truth is that nothing could be further from the truth. We need only journey back a few weeks when the creator of the blasphemous The Book of Daniel argued that he had portrayed Christ and faith with respect and care only for us to see legions of complaints that his trash heaped much the opposite of respect and care on Christ and belief. I'd like to believe it was the boycott pressure by vigilant Christian organizations against advertisers of the shows that were responsible for shutting down Joan and Daniel, but the bottom line is the bottom line. Neither sold.
Every time a new show rolls down the aisle claiming to have some profound insight or relevant message regarding FRSD, we invariably find such a program to be filled with bias, stereotype, wayward political correctness, distorted images, and even troubling corruption of true doctrine and matters of faith. One must cringe when Barbara Walters tells us that she is going to discuss and investigate what Heaven is or when ABC provides the one-two trash of its DaVinci Code and Pope Joan specials which turn proven fraud, lies, and inaccuracies into the subject of remotely serious investigation. No, Christ never married Mary Magdalene and no, there never was a female Pope but, yes, both lies are juicy meat for discrediting The Catholic Church and feeding the appetite of radical feminists and goddess worship. Typically, what we get is a panel of secular, liberal, dissenting, radical clerics and scholars spewing their agenda or biased distortions as if they were Moses telling us about The Ten Commandments.
Typically, we get discredited research and findings propped up as serious claims. Typically, we get a brutal violation of what is truly holy and sacred under the guise of compelling or serious journalism. Typically, we get the devil doing his most recent satire or mockery of what really matters. The truth is, the media is neither qualified nor trustworthy to tell us anything about FRSD because they care nothing about truth, integrity, or inclusion of differing viewpoints. Also, they know very little, if anything, about what really makes FRSD tick or even what it is truly about, so they make it up as they go along, overstep their ground, and jump to inane conclusions and proclamations of what they do and its relevance and objectivity.
The New Propaganda
The only difference between the news media's treatment of FRSD and the entertainment media's treatment of the same is that the news arm presents its agenda as news while the entertainment media pretends that its depictions are real. News distorts truth and pretends that this distorted truth (vg. America is vastly pro-choice) is real and Entertainment presents truth in the guise of drama, comedy, or any other entertainment form and proceeds to distort that truth into a message promoting lies. If the media can convince people to smoke, drink, or live a morally corrupt life, then it is no better than some two-bit, tyrannical, despotic ruler spreading lies to cover his tracks. Notice how Brokeback Mountain seeks to twist public perception of homosexuality. Notice also how it has bombed at the box office and, in truth, from reputable critics, is a dull, plodding story with very little artistic quality. Yet, to prop up the sodomite cause, Hollywood falls all over itself in losing further credibility.
Thanks, but No Thanks
I have argued that it is better that the media completely, publicly, disavow or ignore FRSD rather than for that media to infect, shape, and distort our FRSD with absurd notions. Our Faith is in enough troubles and situations than to have to deal with confused or distorted claims. Since we know going in that many people and groups fighting for inclusion of their claims and demands have very real agendas and that most if not all of these agendas seek to ultimately destroy FRSD in our society, it is obvious that one should no more trust media attempts to cover FRSD than one can throw a piano 100 feet.
The media's portrayal of God, Christ, The Blessed Mother, Heaven, faith, belief, doctrine, sin, and evil is laced with distortion, corruption, blasphemy, sacrilege, scandalous lies, biased rejection and mockery of all that is sacred, and espousal of all that is New Age, secular, or anti-faith. The media's treatment of what is sacred and holy has increasingly amounted to nothing less than a systematic and sustained assassination of core faith and doctrine. Very shortly we will see a depiction of the Messiah as a drunk, radical feminist lesbian who wanted female clergy and expected female popes, embraced homosexuality, and generally accepted every perversion and sin imaginable.
This is ultimately where the media maniacs that are driving this society's information and entertainment bus are taking us. One can no more blindly trust this media to be responsible, accurate, fair, and respectful of faith than one can expect the wolf caring for sheep to be so. Speaking of wolves, we have wolves in shepherd's clothing to accompany the wolves with Teleprompters. At the end of the day, the faithful are Little Red Riding Hood going to Grandma's house and the media is indeed that wolf having eaten Grandma. If we stay close to our Faith and seek God's help, we will be able to say, upon meeting that wolf, "Hey Grandma, what big lies you have!"
Editor's Note: Heaven is once again under attack by those who would seek to ignore and overthrow God's majesty and authority. Gabriel Garnica, educator and attorney, submits regular insights and commentaries to remind and help guide readers toward a deeper and more assertive faith. Touching on topics and issues ranging from personal faith, doctrine, education, scripture, the media, family life, morality, and values, Gabriel's notes are music to traditional ears but unpleasant tones to those who have bought into the misguided notions so prevalent and spreading in today's Catholic world.