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Following the example set by the question-and-answer columns in the early Journals, when Mary Baker Eddy was Editor, this column will respond to general queries from Journal readers—such as the one above—with responses from Journal readers. You'll find information at the end of the column about how to submit questions.


From the August 2009 issue of The Christian Science Journal

QUESTION: What about the issue of self-censorship in the movies I choose to see and the song lyrics I listen to? Can you give me some guidance from the Christian Science perspective? I feel like a lot of movies give a good message, but you have to get through the swear words, images of drug use, nudity, and so on to get message—like the movie Requiem for a Dream, which is about a guy getting addicted to drugs and eventually dying. It's so hard to watch, but you gain from watching it.