This post was spawned from the comments on my “Ringtones” post. Basically I wonder what your opinions are on what is “acceptable” for Christians to watch/listen to/read in terms of “secular” entertainment? I watch tv and movies, listen to some “secular” bands, and read some non-Christian books, and do so without a crisis of conscience. That doesn’t mean that I open the gate and let just anything through—I do try to be discerning. For example, I don’t listen to anything that celebrates/promotes destructive behavior or attitudes, is antagonistic towards Christianity (or any religion for that matter), or is just plain offensive.
When it comes to music, like most people, I am very particular. I like what I like and I can’t often explain why. I like to think of it in terms of food. Music is like the texture and lyrics the taste. If I can’t get past the texture, I can’t enjoy the taste. Same with music—if I don’t like the music, I usually can’t enjoy any message that might be there. Of course there are exceptions to this, but most of the time that’s the way it pans out.
So, what do you think—what’s acceptable for you?
Αυτω η δοξα,