The book of Proverbs cautions against envying the violent. But we live in a society that glorifies violence, that sees it as entertaining even. It is hard not to follow in their ways.
It is easy to sit in judgment on cultures like that of the Romans, saying that they were barbaric in their gladiator games and other forms of public violence. Yet, if we look at what we consume for entertainment – there is little difference in our two cultures.