Whatever is pure and praiseworthy

The ancient Greeks believed their plays would give  a “purification” or a “purging” (catharsis) of strong emotions such as sorrow, fear, pity, or even laughter to those watching .
Do the violent video games we play today or the soap operas and crime dramas so many watch have the same effect in our society?
Our miiitary trains soldiers with violent video games to desensitize them to the violence, the killing of others.
Are the soap operas and crime dramas similar in effect?
Do these videos take away our humanity or enhance it?
St. Paul said, “Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. “ Philippians 4:8 (NRSV)

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2 Comments on “Whatever is pure and praiseworthy”


  1. Philippians 4:8 is absolutely my favorite scripture!


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