Doubts about violent media

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icarolima
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Doubts about violent media

Postby icarolima » Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:47 am

i wanna know if we can accept movies or videogames in our houses that have violence without bloodshed or gore, like movies with physical agression, or disney
like lord of the rings movies, star wars games/movies, pirates of the caribean.

in the movie joseph smith the prophet of the restauration we see joseph and hyrum being shot without any blood on the scene
i had my doubt after watching it

thanks for any help

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Re: Doubts about violent media

Postby gregwanderson » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:23 am

I could certainly provide an opinion but it wouldn't be authoritative. Also, this forum is designed for discussions of technical questions instead of the topic you have presented here.

I can tell you, anecdotally, that a few years ago I took an elderly relative to see the Joseph Smith movie at the Legacy Theatre in Salt Lake City. The relative hadn't been to a movie theatre in many years and was overwhelmed by the big screen, the big sound, etc. All of those elements combined with her own feelings about the martyrdom were simply too much.

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Re: Doubts about violent media

Postby sbradshaw » Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:53 pm

The best way to get answers to "doctrinal counsel" types of questions is to meet with a member of your bishopric. They can give you an overview of what the Church teaches, and give counsel specific to you for how to apply it.
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