Comedy used to be funny, heart-lifting and clean. But modern comedy is nothing to laugh about. It’s no joke: Modern comedy is a downright assault on righteousness. I remember when I used to watch comedy shows on television, such as Gilligan’s Island. The humor was clean, fun and showed how silly we humans can be. Yes, there were elements of ‘dirty’ comedy back then — Red Fox for example, but those acts were in the minority.
Fast forward to today and it’s hard to find any comedy show without being assaulted by incessant hard-core swearing and grossness. Modern comedy is more perverted than ever and the end result is the perversion of our culture. I refuse to go to comedy shows now because I get more irritated than entertained.
In this article from Charisma’s online magazine, modern comedy is rebuffed for it’s blatant immorality.
Something is terribly wrong with comedy in our country. Decadence is rapidly replacing decency. If it’s offensive, embarrassing and raunchy, you’ve hit the mark. The more today’s comedians can push the envelope, the more they’re hailed as cool, hilarious and cutting edge.
The Latin root of decadence means “to fall down.” It is not speaking of mere excess but rather deterioration, decay and decline of that which is moral. Synonyms include “debased, degraded, gone to the dogs.” Tragically, that is what has happened for the most part to comedy in our culture today.
Have you noticed or are you like millions being subtly seduced?
Worse yet, are you grabbing your spouse or your friends and inviting them to come along and guffaw?
Recently I checked out of a hotel but not before engaging the lady at the counter for a possible gospel-sharing opportunity. She related to me how her husband had just taken her to see a certain comedian (whose reputation is pure filth).
She admitted that she sat there blushing, squirming, wincing and cringing at the nonstop profanity and sexual themes but didn’t realize what she was getting into when her husband first invited her.
Has this happened to you lately with a TV show, movie or an evening at a comedy club or event? Brace yourself because without revival in our nation it’s going to get worse. I don’t say this to discourage us but rather motivate all of us to cry out to God in repentance for our nation and for a desperately needed awakening in our day.
George Otis, Jr. who has traveled the world for over 20 years documenting genuine revivals, tells us the three essentials for transformation: 1. Realizing the gravity of the situation. 2. Understanding that time is running out. 3. Responding to God’s lifeline of opportunity through repentance and passionately seeking God.
Here’s the deal: One of the reasons that I write these commentaries each week is to sober readers across America that time is running out! This theme is simply another area that we need to awaken to that our culture is collapsing. This is not hyperbole but reality.
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Modern comedy is promoting immorality, mocks Christianity and criticizes righteousness in general. It’s time that people who care about our culture boycott those who spew forth such nonsense for without an audience, they cannot survive. It’s the purse strings that control what gets the light of day in the entertainment field, and it’s or duty as Christians to stand up for what is right. Our admonition is to eschew evil and pursue that which is good.