All The World’s A Stage Showering Us With Seductive Sounds & Scenes

William Shakespeare wrote:  “All the world’s a stage,” yet in his day the stage was very limited.  The only way to see theatrical entertainment or to hear music was to be in person at a live performance.  Nowadays, all the world really is a stage and most humans are continually showered with programmed, seductive sounds and scenes.

Shakespeare said that people are actors on the stage of their life, however, nowadays most people are the audience not the actors, passively consuming electronic media messages and then doing many of the things that they see and hear.

So what’s on the modern media stage that fills the world?

*  Dysfunction — Rather that focusing on healthy, life-enhancing behaviors, today’s media is full of dysfunctional attitudes and lifestyles.

*  Rage on stage — Much of what is broadcast nowadays is full of underlying and/or explicit anger.  Violence and political attack ads are examples of media’s rage focus.

*  Disrespect — There is little concern or compassion in modern media.  Rather it overflows with disrespect.  It glorifies self-focus and unkindness.  It mocks morality and character.  It proclaims vulgarity.  Popular media disrespects religion by censoring faith, almost completely leaving it out of its programs, even though faith is an important part of the lives of billions of people.

*  Casual sex — Media uses casual sex as a draw, using sex to beef up their audience and their income.  However, married sex is almost unknown in popular media.  Instead they promote and glorify every twist and variation of sex that they can get by with.

All the world may be a stage for modern media, but you don’t have to be a mindless audience, passively absorbing its negative, self-destructive, and/or meaningless messages.  To quote Paul of Tarsus:  “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”  And even contemporary television repeatedly warns “viewer discretion advised.”

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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10 Responses to All The World’s A Stage Showering Us With Seductive Sounds & Scenes

  1. sherwood8028 says:

    The solution to the world’s depravity is found in the rock, the fortress of which the father’s spoke in days of old. The world has nothing to offer compared to the blessings one discovers when they come to that fount of all blessings. And it is every bit as real today and it was in the past, I would dare to say, even moreso.

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