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  1. G33

    G33 Frisky! CLM Millennium Member

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    F. 451 meets Jeremiah.
    OK film.
    Good character actors.
    Not worth more than DVD price at $14.


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    Action film or did it contain some legitimate Biblical prophesy? Just curious...
     
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    Slow action.
    No prophecy to speak of...
    Really about saving books for future.
     
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    I guess I read more into it. Since I see most Bible prophecy for what it is. Words. Nothing more and nothing less.

    I thought the movie was an indictment on people who use the Bible for power and for their own selfish needs, wants and desires (read that as most religious people, not you lovely GT'ers of course, but most of the rest).

    It was about the personal relationship with God and realizing that doing for others is where it is at. Not "preaching" the word or anything like that.

    It solidified my own childish beliefs and made me look on most religious people with more disdain. There is only one Bible saying that is worth keeping in your head. "The Kingdom of God is withing you". The rest of it is all show for fake people trying to put themselves on a pedestal.

    The more I think about the movie, the more I like it. Really a good one if you find something in it-Which I did. It touched me, nothing more and nothing less. Most people do not like it and I understand. I will own it.
     
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    Someone else said it was like the second edition of Moses.
    That would be OK for me.
    I try not to read too much in.


    Simply, this film is the classic hero's quest.
    Hero, not necessarily willing, must take a talisman to a distant land.
    Many adventures and some friendships may accrue.
    Good vs evil may play in.
    Or just hardships of testing our hero figure.
    It is about the effort and journey.

    IMHO
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    "It solidified my own childish beliefs and made me look on most religious people with more disdain. There is only one Bible saying that is worth keeping in your head. "The Kingdom of God is withing you". The rest of it is all show for fake people trying to put themselves on a pedestal."

    I really appreciate your input and your opinion. I am curious about a couple of things that you said, however. If a fictional movie solidified your childish beliefs, are they still childish and worth believing? And if you have identified one "Bible saying" worth keeping, how did you determine that all the rest were not worthy of remembering? My thought is that the movie sounds more like pure entertainment and is not worthy of using as a tool of debate. Just wondering if I'm missing something in your post. No doubt that some people do use the Bible for their misguided purposes, but does that negate the Bible as a source of inspiration and introspection? Yet, if you came away with even one verse that you will hang on to, maybe it isn't all simply entertainment after all. Thanks for your insight and response! :wavey:
     
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    A gun can be used for good or evil.
    Same for a book, idea, etc.
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    I call my own beliefs childish, because that is when they were formed. I started to go to church on my own (as in no parental involvement) when I was about 9. I decided (being a voracious reader) that I would read the entire Bible. It took me over a year, its not an easy book to read. I did not understand most of it, and still do not.

    The distortions that I see people make in the name of God and the Bible are sickening to me. My belief is childish. I need nothing more than to hold my belief in my heart, and I trust that it is between me and God. I do not believe in the same God as you, I think Church is a only good for a community spirit if you get one from it, but have seen to many people be political and snippy about church goings on. I do not like to be there. Although I do enjoy the aesthetics of Churches. I question most everything in the Bible, as in I do not believe it happened and I do not believe it is the word of God.

    The reason why that verse sticks out for me is that is says everything you need to know. The kingdom (whatever that may be) of God (who ever that is) is within you. Simple for me, and to be honest with you I never try to explain it to anyone or actually cognitively try to figure it out for myself. I do not need or want to.

    The movie touched me in a weird way that I cannot explain. I did not cry, I did not ponder for very long, it just hinted at something in me. I apologize but I am not a very wordy person who can explain my feelings too well. I hope you can find a little glimpse into how I feel.

    Take care.
     
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    On a scale of 1 to 10 I would give it a 7.5.

    It was unusual in that it acknowledged the existence of God in contrast to the usual atheist / pagan / homosexual ideology that typifies most Hollywood crap.

    IMHO, of course.

    ML
     
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    It must have had some degree of appeal to the G. :supergrin:
    After all, it caused her to write complete paragraphs.:whistling::wavey:
     
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    That was my first thought as well, "Wow, G sure is talkative tonight" :supergrin::wavey:
     
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    Could also be a contributing factor.:supergrin:
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    Just saw the movie. Was more interested in the girl I was seeing it with than the movie so I was a bit distracted but I liked it.
     
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    Kind of like the old story callled "Farnham's Freehold"
     
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    You might watch Castle TV.
    For the dress party he wears his browncoat.
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    I just read something yesterday that is widely applicable (Fernando Pessoa's Book of Disquiet):

    Whether the Gods exist or not, we are slaves to them.
     
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