Why I said "No" to Beauty and the Beast

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

   Hi followers,

   I'm tired of being silent.  I know there is a lot of posts out there about Beauty and the Beast and whether Christians should go to it or not.

Books and movies all have agendas.  They all have a message that they are portraying to its watchers/readers.  Us, as Christians, need to be careful not only of the things we watch but the life we live for the Lord.  We are all giving some sort of message in every thing we do.  We are called to live different lives.  And if that means not going to a particular movie...will we do it?

Romans 12:2 says, "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."

Psalm 101:3 says, "I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me."

Whether it's homosexuality, violence, or witchcraft, we are not to put it before our eyes.  I have chosen to watch/read things that will build me up in the Lord and not cause me or others to stubble.  I have chosen to not go to this movie because of the gay agenda. 

We, as Christians, will have to say "no" to many things, even though it might be hard.  The Lord is righteous and holy and we should be striving to live pure and holy lives for Him.

Those were a few thoughts I had.

In Christ,
Lilly Shyree :)

21 comments:

  1. Thank you for being willing to post about this, Lilly. It's very important. I think I'll be doing a post about it on my blog in the very near future, so stay tuned for that!
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    1. I will be looking forward to it!! We need more Christians who are willing to stand for Jesus!!

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    2. I put up my post so if you haven't seen it, check it out!

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  2. Thank you Lilly!!! People need to put their foot down somewhere in the movie industry and say no. I feel like people are washing out and saying they won't fight against the cultural current for silly excuses such as, "we can't fight against Disney" "We can use it as a teaching tool for our kids" or "It's not such a big deal, calm down everybody!" Thank you for being willing to stand firm and say that you will be doing something unpopular. :)
    BTW. SHE DOES LOOK LIKE B. M.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. I know!! When my Nana first gave me the magazine I knew it looked like her!! There are even other pictures that make them look even more similar. xD

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    2. Please don't say that! LOL! She is a feminist who recently posed nude in a photo shoot. I DON'T want to look like her! (But I know I kinda do...)

      Thank you for writing this encouraging post! This was really hard for me because Belle has been my favorite Disney princess since I was a toddler.

      We need to stand up for Christ and not be ashamed! Thanks for inspiring me Lilly!

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    3. I'm sorry, B.M! I meant it as a compliment. It's so sad that some naturally pretty girls are living such ungodly lives. :(

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    4. I know! I was just teasing. :) It is sad how gorgeous girls ruin their lives for money.

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    5. Whew!! Thanks Miss Blogger, I felt bad for awhile!!! ;) I agree, when you hear the testimonies of these empty lives, and how their beauty is being squandered, I just wish I could make them understand that their beauty can become radiant when they let Jesus be their inner light, and shine through those beautiful eyes. :( Sometimes when I'm randomly thinking about actors, I'll pray for them.
      Anyway, thank you for being a girl who does want to not just be beautiful, but sparkle for Jesus! :)
      P.S. Can I call you the Beauty Without the Beast? ;) Just kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    6. How are 'gorgeous girls ruining their lives for money' if they're posing with a lace mesh jacket on showing the underneath of their breasts? We should be celebrating that these girls want to show their bodies, not shaming them! I think she looked beautiful, and all around it was always her choice :) Being a feminist is NEVER a bad thing!

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    7. Yes! I totally agree. :) Oh my goodness! I am not planning on finding a beast any time soon.;)

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    8. Marissa, as Christian young lady, we don't dress modestly because we're shamed of our bodies. We dress modestly to not only save ourselves for our husbands but to represent purity. Since Adam and Eve have sinned, we live in a corrupt world. Since then we've had to make changes. We have to wear clothing now because sin has entered the world.

      The Lord loves you, Marissa, and he wants you to shine bright for Him!!!

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    9. This was such a great conversation. I totally agree with you, Lilly! Purity is so important, and unfortunately, it's really been lost. Thank you for standing up for what you believe and inspiring others to do the same!

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  3. Good for you! I am glad you're not afraid to stand up for what you believe is right, Lilly!! I was actually planning to do a post like this myself! I think I'll post it sometime this afternoon!!! :D

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  4. Well said, Lily. I totally agree.

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  5. I totally agree!!!!!!!

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  6. I had to say no to my friends because they invited me to go see it. But fortunately, their parents agree as well that we shouldn't see it.

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  7. There was no gay scene, I watched the movie I thought it was fine

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