Is It Sinful to Watch Sin on a Screen?

This interview with John Piper highlights an important question he has made before when it comes to questions about watching non-Christian media or media which displays sin in an approving manner: the question is not whether or not something is sinful but whether we are pursuing holiness. In the West, where our culture has become consumer-centric and consumption-heavy, Piper warns well:

“Take heed that you not be consumed.”

  4 Their idols are silver and gold, 
  the work of human hands. 
  5 They have mouths, but do not speak; 
  eyes, but do not see. 
  6 They have ears, but do not hear; 
  noses, but do not smell. 
  7 They have hands, but do not feel; 
  feet, but do not walk; 
  and they do not make a sound in their throat. 
  8 Those who make them become like them; 
  so do all who trust in them. 

Ps 115:4–8; cf. Ps 135:15–18