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Do You Want To Watch Movies?

Two teenagers asked their father if they could go to the movie theater to watch a movie that all their friends had seen, he denied their request. 

“Ah dad, why not?” they complained.

Dad replied: “Because every movie contains nudity and portrays immorality as being normal and acceptable behavior.”

“But dad, those are just very small parts of the movie! That’s what our friends who’ve seen it have told us. The movie is two hours long and those scenes are just a few minutes of the total film! It’s based on a true story and good triumphs over evil, and there are other redeeming themes like courage and self-sacrifice. Even the movie review websites say that!”

“My answer is ‘no,’ and that is my final answer. You will not go and watch any film. End of discussion.”

The two teenagers walked dejectedly into the family room and slumped down on the couch. As they sulked, they were surprised to hear the sounds of their father preparing something in the kitchen.

They soon recognized the wonderful aroma of cookies baking in the oven, and one of the teenagers said to the other, “Dad must be feeling guilty, and now he’s going to try to make it up to us with some fresh cookies. Maybe we can soften him with lots of praise when he brings them out to us and persuade him to let us go to that movie after all.”

The teens were not disappointed. Soon their father appeared with a plate of warm cookies, which he offered to his kids. They each took one.

Then their father said, “Before you eat, I want to tell you something: I love you both so much.”

The teenagers smiled at each other with knowing glances. Dad was softening.

“That is why I’ve made these cookies with the very best ingredients. I’ve made them from scratch. Most of the ingredients are even organic; the best organic flour, the best free range eggs, the best organic sugar, premium vanilla and chocolate.” The cookies looked mouth-watering, and the teens began to become a little impatient with their dad’s long speech.

“But I want to be perfectly honest with you. There is one ingredient I added that is not usually found in cookies. I got that ingredient from our own back yard. But you needn’t worry, because I only added the tiniest bit of that ingredient to your cookies. The amount of the portion is practically insignificant. So go ahead, take a bite and let me know what you think?

“Dad, would you mind telling us what that mystery ingredient is before we eat?”

“Why? The portion I added was so small, just a teaspoonful. You won’t even taste it.”

“Come on, dad; just tell us what that ingredient is?”

“Don’t worry! It is organic, just like the other ingredients.”

“Dad!”

“Well, OK, if you insist. That secret ingredient is organic … cat poop.”

Both teens instantly dropped their cookies back on the plate and began inspecting their fingers with horror.

“Dad! Why did you do that? You’ve tortured us by making us smell those cookies cooking for the last half hour, and now you tell us that you added cat poop! We can’t eat these cookies!”

“Why not? The amount of cat poop is very small compared to the rest of the ingredients. It won’t hurt you. It’s been cooked right along with the other ingredients. You won’t even taste it. It has the same consistency as the cookies. Go ahead and eat!”

“No, Dad … Never!”

“And that is the same reason I won’t allow you to go watch movies. You won’t tolerate a little cat poop in your cookies, so why should you tolerate a little immorality in your movies?

Dear Readers, please give a fitting moral to the story!!

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24 Responses to Do You Want To Watch Movies?

  1. milind tank June 29, 2014 at 10:07 PM #

    even a tiny amount of poison is sufficient to end the life.

  2. PRAKASH H S May 17, 2014 at 4:31 PM #

    Good comparision to make younger generation to understand what is good&bad

  3. Mubarek.alamin January 16, 2013 at 11:28 PM #

    Very Dis-orientated Movies are only spoused to make you think on your own believe, of Reality and Cat poop. do one wants to grow cat poop moral or do you want to indulge into what is movie sensation or reality of Movie show that befits you. only you can deiced of what fits in your frame of life action! in between evil and good.

  4. houria January 16, 2013 at 2:33 PM #

    it’s good moral lesson
    we need to learn more and more

  5. shumayal January 15, 2013 at 6:09 PM #

    Beautiful beautiful !

  6. Khalid Mustafa Qanah January 14, 2013 at 1:02 AM #

    This is the true Islamic mind, it’s concentrated on Men & Women sexual organs and sexuality of both Genders, They create long stories to justify their sick minds, and to convince the rest of the world of their correctness, this is a warning of their future and un tolerable control if they succeed to climb on to power, the hell with the Islamic brother hood backwardness, enemies of civilization and progress.

  7. sk ashif January 12, 2013 at 10:53 AM #

    wow!

  8. j shehabi January 12, 2013 at 9:51 AM #

    Yes, Islam teaches us that if a big quantity of a liquid leads to drunkenness, a drop of it is not allowed.
    Also getting exposed to obscenity at any age will develop into a habit that will be difficult to detach from it.

  9. Mike January 12, 2013 at 2:29 AM #

    Love you sara.

  10. sharif123 January 11, 2013 at 7:09 PM #

    What would happen, if the chidren started eating without making futher request to dad?

    • Syed Yousuf December 8, 2013 at 12:45 PM #

      The same result that who happen if they ignored their father’s advise and proceeded with watching the movie.

  11. wahab adegoke January 11, 2013 at 6:44 PM #

    I like the daddy’s way of convincing the children

  12. Muslim January 11, 2013 at 5:32 PM #

    A muslim is not allowed to watch the movies or dramas! even if it does not contain those kissing and nude scenes. Ask any scholar! Please muslims stop watching all these non-sense and prepare for your grave.

    • Real Muslim January 12, 2013 at 5:32 PM #

      Hello dear,
      what do u mean by all Muslims not to watch movies and dramas, you are too extremest … Islam allow us to discover and learn, watching movies and dramas will teach us the what is good and what is bad. it shares the experiences and history, why we should not learn from it. nude scene is part of life fact. simply do not allow under 18 children to watch … as the man did in this story. please do not disrepute Islam for all people in the world. Do not show Islam as the most difficult religion in the world. stop being extremest. Islam is the most beautiful religion, very soft and very kind and very true … I don’t accept today’s scholars word. Only what Quran says I accept that is it.
      Allah is Great

      • Habeebi January 12, 2013 at 6:22 PM #

        Don’t mention again you are a real muslim… what you know about scholars… you are giving an excuse to do fealthy things… May Allah Guide you – Aameen.

      • Syed Yousuf December 8, 2013 at 12:54 PM #

        Thanks for your committment to follow the Quranic teachings. Let’s analyze what the Quran says regarding the subject:

        O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. screen themselves completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way). That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allâh is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Quran 33:59)

        And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts) and not to show off their adornment except only that which is apparent (like both eyes for necessity to see the way, or outer palms of hands or one eye or dress like veil, gloves, head-cover, apron, etc.), and to draw their veils all over Juyûbihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms) and not to reveal their adornment except to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husband’s fathers, or their sons, or their husband’s sons, or their brothers or their brother’s sons, or their sister’s sons, or their (Muslim) women (i.e. their sisters in Islâm), or the (female) slaves whom their right hands possess, or old male servants who lack vigour, or small children who have no sense of feminine sex. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And all of you beg Allâh to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful. (Quran 24:31)

        Narrated ‘Âishah??? ???? ????: ‘May Allâh bestow His Mercy on the early emigrant women. When Allâh revealed: “And to draw their veils all over Juyûbihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks, and bosoms)” – they tore their Murût (a woollen dress, or a waist-binding cloth or an apron, etc.) and covered their heads and faces with those torn Murût’

        Narrated Safiyyah bint Shaibah: ‘Âishah used to say: ‘When the Verse: “And to draw their veils all over Juyûbihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks, and bosoms)” (V.24:31) was revealed, (the ladies) cut their waist sheets at the edges and covered their heads and faces with those cut pieces of cloth.’ (Sahih Al Bukhari, Vol.6, Hadith No.282).

        May Almighty Allah guide us all to the right path and give us the courage to accept the Truth and reject the Falsehood. Ameen.

  13. Abmalik January 11, 2013 at 5:21 PM #

    A very important moral lessons taught with the simplest of examples. A great number of us always get carried away with the belief that, a little obscene amount in a whole lot won’t make so much difference, well it does as illustrated in the example above. If we are able to demonstrate this vital lesson to our siblings, kids, friends and family, we may be able to change their perceptions of watching immoral and uneducating features that attack us in different forms today.

    Thanks for such lesson-packed stories!

    • Ali - Admin January 13, 2013 at 6:23 PM #

      Welcome Abmalik. And share it with your family/friends and let them benefit as well.

    • Syed Yousuf December 8, 2013 at 1:03 PM #

      Yes, exactly, but also its not just limited to the movie watching. The concept can be true in each and every aspect of our life. For example now a days we see often people speaking or teaching or writing books on Islam which contain a mixture of authentic and non-authentic stuff so the same rule applies although the authentic stuff may be maximum but even a minute percent of authentic stuff especially related to the creed (belief) then it is disastrous.

  14. Rouba January 11, 2013 at 5:19 PM #

    I like your stories they are meaningful .

  15. yahya January 11, 2013 at 5:09 PM #

    A great moral lesson that needs to be learned by everybody not only youth. Thanx sara.

  16. Xyz January 11, 2013 at 12:35 PM #

    I have read this many times before and I enjoyed reading it once more today .i live this story. It has a very great moral and a lesson to b remembered always!!! Thanks Sara 🙂

    • Rashid Malik January 12, 2013 at 12:52 AM #

      Dear Sara thanks for sending such stories which guide is in day to day life.

      • Salam January 14, 2013 at 10:09 AM #

        It’s just a story on morality. But I think, that example will not prevent most of the teenagers from going for watching movie. They will watch without taking permission to meet their curiosity. that is the demand of age.

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