"...I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me..." [Deuteronomy 5:8-10]

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

A reply to darkstar218 regarding "Saved!"

The reviews I've read from Christians who've seen the movie have been largely positive. So, if it was meant to be "an outright attack on Christianity" as darkstar218 claims, it seems to have been unsuccessful.

A 'hate crime' is one motivated by hate - usually of a person's ethnicity or beliefs to be sure... But if this movie was an inspiration to 'hate crime', then where are the stories of Christians being attacked for their beliefs by people having seen 'Saved!'?

As for 'The Passion Of Christ', it had mixed reviews, but was received fairly positively from an artistic point of view. There was no more than a tiny but vocal minority saying that he shouldn't have made it - and there's no evidence that it actually has inspired ill-will towards Jews.

I haven't seen 'Saved!' either, but if it does end with redemption and strengthened faith, is that not a positive thing? (I also think that the reference to 'Divine Comedy' refers to Dante, rather than meaning to imply inspired by God, but I could be wrong ;>)

What astounds me is that people are prepared to condemn a comedy movie, and actors for appearing in it, without having seen the thing.


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