I’ve been thinking about that guy from Two and a Half Men, Angus T. Jones, since the controversial video was released by ForeRunner Chronicles. Jones has been playing the role of the ‘half’ since 2003. Now, I’m not sure how smart it was for this young man to bite the hand that pays him $300,000. per week, but I get what he’s talking about.
I don’t want to come off as holier-than-thou, but I have never even watched Two and a Half Men. I don’t find the premise of the show funny. I don’t find a lot of the sitcoms on TV funny. There was a time that Scott and I would watch programs like South Park. We were saved individuals, but we weren’t really living very Godly lives. When we started attending our present church and getting Biblically-fed, we started to find those programs offensive and disgusting. It wasn’t something that was being told to us, it just happened. It happened because we were consuming healthy stuff and it was pushing our appetite for the garbage out.
So, now that Jones has started to go to church and, I venture to say, gotten saved, I understand his disgust with his television program. But, I think that if he’s willing to go out on the limb and speak out about Two and a Half Men, that he should be willing to walk away from the job.
What do you expect from television? If you are watching programs that glorify sinful living, use profanity, show nudity, and debase people, you are going to be a person that is okay with sinful living, using profanity, looking at pornography, and debasing people. Are you? Something to think about. It’s something that I’ve been thinking about. It’s just like the saying:
You are what you consume. What you watch on television or in the theaters, what music you listen to on the radio or in you mp3 player defines the person that you become as well. The words to those songs are poured into your mind. The hateful, ugly lyrics that you sing unconsciously become your everyday words. Your mind brings forward those scenes, nudity, violence, and ugliness. And so do you children’s minds.
You can feed your body potato chips and beer or you can feed it nutritious stuff, like fruit and vegetables, that’s good for you. So, I ask you to be mindful of what you feed your head.