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Are We That Stupid?


I was watching an episode of ER last night that really got under my skin. This episode is from this season from about two weeks ago. The ER got several new medical students who are doing their rounds. One of the new med students is a blonde girl who apparently has a faith in Christ. In several scenes she was shown saying the Lord’s Prayer, quoting Psalm 23, and praying for different patients. These were all positive things, however, they scripted the character to be incompetent and unskilled in her profession. It was quite obvious to me that this show was trying to send a message that Christians are not normal and do not fit in. This is not the first time I have seen this depiction. Many shows on television have bought into this. Pay attention the next time you watch a crime drama. The overly zealous Christian is the one who went crazy and started a murdering spree.
I believe my biggest problem about all of this is that it is okay for the media and any other group to say whatever they want about Christians and Christianity, but if a Christian shares their opinion on a controversial topic then we are being judgmental. John 16:33 reminds us that we are going to have trouble and persecution in this world. I pray that we can continue to be reminded of this and attempt to ignore the bashing of God’s people.

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Categories: discrimination, satire
  1. ruthrap
    October 18, 2006 at 2:55 am

    mike, just caught up on your last posts that i’d missed………yer doin’ alright! liked the one on diversity!……..keep apostin’

  2. Brian Nicklaus
    October 18, 2006 at 3:24 am

    i just saw bits and pieces of the studio 60 show with chandler from friends. a character on there is a christian also, i almost want to watch just to see how they portray it. also, in the total of 10 minutes I have seen of friday night lights, it is a southern christian community and the football team prays at times, seemed realistic the part I saw.

    It would be interesting for someone to keep tabs on all christian characters represented on TV. maybe someone should start a blog

  3. bluesbaby
    October 18, 2006 at 8:03 pm

    what irks me is how these people sell themselves as being open minded and yet, are very closed about Christianity. They reject something they don’t even understand and then label us as prejudiced.

  4. Michelle
    October 19, 2006 at 4:06 am

    What does Dora say about this subject? HA. I miss Mikayla! 🙂

  5. Michelle
    October 19, 2006 at 4:12 am

    Wait, a better question is what does Laurie Berkner’s DVD reflect about this subject?

    I take a step, I take a step, I take another step…

    Oh, Victor Veto.

  6. Lady V
    October 24, 2006 at 2:38 am

    It seems the same sterotype is still visible regarding southern people and different races. But I agree there are few, if any, Christians portrayed as competent or if God plays any part in healings. I missed the show you are talking about, so I can’t really comment. some of us are too busy to sit around watching ER and dora. and Jeff Corwin. But somehow there is time for Grey’s Anatomy. and, btw, you didn’t return my phone call.

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