March 31, 2009
Somebody took the time to make a bunch of short movies out of some of the infamous Jack Chick tracts. Here’s one of it, from the tract “Bewitched” (plot: teenage girl dabbles in drugs and the occult, but gets saved thanks to her relentlessly praying Grandmother). Seeing Chick’s stories in film doesn’t improve his crudely sketched turn-or-burn-theology and offrange exegesis.
Still, I couldn’t help but be deeply touched by the conversion experience that was so awkwardly shown in the movie. If the cheesy portrayal of this miracle of salvation has the power to move a Christian skeptic as me the way it just did, I can only stand amazed and wonder what deep joy God must feel when he can call home what is his.
Isn’t it amazing that God might just be able to do incredible stuff through a person with a frightening theology and a lot of love for Jesus?
Peace out for today, here’s the link:
April 26, 2008
Ok, the idiocy of Christian fundamentalism strikes again. This Ben Stein fellow (whoever he is, I have no clue) made a propaganda film documentary about how scientists who believe in intelligent design are “expelled” from the world of science. Apparently the movie is crap, the producer of the movie did a great disservice to any thinking Christian scientist and he even managed to come across as a hypocrite for his own alleged “freedom of speech” agenda by having a biologist who was featured in the movie expelled from the premiere… On top of that the blog-o-sphere has a new reason to (rightfully) poke fun at fundamentalists.
February 6, 2008
I just watched a documentary called “Jesus Camp”. I watched the trailer a while ago and was frankly disgusted, but I never got around to watch the whole thing until I was reminded of the movie by a radio interview on our campus radio station.
The movie shows how children are indoctrinated with radical “christian” theology (if you can call it that way, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of logos in what they preach, it’s basically a idolatrous mix of religiously justified hatred against democratic, humanist society and aa ultra-conservative political agenda). The whole thing reminded me of the hell sermon in A Portrait of an Artist.
I might have to watch the whole thing again to give a more differentiated comment and some of the impression might be due to the editing of the movie, but it seems like the producers painted a pretty accurate picture of what these Christians believe in (they even had Ted Haggard preaching on homosexuality).
I’d advise anyone to watch the movie themselves anyway and keep in mind a few things whilst watching.
- Keep watch! Be careful that you are not fooled. Many will come in my name. They will claim, ‘I am he!’ And they will say, ‘The time is near!’ Do not follow them. (Luke 21.8)
- The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions (Gal 5, 19 – 20)
- But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Gal 5, 22-23)
Peace out for tonight and here’s the link to the trailer and the first part of the movie. I’ma go & watch the Simpsons!