Damascus, October 15, 2021
Parents need to be aware of what their children are watching, because many popular series and films today inflict serious harm on them, contributing to “the destruction of the image of the human being called to holiness,” warns the Antiochian Patriarchate.
A new statement from the Antiochian Orthodox Media Center warns specifically against violent productions such as the Korean series Squid Game, currently one of the most popular shows on Netflix, “that are inflicting harm on children and entering them in a virtual world of violence, murder, and hideous scenes.”
The Patriarchate also warns about the new stories about Superman’s bi-sexual son.
The cultivation of the spiritual life remains the family’s highest calling, the Media Center states.
Read the full statement:
Warning to Parents: New Movies and Stories
The Antiochian Orthodox Media Center has issued warnings on the page of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East against violent movies that are inflicting harm on children and entering them in a virtual world of violence, murder, and hideous scenes, in addition to movies, series, and stories that promote perversion, and make our children a bait for movie producers, not only for the sake of material profit but also for a much-aggravated purpose that is the destruction of the image of the human being called to holiness.
The fact that these high-quality movies in terms of directing, shooting, audio-visual effects, and script, as well as stories, etc. are issued by major international companies such as Netflix, warner bros, Walt Disney, and others companies, is not surprising. These companies’ movies and channels have invaded many of our homes, and our young men and women follow them with great passion and enthusiasm.
Netflix comes with a whole bunch of movies that we warn against, such as:
Squid Game, Circle, The Platform, Tau, Red lights, Level 16, Truth or Dare, and No Escape Room.
International associations specialized in the protection of children, warn parents against these movies because they encourage children to perform acts of violence and even murder.
Likewise, an illustrated series about Superman’s bisexual son has been aired and we are all well aware of the impact of Superman's personality on our children, the hero of truth and justice.
Eventually, awareness, follow-up, dialogue, prayer, living the Bible, and the preservation of the spiritual life in the family remain among the highest and primary necessities, in order to prevent, protect and preserve the holiness of the human being.
Let us pray to the Lord.
Do you know what your children are watching?