Should Christians Watch War Movies?


Today is Memorial Day.  That means a lot of things to Americans, most of them smothered in ketchup and mustard.  We tend to forget what the day is really about.  I’ve not personally known someone who’s died in a war, but my father, father-in-law, and one of my brothers-in-law are veterans, so from them I have some level of appreciation for what soldiers go through, even though I admit that my impression likely doesn’t grasp the gravity of it.  It’s their sacrifices that brought a question to my mind: should Christians reject war movies, some of which have themes of sacrifice and heroism, based only on their violent content?

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