Jump to content

The Protestant Community

Christian and Theologically Protestant? Or, sincerely inquiring about the Protestant faith? Welcome to Christforums the Christian Protestant community. You'll first need to register in order to join our community. Create or respond to threads on your favorite topics and subjects. Registration takes less than a minute, it's simple, fast, and free! Enjoy the fellowship! God bless, Christforums' Staff
Register now

Fenced Community

Christforums is a Protestant Christian forum, open to Bible-believing Christians such as Presbyterians, Lutherans, Reformed, Baptists, Church of Christ members, Pentecostals, Anglicans. Methodists, Charismatics, or any other conservative, Nicene- derived Christian Church. We do not solicit cultists of any kind, including Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Eastern Lightning, Falun Gong, Unification Church, Aum Shinrikyo, Christian Scientists or any other non-Nicene, non-Biblical heresy.
Register now

Christian Fellowship

John Calvin puts forward a very simple reason why love is the greatest gift: “Because faith and hope are our own: love is diffused among others.” In other words, faith and hope benefit the possessor, but love always benefits another. In John 13:34–35 Jesus says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Love always requires an “other” as an object; love cannot remain within itself, and that is part of what makes love the greatest gift.
Sign in to follow this  
David Lee

Dragnet - The Big High (did Prime Time TV consider the use of the Bible normal in the not too distant past?)

Recommended Posts

Dragnet - The Big High (1967 TV Broadcast)

 

- https://view.yahoo.com/show/dragnet/...4/the-big-high

 

This is a taste of what TV was like when I was an 11 yr old. Unfortunately, this is the only way to see the episode w/o paying for it.

 

The Bible verse "exchange" I'm referring to is 14+ minutes into the 25 minute episode, so if you want to get to it w/o needing to watch the episode up to that point, wait for the opening ad to end, then use the scroll bar at the bottom and move it over to 14 minutes in. The very short exchange involving both Ephesians 5 & 6 is between the wife/mother who is promoting marijuana use, and Joe Friday, the cop. If you watch earlier, you'll see that her father told the police about her and her husband's marijuana use because he was worried about them and their baby (and as we find out at the movie's end, for a very good reason).

 

It is amazing to think that this kind of exchange is what people considered normal in 1967 :RpS_smile:

 

I also noticed that Joe Friday simply used/recited Ephesians 5:15 as is, while the wife/mom added to/embellished her verse from Ephesians 6 to make it say what she wanted/needed it to say.

 

I'm stunned to think that we watched stuff like this and no one, save perhaps Madalyn Murray O'Hair, gave it a second thought. This was just the way things were, what was normal and acceptable back then.

 

I also love the fact that not only the policeman, but the marijuana smoking mom had their Bible verses memorized, and that again, no one thought that such a thing was weird or out of place such a short time ago, even in Prime Time by our 'secular' society (granted, the mom used her verse incorrectly, but she still had it memorized).

 

We've come a long way in a very short time. The prince of this world certainly knows his business, doesn't he!

 

Enjoy :RpS_thumbsup:

 

--David

p.s. - this is the darkest Dragnet episode ever, because of the horrifically sad way that it ends.

?ui=2&ik=1d23ac4011&view=fimg&th=15edaebce9023b73&attid=0.1&disp=emb&attbid=ANGjdJ-3dG1q02N7SArUttttLbg2vxyqD-JCLumViuF6D4QCDHKHG7DvhjI9on4mKmI9xm2LngK_wLAaKu25rPwRvNiHUocSX9Zy7cpyzl4U22wtka7YBcLSE32avnM&sz=w1124-h702&ats=1506917849732&rm=15edaebce9023b73&zw&atsh=1

 

 

Edited by David Lee
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Things have certainly changed. I went to high school in the late 1950's. I remember something that happened in a science class. Someone asked the question, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg," and the teaches said the chicken came first because it was among the things God created. I wonder what would happen if a public school teacher said something like that today.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Staff
Things have certainly changed. I went to high school in the late 1950's. I remember something that happened in a science class. Someone asked the question, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg," and the teaches said the chicken came first because it was among the things God created. I wonder what would happen if a public school teacher said something like that today.
Today, no doubt given the very poor reasoning skills of teachers, it would run something like this. They would claim we are all racist because the egg was mostly likely white and that could only point to while male privilege. It could mean nothing else. Edited by Origen
  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post

The 80s with all the gay stuff and Satanism ruined TV.

T. V. and cinema ran wild with sexual innuendos and outright sexualy immorality, there was a made for T. V. movie in the 80s about a boxer who practiced incest with his mother, even some cartoons contained drug use and satanic rituals.

The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse has an episode where Mighty Mouse snorts coke, and it just so happened that the animater used to draw comics for Playboy and made an adult cartoon about a pot somking cat having sex with women.

 

[video=youtube_share;vG4SeRd1tkM]Http://youtu.be/vG4SeRd1tkM

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Topics

    • Harvest Bible Chapel Announces that Lead Pastor James MacDonald Will Take an 'Indefinite Sabbatical'

      Less than a week after dropping their lawsuit against three critics of the church, Harvest Bible Chapel has announced that its founder and lead pastor James MacDonald will be taking an “indefinite sabbatical.” View the full article

      in Christian Current Events

    • New Florida Bill Will Require Public High Schools to Offer Classes on the Bible and Religion

      Florida state legislators recently introduced a new bill that will require the school districts to offer classes on the Bible in public high schools. View the full article

      in Christian Current Events

    • How to Teach Your Teen to Study the Bible

      Parents contact me frequently to ask what devotionals or young adult Bible studies I would recommend they do with their teens. As our kids enter the teen years, our responsibility as parents is to help them develop good habits of interacting with the Bible. Finding an approach that is age-appropriate and manageable is key. My encouragement is to simply read the Bible with your teen in a way that models and trains Bible literacy—no special teen resource required. Your teen will be exposed to devotional content and topical studies at every turn, and they likely don’t need a resource targeted specifically at their demographic. Most teens are missing basic tools to help them read and learn the Bible on their own. By guiding them in some basic study methods, you can position them to use devotional and topical material with far better discernment and far greater benefit, as those types of resources assume a firsthand knowledge of the Bible many teens have not yet developed. Here is a simple approach that you can adapt to fit the age of your teen. 1. Pick a book of the Bible to read and discuss together. If you have never studied together, start with a shorter book like Jonah or James. If at all possible, tackle longer books like Genesis or Hebrews while you still have the opportunity to guide and shape their study method. The goal is to give your teen exposure to the value of studying an entire book from start to finish, as opposed to only studying topically or devotionally. If your church is doing a sermon series through an entire book of the Bible, you could align your discussions with the preaching schedule to add another layer to what you’re learning. 2. Get a copy of your selected book of the Bible that has room for taking notes. You can create this by copying one chapter at a time from Bible Gateway into a document. Set the margins to wide and the spacing to 1.5 so you have room to write. Or, you can purchase these great ESV Scripture Journals if you want something ready-made, usable, and attractive. Get a copy for you and for your child. 3. Set a schedule to meet once a week for a 30-minute discussion. Use a reading plan to help you break the text into readable increments. Most reading plans are set up for daily reading through the entire Bible over a specific period of time. Simply adapt the daily portions into weekly ones for the book of your choosing. For example, this ESV reading plan covers the book of James in eight days, but you could cover it in eight weeks using the same text divisions. Create a schedule for your discussion times that notes dates and passages to be discussed. A schedule for James might look like this: Week Discuss: 1 Intro questions 2 James 1 3 James 2:1–13 4 James 2:14–26 5 James 3:1–12 6 James 3:13–18 7 James 4:1–10 8 James 4:11–5:12 9 James 5:13–20   4. Get a bird’s-eye view. For your first discussion time, ask your teen to come with answers to the following questions about the book you’ve chosen: Who wrote the book? To whom was it written? When was it written? In what literary style was it written? What are the central themes of the book? A good study Bible can provide these answers, or an online resource like Bible Gateway. I also highly recommend the Bible Project’s “Explore” series, which gives overviews to books of the Bible. (Here is the page for James, to give you a feel for how and what they communicate.) As you read together through the book you’ve chosen, help your teen think about how the answers to these questions shape their understanding of the book’s message. 5. Prepare for discussion. Each week before you meet to discuss the text, both you and your teen prepare by doing the following: Read the week’s passage from start to finish. In the margin of the copy of the text: Write (or make a drawing of) the main idea of the passage. Write a one- to two-sentence summary of what you read. Find one attribute of God that the passage is teaching. (Here is a list of attributes that can help your teen practice reading the Bible with a Godward focus.) Write two things you observe in the margin. Write two questions you have about what you’ve read. 6. Meet to discuss. Go over what each of you has noted in your copy of the text during your personal study time. Compare your answers, observations, and questions. Look for answers to your questions in an accessible commentary or study Bible. You could also track down answers after you meet together and discuss them the following week. Then, explore the following questions together: How does this passage fit into the book as a whole? How does it flow from the previous section of the text? How does this passage minister to its original audience? How does it minister to us today? Is there a sin to confess? Is there cause for thanksgiving or praise to God? Is there a promise or truth to trust in? Is there an attitude to change or a motive to examine? Is there a command to obey or an example to imitate? Is there an error to confront or avoid? (Note that you have a rich opportunity to practice and model vulnerability with your teen in these questions.) 7. Pray together. Finally, ask the Holy Spirit to help you apply what you have learned. The teen years are pivotal discipleship years for our kids. In these years they feel a restlessness to enter into mature adulthood but often an accompanying lack of clarity about how to do so. Give them adult-sized tools for navigating their Bibles, and help them learn how to use them. Encourage them to use devotional and topical materials as supplements to, but not substitutes for, direct study of the Bible itself. Model good habits of Bible reading. And most of all, savor the shared learning that results when a parent and a teen sit down to open the Word together. View the full article

      in Christian Current Events

    • School Bans Students' ‘Bring Your Bible to School Day,’ Flyers, Suit Says

      An elementary school violated the U.S. Constitution when it prevented students from passing out “Bring Your Bible to School Day” flyers during lunch and recess, according to a new lawsuit. View the full article

      in Christian Current Events

    • Christian Uses KonMari Method While Studying Bible To Remove All Verses That Don't Spark Joy

      COUNTRY HOMES, WA—After binge-watching hit Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, local Christian woman Grace Milliken applied the innovative cleaning and organizing method to her Bible study time, prompting her to remove all verses that don't bring her joy from her copy of God's Word. The post Christian Uses KonMari Method While Studying Bible To Remove All Verses That Don't Spark Joy appeared first on The Babylon Bee. View the original full article

      in Christian Satire

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.