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A friend of mine shared this video with me and I laughed right out loud. Thing is, this the norm for good web videos these days. While they are basically short, they represent far more creative energy than what comes out of Hollywood these days.
And why is that? In my mind, it has to be the competitive edge that drives the quality bar up. Any more, Hollywood is based on the controls of the Screen Actors Guild and the crazy ad revenue that keeps only a privileged few as the sources of so-called quality entertainment. Meanwhile, those who possess some very creative talent are marginalized.
This article, albeit dated some, illustrates how people seem to be more interested in YouTube than OTA or Cable subscription programming. Forbes also released this article how people are going more and more to Zero TV. I’ve actually been this way for about three years now.
Why? Because there is only so much stupid-crap-drama, reality shows, and zombie/vampire schlock that I can watch before I actually want to read a book…about economy or ancient history, or something.
I rarely write on topics with religious overtones because I believe one’s faith is about as personal a topic as one can have. We don’t use the pages of The Rabid Conservative to promote a faith-based viewpoint, even though we believe Christ is Lord of all. TRC is about conservatism, not the underpinnings. Some may criticize for this position but if truth is all that’s told, then the accusations about religious brow-beating don’t exist, even if I go off on abortion-loving liberals for a position that God, I’m sure, finds very offensive.
But today, for this post, I have to sound off on ABC’s newest attempt at creating entertainment. The new show, GCB, or Good Christian B*tches (later changed to Good Christian Belles) based on the novel of the same name, portrays Christian women as hypocritical and vain egotists claiming to be true believers of the faith.
One particular point of note was the character portrayed by Kristin Chenoweth who made the audacious statement, “cleavage helps your cross hang straight”, when questioned about how a cheerleading outfit looked. With offensive stereotypes abounding to this latest schlock of a show, it’s amazing that such a ball of tripe came from Disney. Generally, the stuff sounds like junk written by a bunch of idiotic teenagers.
The larger view here is that the show paints a horrible picture of what a Christian woman is supposed to be, portrayed by Ms. Chenoweth, a Christian woman herself. Maybe this is how you act, Ms. Chenoweth, but the majority of Christian women would find your portrayal and the like appaling.
Non-Christians that venomously fight against Christians usually come from a strawman position – that is, they mischaractarize Christians as being hick, Bible-thumping, hypocritical retards and then criticize that portrayal. They see the warts that we all have as humans and then gasp when they see them on Christians. And if they don’t see them, well, they just paint them on because they are ashamed of their own warts.
Or as the Bible says:
John 3:19-20 – And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.
Christians don’t claim to be perfect – only forgiven. The thing is, as a Christian myself, I have made some serious errors in judgments and some outright rebellious mistakes and egregious sins. I live with that in my own life, as true Christians should.
But for some reason, the liberals in Hollywood have this belief that Christians are santimonious, yet completely hypocritical, yet condemning and preachy. For liberals, Christians are best portrayed as Ned Flanders and his family, except Maude is just like Edie or Susan from Desperate Housewives, another ABC atrocity, which, for some reason, has gone eight seasons.
*sigh* So, GCB’s new acronym is “gross crappy broadcasting”. How’s that.
I guess I can read a book on Sunday nights at 10pm when I turn off ABC – like maybe the Bible, eh?
Faithfully Rabid, my friends.