By SharperIron Jun 21 2013 Cultural FundamentalismTheaterIn The Nick of Time Fundamentalism Classical and Cultural Part One: The Theater 4842 reads There are 14 Comments Oy vey iz mir Rob Fall - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 8:55pm Brother Dixon is really ringing the changes. In his opinion, the whole BJU, MBBC, et al. drama (stage and screen) departments ought to be shut down. Hoping to shed more light than heat.. An oddity Wayne Wilson - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 10:15pm It is interesting how many Christians condemned the theater when it taught virtue, and now embrace it when it teaches vice. Different Folks Brent Marshall - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 10:30pm Wayne Wilson wrote: It is interesting how many Christians condemned the theater when it taught virtue, and now embrace it when it teaches vice. Ahh, but I do not think you are talking about the same Christians, are you? Things That Matter As the quantity of communication increases, so does its quality decline; and the most important sign of this is that it is no longer acceptable to say so.--RScruton Not the same Wayne Wilson - Sat, 06/22/2013 - 8:43am Brent Marshall wrote: Wayne Wilson wrote: It is interesting how many Christians condemned the theater when it taught virtue, and now embrace it when it teaches vice. Ahh, but I do not think you are talking about the same Christians, are you? No, indeed. Not the same Christians, but often their children, and sometimes the same groups. Off Limits Easton - Sat, 06/22/2013 - 9:47am "You cannot ally yourself with the good without also being allied to the evil, for on the stage the good and the evil are in close alliance." Using this guide, any form of entertainment or amusement would be considered off-limits for a true fundamentalist. (Wish I would've had this quote when I was forced to attend Vespers and Artist Series at BJU.) And politics - certainly Christians should avoid politics at all cost -- for where is good and evil in more "close alliance" than on the political stage? This is a good article about josh p - Sat, 06/22/2013 - 10:49am This is a good article about Dixon by Priest: http://www.dbts.edu/journals/1996_1/ACDIXON.PDF Another Historical Tidbit TylerR - Wed, 06/26/2013 - 4:58pm Evangelist Sam Jones (1847-1906): The enemies of Christianity are those who indulge in, or condone, dancing, card-playing, gambling, circuses, swearing, theater-going, billiards, baseball, low-cut dresses, society balls, novel reading, social climbing, and above all else, drinking alcoholic beverages. Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and works in State government. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist? No Baseball? That's just Mike Harding - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 2:35pm No Baseball? That's just un-American. "Baseball, Chevrolet, an Apple Pie" is as wholesome as you get. Circuses? That's probably circumlocution for Washington D.C. Pastor Mike Harding I'd be curious Jay - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 2:51pm Why circuses are on that list myself. Cruelty to animals, maybe? "Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells Jay wrote: Why circuses are GregH - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 3:32pm Jay wrote: Why circuses are on that list myself. Cruelty to animals, maybe? The history of circuses is fascinating. Not a good culture and it was abusive to employees as well as animals. Circuses ... it's the clowns Jim - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 4:16pm It's the clowns Twitter Jim's Doctrinal Statement In Sam Jones' Time Frame Rob Fall - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 4:44pm hundreds circuses crisscrossed the country. It wasn't like today with only Barnum and Bailey. Hoping to shed more light than heat.. No Milltown Pride? Charlie - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 7:37pm So Milltown Pride isn't as period-specific fundy friendly as advertised. My Blog: http://dearreaderblog.com Cor meum tibi offero Domine prompte et sincere. ~ John Calvin Yeup Rob Fall - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 10:11pm Yeup Charlie wrote: So Milltown Pride isn't as period-specific fundy friendly as advertised. Hoping to shed more light than heat..