What is This World?

       There is something going through our world right now. It makes it so I can hardly recognize what earth has become. There’s something that’s crushing the morales of those who follow Christ. You might have heard of it. You might have not. Let’s just say that identities aren’t identities. Not anymore. Now…I don’t even know what they are.

       There’s a show on Netflix right now that contributes to this whole thing. It’s called Anne with an E. There’s been a lot of controversies about this show…some love it, some hate it. To be honest, I’m not the one of the former. Because…there are just some things that I can’t appreciate.

          First of all, let’s talk about the “mouse” episode. I stopped watching the show after that episode, though I read a few articles on the rest of it as well..including the third season. The “mouse” episode. I’m sorry, but why would a PG-Rated show have that kind of content? It might go over younger kids’ heads, but adults? Or people in between the two ages? I just don’t get it.

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        Then, of course, there’s the third season. I don’t know if those things occur in the second season too but…if so, then that is just not a show that I can respect. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, there’s an article about it here. This brings me to another point in my post.

         Now, listen, I don’t believe that those part of that community are necessarily bad. I believe that what they believe is bad. Why do I say that? Well, I’m a Christian and I have certain beliefs that tell me that that is a sin. God created us, Man and Woman. Not anything else.

        I know that you’re probably going to say, “Well, you should be more open-minded!” Maybe, so should you. Because, as a Christian, I am entitled to my beliefs. I can totally believe that the things represented in Season 3 are wrong, and I expect those opinions to be supported since, after all, “we’re supposed to be a loving and diverse community, right?”

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       You might also say that we Christians do not accept the ideas that are in Season 3. Well, that’s right. We don’t. Because we have beliefs that keep us from these things. Respect our beliefs, we can respect yours. Though…maybe that’s not true either.

         Because, as hard as I try, I cannot respect those beliefs. I will respect you as people, but I will not be able to support your ideas because I have a God who tells me that that is wrong and I believe in His word, not yours.

        I’m not the bravest person in the world. Matter of fact, I’m pretty shy. But there is something taking over the world that Our Creator has designed today, and we need to fight back against it. Even as a shy person, I can’t just let this take over without saying something. I’m just one girl, one voice. But, at least that’s better than none.

         There is an army that is willing to fight back against all the other armies that are taking over the world. I want to be part of it. I didn’t before, but now I do and I won’t be scared anymore. Will you?

         I was scared to fight before because I was scared of what people would think. I still am kind of scared, but now, I don’t really care anymore. Because I won’t stay silent. And neither should you.

(This is a collab that I’m doing with Jo. Please check her blog and post out. She’s a truly amazing blogger)

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52 thoughts on “What is This World?

  1. I do agree with you on this, although I love the show. It seemed to me that the gay parts of this show were slightly unnecessary. I love both of the characters, but why? Also I fully agree with you on the love the sinner, not the sin concept of this. Very well written!👍😄

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  2. I disagree with this on all parts. I believe that if God believed that what you mentioned is a sin, he wouldn’t have made them like that. I believe in the love the people, not the sin on other topics, but with this I am love the person, accept the sin. I am a Christian. Good for you for voicing your opinion, even if I don’t agree with it.

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  3. Thank you for this!! As a teen, I’ve been trying to shape my beliefs and start to take a firm stand on things. I have a friend who supports LGBT+, and i feel awkward talking about it with her. What’s hard for me is sharing my beliefs while also being respectful and not coming off as rude. I want to ultimately bring people to Jesus, not drive them away as, unfortunately, many Christians seem to do. I want to display Him as a welcoming God who forgives and wipes away sin.

    As for in the media, I’m definitely sick of getting all this shoved down my throat. It’s pretty hypocritical, because Christians are judged for shoving things down people’s throats, while the media does the exact same thing. I’ve read/watched some things with gay characters, but for me, the heart is in the message of whatever I’m watching/reading. If it’s so focused on that, I don’t like it. I wasn’t a fan of the episode with Cole/Aunt Josephine (and I know L.M. Montgomery would be rolling in her grave), I loved the series as a whole. It’s full of so much joy and happiness and good messages, and I’m willing to overlook the gay characters and focus on the things I love. Personally, Cole is one of my favorite characters in the series. I love his sensitive nature, how he befriends and is nice to Anne, his love for artwork, and the way he stands up to the bullies. Of course, I didn’t like the fact that he was gay, but I loved the other parts about him and how he contributed to Season 2. (Also, not sure if it matters to you, but it’s actually Season 2. Season 3 isn’t out yet. 🙂 )

    Of course, it can be hard to draw the line, but as I’m being exposed to more of it directly, I’m starting to draw the line and figure out what I’m okay with an not okay with. In a book I read, there was a gay character, and I did my best to skip over the parts with her and her girlfriend. I’m also planning on skipping a book I got at the library because it has a gay romance (and it’s a big part of the book). So while I like to look at the heart of books and focus on the positive messages, I’m working not to just brush things off and focus solely on the good things without registering the sin.

    Thank you for this post, Enni! It makes me feel braver about sticking up for myself and my beliefs. 🙂

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    1. You are absolutely very welcome!
      Thank you for the part of Anne with an E – it helped me to understand the show a little bit more since I haven’t watched too much. 🙂
      Yes! I agree with you completely – it’s pretty hypocritical. That was part of what made me want to write this post.
      I also struggle with expressing my opinion while not being rude – I’ve been praying about it a lot. 🙂

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  4. YES!! GO ENNI! I totally agree with you! I don’t know if this is true (I think it is though), but I’m pretty sure the Bible says somewhere if you see a sin and don’t say anything you’re just as guilty as the one who committed the sin. Christians need to start crawling out of their comfy little hole and standing up for what they believe, and I’m glad you’re one of the few and far between who are. The rest of you who are doing nothing, GET OFF YOUR LAZY, COWARDLY TUSH AND GET OUT THERE!!! NO ONE SAID IT WOULD BE EASY YOU CRYBABY!!!

    Anyway, now that that’s out of the way…

    Hi. How was your day?

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  5. WOOOOOOOW ENNI THIS POST WAS AMAZING. I haven’t watched Anne with an E but I totally agree with all the other stuff in this post! Yeah, it’s frustrating that when people talk about “tolerance” they usually mean “don’t judge me, but of course I can judge YOU because you’re obviously wrong and I’m right.” sigh And YES YES YESSSSS, that’s sometimes a difficult path to tread, I think, but you said it so well – love and respect the people as a masterpiece of God’s creation, but hate the sin and pray that God would change their hearts. I’m actually working on a post about “tolerance,” so this was super helpful! 😀

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        1. Girl, all you gotta do is get your face in the Book and ask God for the courage, and then put yourself on the spot and RUUUUNNNNN!!!!! EEENA!!!! RUUUUUUNNNNNN!!! CHARGE, MY COMRADE!!!! IF WE LOSE THIS BATTLE YOU’RE GROUNDED FOR AN ETERNITY (literally)!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Soldiers shouting and swords clashing, along with some dramatic death cries mostly coming from the enemy because God’s awesomeness shining through us is too much for them to handle

          Lol wat.

          That’s the gist of it, anyway…

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  6. I agree with what you said about that episode, I was really shocked that they included that in there. I don’t think that L. M. Montgomery would have approved of that kind of thing in a TV show about her novels (ya know, if they had TV back then.)

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  7. I literally had no idea Anne with An E was such a big thing. Anyway, YOU ARE RIGHT! I read that article thingy and found out some horrific things about the show. Christians shouldn’t be supporting these kind of things.

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  8. I’m with you Enni! I’ve been hearing things about Anne with an E that have been making me wonder what’s in it. (I’m not allowed to watch it myself.) I love Star Wars, and I’m really worried they are going to put things like that in it soon. This world has gotten so messed up, but we have a King who has overcome the world!

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