My Show Is Filth – Don’t Listen To It
If you’re a fan of the TV show “Two And A Half Men”, you’ve probably heard the story of Angus T. Jones and how he’s now telling viewers to not watch because the show is “filth”. Angus is now a professing Christian and is having problems reconciling his new found faith with his career.
The CBS station in Los Angeles had this quote from Angus:
“Jake from ‘Two and a Half Men’ means nothing. He is a nonexistent character,” the 19-year-old actor says of his character on the hit CBS program. “If you watch ‘Two and a Half Men,’ please stop watching ‘Two and a Half Men.’ I’m on ‘Two and a Half Men’ and I don’t want to be on it.”
As you might imagine, fans are lighting up Facebook and Twitter with both positive and negative responses. I can completely identify with what Angus is talking about. (No, not the “being short and dorky part”) I am a born-again Christian trying to do an entertainment show on a secular station. And, that is a daily challenge.
I’ll give you an example. I don’t drink, yet I play 20 bazillion songs about beer. How do I justify that based on what I believe? Truth is some days I don’t have a good answer.
I more or less came to a place where I believed that God had me here for a reason. I don’t beat people over the head with what I believe, but at the same time I’m not willing to compromise my faith…for anything. I have to check myself for that measure constantly.
What about you? Have you ever found yourself in a place where suddenly your job conflicts with what you believe? If not, be thankful. Just like Angus T. Jones has found out, it’s not an easy place to be.