Author Topic: Christian Films  (Read 602 times)

Re: Christian Films
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2018, 08:53:20 PM »
I would pay good money to watch the real story.  The one with cheating and lying.  The Life of Brian prequel.
That's just it.  There is no real story.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Offline Hydra009

Re: Christian Films
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2018, 10:10:44 PM »
That's just it.  There is no real story.
I meant the "virgin" Mary story.  The "I got knocked up but I never had sex" story.  I get the Marys confused sometimes.

Re: Christian Films
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2018, 11:34:59 PM »
I meant the "virgin" Mary story.  The "I got knocked up but I never had sex" story.  I get the Marys confused sometimes.
:)
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Re: Christian Films
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2018, 11:43:19 PM »
Was walking into town yesterday past the upcoming film posters they have up at the bus station, and had to do a double take at this.



I groaned and moved on.

How do they make a movie about a woman who watches Jesus die? She doesn't do much in the Bible.
"Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
--Fulke Greville

Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: Christian Films
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2018, 01:14:17 AM »
I've been eating dinner lately at the local gospel mission, where we usually have to listen to an hour of God talk in order to eat dinner. And sometimes they show the first half or so (all there's time for) of a Christian movie. Recently they showed the movie God's not Dead. The film went out of it's way to show any and every atheist to be total assholes. I was glad we only had to watch an hour of it, and missed the ending, where the professor finally came to Jesus.
Most cities now have missions and free meals where the obligatory prayer session isn't required. My few years of homeless sheltering got me into the habit of letting them know that under no circumstances were they going to get away with shoveling religion on me while Uncle Sugar was footing the bill. You might be surprised how fast they'll back down when confronted with the concept of being challenged by separation of church and state.. I won every time.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Christian Films
« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2018, 07:15:16 AM »
That's just it.  There is no real story.

So, you never watched fictional movies?
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Re: Christian Films
« Reply #36 on: February 12, 2018, 07:46:09 AM »
Next movie "Joseph: How gullible was I?"
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Offline trdsf

Re: Christian Films
« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2018, 11:18:57 AM »
Interestingly, over the weekend I went and saw Raiders of the Lost Ark in the theater—and the first time I've seen it since discarding religion once and for all.

At its core, it unquestioningly puts the Ark forth as a powerful and functional religious object, but it doesn't really treat it with any more reverence or awe than any other major archeological find.  It's just a magic box you mumble over; if it assumes any religion, it goes no further than Judaism, and doesn't bother pushing the point.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Christian Films
« Reply #38 on: February 12, 2018, 12:58:55 PM »
Interestingly, over the weekend I went and saw Raiders of the Lost Ark in the theater—and the first time I've seen it since discarding religion once and for all.

At its core, it unquestioningly puts the Ark forth as a powerful and functional religious object, but it doesn't really treat it with any more reverence or awe than any other major archeological find.  It's just a magic box you mumble over; if it assumes any religion, it goes no further than Judaism, and doesn't bother pushing the point.

And it kills Nazis!
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Re: Christian Films
« Reply #39 on: February 12, 2018, 01:12:02 PM »
How do they make a movie about a woman who watches Jesus die? She doesn't do much in the Bible.
According to gospel Mark, she was the first person to see the risen Jesus. That's quite a distinction.
God Not Found
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Stephen Hawking

Re: Christian Films
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2018, 05:14:21 PM »
According to gospel Mark, she was the first person to see the risen Jesus. That's quite a distinction.

That's not much to go on. They're going to have to take a lot of creative liberties.
"Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
--Fulke Greville

Re: Christian Films
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2018, 05:25:53 PM »
Creative liberties is what I call pious lies. They don't seem to mind that al all.
God Not Found
"I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”
Stephen Hawking

Re: Christian Films
« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2018, 05:55:31 PM »
Creative liberties or pious lies--good labels each one.  The poster child of what the religious do to push their brand is what Weems did with George Washington.  He created a false story of Washington chopping down a cherry tree and not lying about it to his father to use as an illustration of what an honest person should do--don't lie.  So, that creating a lie to teach one not to lie.  And the religious do that sort of crap all the time; for them any means to the end is what they do.  Pious lying.  I like that.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Offline Baruch

Re: Christian Films
« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2018, 07:09:27 PM »
According to gospel Mark, she was the first person to see the risen Jesus. That's quite a distinction.

Depends on what "risen" means ... haha.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Christian Films
« Reply #44 on: February 12, 2018, 07:10:37 PM »
That's not much to go on. They're going to have to take a lot of creative liberties.

Hollywood doing that well since WW II.  You think the Allies won the war?  Bwahha.

Mike CL: But you believe all the rest of the Propaganda about George and Abe, right?  You have been Weemed.
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