Bad Company

More from James Ussher’s A Body Of Divinity: Being the Sum and Substance of the Christian Religion (not a blanket-endorsement of James Ussher):

“‘What say you here to Interludes and Stage-plays?’

They offend against many branches of this commandment together, both in the abuse of apparel, tongue, eyes, countenance, gestures, and all parts almost of the body. For besides the wantonness therein used, both in attire, speech, and action (the man putteth on the apparel of the woman which is forbidden, as a thing abominable — Deuteronomy 22:5), much filthiness is presented to the beholders and foolish talking and jesting, which are not convenient. Lastly, fornication and all uncleanness (which ought not to be once named amongst Christians) is made a spectacle of joy and laughter (Ephesians 5:3-4). Therefore they that go to see such sights, and hear such words, show their neglect of Christian duty and carelessness in sinning, when as they willingly commit themselves into the snare of the Devil (1 Corinthians 15:33).”