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Game of Thrones is arguably the most popular and successful show on television.  A big reason for its popularity is the gratuitous nudity it’s become famous for.  People will rush to defend these displays for the sake of art, yet the producers know that sex, not art, is what sells.  Listen to a Game of Thrones director, Neil Marshall, quoting an unnamed show producer on the Empire.com Podcast:

This particular exec, like, took me to one side and said, “Look, I represent the pervert side of the audience. Ok?  Everybody else is the serious drama side. I represent the perv side of the audience, and I want full frontal nudity in this scene. So you go ahead and do it.”

This was followed by chuckles and laughs shared between Marshall and the podcast host, both men.

Our culture is a cesspool of objectification of the female body.  Women aren’t seen as human beings, but as objects to be consumed by men.  You see the end result of this in the millions of broken hearts, despairing headlines, and addicts trying to find their next and bigger fix.  Yet we let the cycle continue by gorging on the gratuitous objectified bodies of Game of Thrones and many other porn outlets, acting like we can have the best of both worlds: enjoying the instant gratification of sex way outside of how God designed it, without it having any effect on our life, relationships, and the fabric of society as a whole.

Read more from Noah Filipiak on Game of Thrones at the Covenant Eyes blog:  If you’re watching Game of Thrones, you’re watching porn.

10 things I incorporate into my life that I’d like to challenge you with to help you think differently:

  1. Live below your means on purpose so you can give generously
  2. Do not go out to eat for workday lunch.  Pack your lunch.  Save the money.  Give generously.
  3. Fantasy football objectifies the players.  Are they people or something else?
  4. Fantasy football, football, and sports fandom can be ways to numb ourselves to life and to never graduate from adolescence.  If this is all you talk about, you have a problem.
  5. How much of your life do you waste watching TV or playing video games?
  6. Do you control your phone or does it control you?
  7. Are we a better or worse society with the invention of the Internet?
  8. #BlackLivesMatter is not a competition against other sorts of lives mattering.  It is a recognition that throughout history when a white life or a police life is tragically murdered, the murderer goes to trial and faces the penalty of our justice system, but when a black life is tragically murdered, very often the murderer never even faces charges.  Because black lives haven’t mattered throughout our history, a history that has shaped our contemporary culture and left a lot of residual filth.  Don’t add things to this important reflection.
  9. Homogeneity is not the answer.
  10. Leonardo is a goody-goody buzzkill, Donatello is a nerd, Raphael is a jerk, Michelangelo is awesome. Turtle Power.

 

These are things to make you think.  They are not laws and I’m not telling you what to do.

#ThinkingIsGood #ThisIsNotACuteCatVideoBlog #ThinkDifferent

 

I had an article published recently on the Covenant Eyes blog entitled “License to Lust: How Porn Trains Objectification.”  Click here to read it.  If you like the article, please re-share it (share the CovenantEyes.com link, not the atacrossroads.net one you are currently reading).

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