#033 – Rock It’s your Decision Review with Buck
We review the infamous christian propaganda movie “Rock It’s Your Decision” with Buck from league of Nerds. Will our straight laced white christian male hero be able to resist the horror of rock music?
Buck – https://twitter.com/ThatBuckGuy
Rock It’s Your Decision on ImDB
The parents of a young man force him to go without rock music for thirty days, and as a result, he discovers how rock music is a tool of Satan to control people.
And a fairly amusing review:
Purports to tell the story of a young Christian man’s discovery that rock music is (allegedly) evil, and his subsequent salvation, but film ends up showing us a guy becoming so unlikeable, homophobic, and holier-than-thou that we start to root for his friends to save themselves, and get away from this fruitcake.
He ends up completely alienated from all his friends, and his girlfriend, and becomes so utterly paranoid about the evils of rock music, that it ruins his life.
There’s this film’s hero for you! Imagine if Jack Nicholson had found Christianity, rather than go bonkers, in The Shining, and it had been an after school special.
Horribly outdated, even for the 1980s, it seems more like 1940s Bible belt propaganda for the already converted. Or, was the purpose of this film to show how religion can, and does, ruin some peoples’ lives? The film’s climactic sermon makes it especially difficult to tell.
From Rational Wiki About Satanic Panic:
In sociology, Satanic Panic is a phenomenon characterized by widespread fear about the presence of Satanic ritual abuse in one’s community, state or country. The recent phenomenon of Satanic Panic originated during the 1970s and gained traction during the 1980s and 1990s, when a widespread belief took hold within American evangelical Christianity that a vast underground network of Satanists is in control of secular society. Satanic Panic seems to have disappeared entirely by the 2000s, perhaps because fundamentalists now have other things to panic about.
Music: Kiss “God Gave Rock and Roll to You”
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