I have long worried about the amount of violence to which children are routinely exposed. I choose to never watch either violent or horror movies. My spirit doesn’t need them and they can certainly prey on my mind. Judy’s post speaks from the heart.
lifelessons - a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown
Railroaded and Blended: Thirstless in a Bloodthirsty World, Sober in a Laughless One
Every day, our children are mesmerized by computer games where they hunt down and kill. TV shows go from violent to horrific—all echoing a world made increasingly more warlike as the war games of children grown into the war games of politicians and financiers who seek political and financial gain by first vilifying and then “going after” their enemies.
It is not my dreams, but rather my waking world that’s tortured by the bloodthirst of our world. At night, in my bed before sleeping, I fear for my own breathing and have to go outside for the comfort of cool night moving air. That scene from “The Bridge” where a child is buried alive with water slowly filling his crypt—will not go away. I am stuffed to strangling with earth’s cruelty.
My dreams remain my own, so…
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Hi there, I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Congratulations! My post is here http://wp.me/p1DGym-cj. Kind regards, Marilyn
Thank you! but, this is a post I re-blogged! So, any award would not be for me! Unfortunately- I long to be nominated, as I’m sure we all do- I’ll keep on writing and one day…
Hi Kate, the award is for the blog, not one post. You are the inspiring blogger!:-)
Thank you. I am overwhelmed and hugely grateful and excited and happy…now working out how to fulfill my responsibility on being nominated. Thank you, again. I’ll pass it on.