A TV game show in France revealed something very dark recently.
When given the chance, 81% of the participants in the "show" elected to "kill" a contestant with electricity. A fake - or should we say faux - game show was held with actors playing the victims. The participants giving the electric shocks, however, thought that the victims and the game were real. They could decide how much electricity to jolt the contestants. The majority kept jolting the "contestant" until he, an actor, pretended to die.
Of 80 players, 16 individuals walked out. Of the remaining 64 players, 51 "killed" the contestant. A player commented, "I was worried about the contestant. At the same time, I was afraid to spoil the program."
There seems to ...
By Tom Snyder, Ph.D., Editor
Can you trust what the Bible says about the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Passover, Good Friday and Easter stories in the Bible?
In the opening to the Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Luke in the New Testament, the Greek physician Luke, a close friend of the Apostle Paul, writes, "I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning."
How can we know if this is true? How can we find out if the books of the New Testament are accurate, reliable records of the teachings of Jesus Christ?
In a court of law, the burden of proof for denying the credibility of an eyewitness falls on those who wish to undermine that credibility. An ey...
By Jeff Holder, Managing Editor
The cast and crew of the new Touchstone/Disney movie THE LAST SONG assembled to give some insight about making the movie, the meaning of the movie and why it's an important one for Miley Cyrus.
As most know, Miley has become a teenage phenomenon first as the star of the Disney Channel's hit series HANNAH MONTANA, then as a recording artist, and last summer as the star of a movie based on the series. HANNAH MONTANA THE MOVIE was honored at the most recent MOVIEGUIDE® Faith and Values Awards Gala as a top movie for families in 2009.
But, that was then.
Miley says she is looking to "get out of her comfort zone" and to try new things. She says, "The other film (based on the series) was easy. I was, like, ...
Capio Nightingale Hospital in Central London has opened what may be the first rehab clinic for children as young as age 12 who are addicted to the Internet, computer games and mobile phones, the Daily Mail reported March 17.
"Mental health services need to adapt quickly to the changing worlds that young people inhabit, and understand just how seriously their lives can be impaired by unregulated time online, onscreen or in-game," said Dr. Richard Graham, a consulting psychiatrist for the hospital's new clinic.
"Many of the existing services fail to recognize the complexity of these situations, borrowing from older models of addiction and substance abuse to very limited effect," he added.
"I've been contacted by parents who see their child...
Communist Dictator, mass murderer and reigning feudal lord Fidel Castro of Cuba today praised President Barack Obama for getting his leftist healthcare program passed by the United States Congress.
But, Castro chided Obama for failing to be more pro-active in doing more about preventing "global warming" and for Obama's "lack of leadership on immigration reform that would give amnesty to illegal aliens.
To really understand the horrors of Castro's repressive, murderous, monstrous, tyrannical rule of everything in Cuba, read Against All Hope: A Memoir of Life in Castro's Gulag by Armando Valladares. Against All Hope is Armando Valladares' account of more than twenty years in Fidel Castro's horrendous gulag. Arrested in 1960, Valladares was ...
The Witherspoon Institute has found that a growing body of research shows the habitual use of pornography destroys people of all ages and both sexes, including their relationships, their productivity, and even their ability to function in society.
"Since the beginning of the Internet age," says Mary Eberstadt, research fellow of the Hoover Institution, "pornography has been consumed in greater quantities than ever before in human history and its content has grown more graphic."
Often thought to be an activity that doesn't harm anyone, this study shows that the victims of pornography are the user and those the user loves.
The Witherspoon Institute's report, "The Social Costs of Pornography," is "the first multifaceted, multidisciplinary, ...
A homosexual male serviceman in the U.S. Armed Forces is more than five times likely to rape a fellow serviceman than a serviceman to rape a servicewoman, and a lesbian soldier or sailor is 10 to 20 times more like to rape another servicewoman than a servicewoman is to assault a serviceman, according to Department of Defense figures on actual sexual assaults in the military.
These findings echo other studies showing that homosexuals and lesbians are three to four times or more, more likely to engage in child sexual abuse than heterosexual men and women.
These findings show why we must stop the new move by the Obama administration to allow homosexuals to serve openly in the U.S. military.
"In country after country," says Dr. Paul Cameron,...
Even Christian and private schools in Maine would be subject to a new law being considered by the state legislature that would penalize schools and educators who "discriminate" against young alleged "homosexuals" and cross-dressing boys who want to use female restrooms and locker rooms and vice versa.
Promoting the new law is the radical lesbian lawyer who brought same-sex "marriage" to Massachusetts.
The modern homosexual movement is a key part of the Anti-Human, communist, socialist platform of the Marxist radicals of the 1960s, such as Bill Ayers and Herbert Marcuse, who influenced President Barack Obama and the other current leaders of the Democrat Party.
- Sources: MassResistance 02/18/10.
A study of men charged with Internet child pornography offenses shows that the men also have committed hands-on sex offenses against children.
The vast majority of the 155 men convicted of possessing, receiving, or distributing Internet-based child pornography, 85%, admitted they had sexually assaulted a child at least once!
The study, by clinical psychologists Michael Bourke, Ph.D. and Andres Henrnadez, Psy.D., was published in the April JOURNAL OF FAMILY VIOLENCE (Vol. 24, No. 3).
- Sources: Monitor on Psychology, American Psychological Association, December 2009.
MOVIEGUIDE® has long noted that the mass media creates the culture that influences children and teenagers.
If you still doubt this claim, consider the case of the late J.D. Salinger, the famous author of the controversial but influential youth novel THE CATCHER IN THE RYE, who recently passed away.
It was Salinger's anti-hero Holden Caulfield in that 1951 book, along with Elvis Presley's persona and James Dean's troubled character in REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, "who best dramatized the emergence of a defiant youth identity in 1950s America," writes Arts Correspondent Ben Hoyle of Times Online in England.
Salinger's book also popularized the term "to screw up" and the insult of being a "phony," a mendacious, hypocritical person who isn't true...