So, I am a hard core conservative Christian despite my early 2000’s post rocker dad look. With that, my household recently put down Netflix and replaced it with Pureflix. And honestly, I have to admit… I am disappointed.
Don’t get me wrong… okay. I understand that this company is getting by simply by stating that they offer “family friendly” as well as “Christian” alternatives to stuff like Netflix and Hulu. I however can’t help but get aggravated as a Christian when I come across some of the stuff that has found its way onto the Pureflix platform.
Just to give a few examples of what I am talking about, it breaks my heart as a Christian to see the following content being promoted on what is supposed to be considered a “Christian alternative”.
Tad, the lost explorer – An animated film that promotes Babylonian mysticisms. Not only did this film blatantly offer an alternative way to eternal life, but there were a few minor instances of foul language. There was a lot of sexual tension in this one.
Tappy Toes – Although this is a cute short, the underlying message that is pushed rather hard in the first ten minutes is Darwinian Evolution. Not only that, but this film subtly promotes the raising of children in a same sex parent based household.
Jungle Shuffle – The first ten minutes of this movie has its main characters suggesting that they need to build a statue of a god so that they can worship the statue in order for the forest to be safe. Do I honestly need to say more? The bible clearly has its thoughts on idol worship.
Now, I am not suggesting that there is nothing good on this platform. I just find it rather disappointing that this is even something that needs to be monitored for content. It’s pretty sad if you ask me. With this “need to screen” concept in place, I decided to look into how much Pureflix promotes itself as being “Christian“… seeing as to how a lot of what they promote clearly is nothing of the sort.
With that, I found this article on the Pureflix website pretty hilarious.
In the article they indicate that many of the top celebrities in Hollywood are in fact “Christian”. For example, The Rock. The article says that… (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson enjoyed a career as a pro wrestler that eventually led to his success as an actor. He says he has a special relationship with God that helped him through depression, among other struggles, and that he counts his blessings daily.)
These people can’t be serious!!! Here is a skit that The Rock did just last year about depression, of all things, where he promotes drug use and even says the phrase “Hail Satan”.
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. – Mathew 7:16-20
Anyway, my rant is over. Needless to say… I am disappointed. It’s probably just me, but it might merely be a sign of the end. Who are we kidding though… I clearly must be ignorant and am just overthinking things.