After a boffo opening weekend for 300, the R-rated, sexualized depiction of Spartan bloodlust, I heard a woman caller to a radio talk show express shock that parents had taken young children to see it. The lady said, quite rightly, that 300 is inappropriate fare for children.
Agreed. But just because a movie is inappropriate for children doesn’t make it appropriate for adults. The principle still applies: garbage in, garbage out. As for me, I’ll probably wait for the sanitized airplane version.
About Stan Guthrie
Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers.
Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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