Writing for God, Fighting Human Trafficking

Linda Rodante

The Walking Dead, Blackhawk Down, and 24

October is domestic violence awareness month.

Writing for God, Fighting Human Trafficking

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What have The Walking Dead, 24, Blackhawk Down, The Avengers, Savages, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Grand Theft Auto, and countless horror movies have in common? Easy. Violence. Over-the-top violence.

Even our more loved shows like NCIS is rife with violence. Just because its mixed with humor and wacky, loveable characters doesn’t change the violent, bloody content we see every week.

And this has been noted by our major magazines and news media, online and off, as they’ve questioned how much violence is too much, asking the question about intense bloody scenes and senseless killings.

Some groups study how many murders each show/movie has. Savages estimate is well over 800 killings. In one film! And we are warned these days about movie trailers that contain images of disturbing violence. We can’t even see an intro to a movie without the violence.

People dismiss video games as if someone (like our…

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