Saturday, May 20, 2006

Another Blasphemous Movie -- What of It?

A lot of people are losing sleep over a movie again. I'm not and here's why. When I was a young teenager there was another movie made to belittle the Christians and their beliefs and that movie was Jesus Christ Superstar. This movie also strongly suggested that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were sexually intimate, in fact it all but wrote it in big bold letters. If you recall, the movie asked a question, (Who was Jesus?) but made no attempt to answer it. People saw the movie and left thinking about the question.

The results? In my early teens the "Jesus Movement" happened and millions became Christians, seemingly overnight. A lot of them blossomed and wilted quickly, but many of them remain Christians to this day. I do not believe that it was a coincidence that the "Jesus Movement" happened shortly after Jesus Christ Superstar was released. The people who saw the movie started asking questions and looking for the answer and many found it.

As CS Lewis had the demon Screwtape saying in The Screwtape Letters (and keep in mind that the speaker is a demon and the "Enemy" is God.):

The trouble about arguement is that it moves the whole struggle on to the Enemy's own ground. He can argue too; whereas in really practical propoganda of the kind I am suggesting He has been shown for centuries to be greatly inferior to Our Father Below. By the very act of arguing, you awaken the patient's reason; and once it is awake, who can forsee the results?

The DaVinci code is nonsense but non-Christians will see it and will start to ask questions: Is the Bible true? Was Jesus really the Son of God? Once reason is awakened some will seek and find the truth. I don't think that a whole lot of people will be lost by this movie who aren't going to be lost anyway.

I am not happy about the movie but neither am I sweating bullets that people are going to believe it. If you believe it you will believe anything.


Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Very well said--I totally agree!!!!

11:58 PM  

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