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Mandy Patinkin became famous for this line in The Princess Bride. Then in 2005-2007, he starred in Criminal Minds, a successful television series about serial killers.
When he quit Criminal Minds unexpectedly, he explained: “It was destroying my heart and my soul... I'm very disturbed by the fact that after a long day of work, this is what people go to watch to unwind - they watch horrible, misogynistic violent activity. It saddens me. There's so much else to do."
Television today is full of graphic, disturbing violence and glorified immorality. Such shows are damaging our hearts and souls, making us depressed, and changing our understanding of right and wrong.
If God forbids something, He does it because He loves us and wants to protect us from harm. Help us, Lord, to agree with the Psalmist who wrote, “I will set before my eyes no vile thing” (Psalm 101:3).