A Confession. I watch Game of Thrones

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A Confession. I watch Game of Thrones

Post by Stanley76 » Sat May 11, 2019 10:49 am

I confess that I watch Game of Thrones. Yep, it is a sinful show but what show isn't now days. I don't even close my eyes during the nude scenes. I also enjoy it. I like swords. I even collect swords.

But the point of this confession is more of an observation. The imaginary world of Game of Thrones makes me think of a world that God has totally turned his face away from. They have their (false) "gods" that they worship, a little magic and even dragons, but it seems to me that, that world (which is a product of a man's mind, not God's will) is one that the Light of the Lord does not shine on.

I suppose that there have been cultures in the history of this world with the same sort of psychotic lack of empathy that most of the cultures in this one have. Torture, murder, rape, incest, and brutality. Some of the incidents in Game of Thrones are actually based on historical events. I'm sure that battles with spears and swords were almost as brutal. The French word "coup de gras' means death blow and describes what winning armies did to wounded soldiers after a battle. I suppose that, considering the lack of medical care available at the time, sticking a dagger through the eye slit of a mortally wounded knight was considered merciful in some ways.

But I as I watch it I keep going back to the thought that the imaginary world of this show reflects a society that God has turned his face totally away from. The scary thing to me (at least this is what I believe) is that will happen to our world at some point. For seven years it will anyway. What is even more scary is that I can see the world becoming more and more like the imaginary world of Game of Thrones as far as morality goes. We don't have dragons but we do have worse things than dragons like biological weapons and nukes. Some terrorists and even some everyday criminals are just as merciless and brutal as some of the characters in this show. And don't even get me started on abortion.

Maybe this should be an "Opt In" topic but I don't know how to do that. You may all open fire now.
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Re: A Confession. I watch Game of Thrones

Post by Del » Sat May 11, 2019 12:41 pm

I've never watched Game of Thrones, but I heard it has lots of boobs.
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Re: A Confession. I watch Game of Thrones

Post by JimVH » Sat May 11, 2019 2:04 pm

I do not watch it, but I did help my grandson make a miniature GoT throne out of toothpicks for a school project.

I have a bunch of coworkers that watch it and they go on incessantly about every little detail. I figure that show has cost my employer thousands in lost productivity, and after hearing some of the conversations, will probably inspire at least one sexual harassment complaint.

At least that would be job security for me.
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Re: A Confession. I watch Game of Thrones

Post by Stanley76 » Sat May 11, 2019 3:10 pm

Del wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 12:41 pm
I've never watched Game of Thrones, but I heard it has lots of boobs.
It does but it is an entertaining TV show.
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Re: A Confession. I watch Game of Thrones

Post by ryland » Sat May 11, 2019 5:56 pm

I tried to watch one season but it was too much for me. My wife would walk in the room and I got embarrassed.
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Re: A Confession. I watch Game of Thrones

Post by Kerdy » Sat May 11, 2019 6:24 pm

Del wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 12:41 pm
I've never watched Game of Thrones, but I heard it has lots of boobs.
The first season is an absolute horror show for that sort of thing. After that, it gets better.
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Re: A Confession. I watch Game of Thrones

Post by hugodrax » Sat May 11, 2019 6:57 pm

Kerdy wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 6:24 pm
Del wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 12:41 pm
I've never watched Game of Thrones, but I heard it has lots of boobs.
The first season is an absolute horror show for that sort of thing. After that, it gets better.
And that, gentlemen, is how one earns a laugh.
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Re: A Confession. I watch Game of Thrones

Post by Fainn » Sat May 11, 2019 9:24 pm

Del wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 12:41 pm
I've never watched Game of Thrones, but I heard it has lots of boobs.
(.)(.)
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Re: A Confession. I watch Game of Thrones

Post by Jocose » Sat May 11, 2019 9:40 pm

I'm deeply concerned and offended by this admission.
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Re: A Confession. I watch Game of Thrones

Post by Stanley76 » Sun May 12, 2019 12:06 pm

Jocose wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 9:40 pm
I'm deeply concerned and offended by this admission.
I know but I had to do it even at the risk of being shunned again. Confession is good for the soul I've heard.
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Re: A Confession. I watch Game of Thrones

Post by AnungUnRama » Sun May 12, 2019 2:41 pm

I tried. The depravity of it all, not to mention the poor lighting made me stop after a short while. It is nothing more than an excuse to show how disgusting a human can be to another.

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Re: A Confession. I watch Game of Thrones

Post by AFRS » Sun May 12, 2019 4:37 pm

Stanley76 wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 10:49 am
I confess that I watch Game of Thrones. Yep, it is a sinful show but what show isn't now days. I don't even close my eyes during the nude scenes. I also enjoy it. I like swords. I even collect swords.

But the point of this confession is more of an observation. The imaginary world of Game of Thrones makes me think of a world that God has totally turned his face away from. They have their (false) "gods" that they worship, a little magic and even dragons, but it seems to me that, that world (which is a product of a man's mind, not God's will) is one that the Light of the Lord does not shine on.

I suppose that there have been cultures in the history of this world with the same sort of psychotic lack of empathy that most of the cultures in this one have. Torture, murder, rape, incest, and brutality. Some of the incidents in Game of Thrones are actually based on historical events. I'm sure that battles with spears and swords were almost as brutal. The French word "coup de gras' means death blow and describes what winning armies did to wounded soldiers after a battle. I suppose that, considering the lack of medical care available at the time, sticking a dagger through the eye slit of a mortally wounded knight was considered merciful in some ways.

But I as I watch it I keep going back to the thought that the imaginary world of this show reflects a society that God has turned his face totally away from. The scary thing to me (at least this is what I believe) is that will happen to our world at some point. For seven years it will anyway. What is even more scary is that I can see the world becoming more and more like the imaginary world of Game of Thrones as far as morality goes. We don't have dragons but we do have worse things than dragons like biological weapons and nukes. Some terrorists and even some everyday criminals are just as merciless and brutal as some of the characters in this show. And don't even get me started on abortion.

Maybe this should be an "Opt In" topic but I don't know how to do that. You may all open fire now.
Same. I wouldn't watch the 1st season because of the 'soft-porn' but my wife read the books and enthused about it so I started watching. As others have stated the following seasons were not nearly as bad for the porn aspect. However, the psychopathic nature of some of the characters, the grotesquenesses portrayed simply points to how far we as a (sinful) race have come. We are now entertained by the vilest of sin. I admit it, I have enjoyed the story, I have enjoyed watching the 'bad-guys' (they're all bad) get their comeuppance. I will likely watch till the finale.

Does that make me a bad Christian? Naw, I was that way before GoT ever cam out. I enjoyed LoTR, and Narnia too. No boobage or gross & corrupt behaviour, but lots of violence. But when I think a bit more objectively about it, I don't think Christians should be supporting it. You know - the whole 'think on these things' bit.

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