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In thinking about this while responding to someone who thinks that R rated movies would get someone lost in their faith, I started thinking about what made me lose my faith. It was the death of a close family member. And usually when a person loses their faith or "gets lost" it is because of a tragedy or just hard times in their lives. I have never known anyone to be influenced away from their faith because of a fictional story in a book or a movie or television. The news might, and most certainly documentaries have that influence as well, but we has human beings respond with emotion and less with knowledge most of the time. So I don't think the entertainment industry has anything to do with interfering with our relationship with God or whoever you worship.
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Answer by MooNFaeRie30 at 5:19 AM on Jun. 25, 2012
Answer by adnilm at 8:26 AM on Jun. 25, 2012
Answer by sahmamax2 at 8:46 AM on Jun. 25, 2012
I didn't "lose my faith" because of a tragic event or the loss of a loved one. I discovered that I didn't believe, and always had doubts about the stories I'd been taught since childhood, being raised in a Christian home.
As far as popular culture, movies, books and other mediums influencing people away from their faith. . . if a person's faith is so weak to be influenced by fictional works, then perhaps the faith wasn't really there to begin with. I do want to clarify something, though. It's not an "all or nothing" proposition as the person suggested in the thread the OP is discussing. I have not fallen into a life of hedonism or crime because I don't believe in any gods or follow any religion, nor have movies led me away from the church. Religion is illogical to me. Reason led me away from it, yet I manage to live a moral and ethical life.
Answer by jsbenkert at 9:40 AM on Jun. 25, 2012
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