~ UPDATE: Matt Walsh– “As a movie? It’s a pile of garbage. As a Biblical adaptation? It’s a blatant mockery…. You can hate this film without watching it, for the same reason that you can assume Citizen Kane is slightly superior to Need For Speed, without having seen either of them.”
~ HAVEN’T SEEN IT.. not going to see it; don’t want to see it; have other things I’d rather do than see it.
Some have called it “The Babylonian Chainsaw Massacre”;
So why don’t I want to see it?
(1) There’s no need for me to see more Hollywood Bible-kinda money-grubbing. FAIL.
(2) There’s no need for me to get my temper up about such crap.
“And I ask you, could anything make Satan happier than something that leads people to believe they are saved when they are not?…. Let me put it this way: According to Aronofsky’s mesmerizing multi-million dollar masterwork, God will later hand Moses only One Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Harm Mother Earth Beyond What Is Absolutely Necessary to Live In a Tent as a Vegetarian.“
Ri-i-ight. All the truth and wisdom and goodness and holiness and God-givenness of all of tragic humanity & creation & civilization, and curiously enough it ALL boils down to exactly the same old 2014 megaphone-message of fraudulent eco-enviro-capitalo-progresso-fascism? Why. What. A. Surprise?
And finally… well.. my addled soul and brain already has Indiana Jones-style endless warehouses of rubbish, nonsense, and garbage media. If I want edification about the Bible, I will read it, or watch sensible movies about the faith, the Scripture, the saints, or our Lord. The horrid temptation of “What if I miss out on something?” is a temptation, a despair, a sinful form of prurience and rubber-necking curiousitas tending to besmirchment and distraction, neither of which I need more of, nor do most people out there.
Things Are Looking Up
As a sinner who has been fully immersed for most of his life in the sewer-flow and toxic waste and radiation and heavy-handed messaging & propaganda of modern culture, I insist that sometimes it is better for the soul to take a break, and remember to look upwards (Philippians 4:8):
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Look upwards: or else you might miss something eternally relevant, saving, glorious, and important.
P.S. Just in case you think I’m somehow opposed to Christians & Jews seeing such fillums so they can defend the faith, I’m not. This is just a plea for us not to wallow in EVERYTHING out there using such reasons, if the net effect is to render us bitter, worldly, jaded, and intellectually and morally identical to the swamp-culture. We are to be IN the world, but not OF the world; like a boat is supposed to be IN the water, but not FULL of water.