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“Pop” Goes the Nursery:

31 Jan

There is a phenomenon in America that has happened so rapidly that most Americans haven’t even have time to think it over. Three astounding things about this phenomenon: the movement is led by children,the children it’s taking in it’s wake are our little girls (some 40+ year old women are also among this group), and the thing they’re being fed is a romance and sensuality that stirs a seeking an fulfillment for things not yet righteously attainable (or apparently never achieved in the older crowd).

One of the main children in the spotlight at the moment leading this phenomenon is Justin Bieber.

Bieber was born in Canada, but relocated to Atlanta. GA after Scooter Braun, a recording executive, found a youtube video of Justin singing and contacted his mother about getting Justin into the American music industry. At 14 Justin released his first single, “One Time”.

Nothing many would consider immoral is depicted in the video. But the setting is one of massive amounts of 13-15 year old at a house party with no adults, dancing and hooking up while Bieber pledges his forever love to a girl. I’m not saying I was a “play’a” when I was young, but I did try to be a ladies man; what stimulates fantasies in a guy’s mind is sight/pictures, but for a girl it is emotions and touch that flips this switch (if you don’t believe that’s a true assessment then go ask a female) – all of which Justin sings/depicts to his young fans.

Bieber’s popularity began to soar and six months later he released “Baby”

I show the videos to give a realistic picture of what is going on. These are children longing to be adults, and trying the best they can to interact with each other as they think adults do. The prominent theme disguised as true love is lust. As said at the beginning, it’s not just little girls who have “Bieber fever”. Older women who should be more sober minded by now are just as infatuated with him as the children are. Why an older woman would be crazy over Justin is beyond me. I find it odd that we have adults acting like children over a singer who is a child trying to act like an adult.

One more video. And before you watch it I just want to say, “You do know you’re only three years old… when you’re three years old you’re not suppose to cry over boys.”

“But as for you, speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine. Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance. Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.” Titus 2:1-5

“Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.” II Timothy 2:22

There was a time when sensuality and lust was kept within the adult target audience, but it has bled down into the children. In America, I think it’s safe to say, we are surrounded by sex. We use it to sell anything from Hardee’s burgers (they actually had one of their commercials banned), to jewelry and have become so desensitized to it that we think this diluted version that is being served to our children is harmlessly cute. We are sacrificing our children to “pop” entertainment, dressing them in clothes that help them idolize their idol even more. We encourage this! It’s crazy! Any parent who is promoting or permitting this to their children is not only sinning against God, but teaching their children to form a practice of disobeying God as well by not living according to His commands. It’s not that young people like Bieber can or cannot sing, I think there is talent among them; it is what they are using that talent to promote (or maybe they are using it to sell their talent… it’s difficult to tell sometimes). We are stirring up passions that should be dormant and I believe will regret it as we watch our children grow up and find more ways to fulfill the very passions we have helped them foster.

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2011 in Culture, Parenthood

 

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One response to ““Pop” Goes the Nursery:

  1. heather joy

    February 1, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Yeah, this was not only fantastic, perfect, timely, and right on… it was needed.

    When I first saw the video of the little girl crying over Bieber, I was infuriated. Bieber’s not the only one to blame – this girl’s parents failed somewhere along the way to let it come to this. And then to laugh and joke as if this behavior is “funny” or “cute”…? Oh please. What’s gonna happen when she turns 13, 16, 18? Oyyy.

    Also, I just read a post last night about some “Twilight” cruise you can go on… a cruise with the cast of Twilight – apparently, it’s pretty hot – people are going crazy over it.

    Thank you, Hollywood.

     

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