Fact: “Moderns find it hard to reconcile the positive aspects of Roman civilization with the gladiators, the wild beasts, and the savage executions. They were not however a mere aberration. They were fundamental to the culture and to the social system.”
Opinion: “There is nothing more harmful to one’s character than attendance at some spectacle, because vices more easily creep into your soul while you are being entertained. When I return from some spectacle, I am greedier, more aggressive, and more addicted to pleasurable sensations; I am more cruel and inhumane - all because I have been with other humans!”
Conclusion: “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also, said Christ, and the converse is also true: by how a society invests its resources you can tell where its real priorities are” ( in Roman times, it was the amphitheater).
WHAT IS IT TODAY?