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IndianaEnoch

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I went through a Christian school, learned all about God, and became an atheist. One is not Christian by pedigree.

As I said I have not seen the movie but saw a trailer on MTV. Frome what I saw it appeared that the Christian girl is protrayed as confused about her faith and homophobic. The Homosexuial was protrayed as in control and well reasoned. I the end she is persauded that He is right.

For those of you who have seen the movie, is what I saw in the trailer accurate?
 
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Arnold Philips

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Texas Lynn said:
I've never seen anyone criticize Red Skelton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Patricia Heaton, John Glenn, or Reba McEntire for being Christians, because they are not known to behave badly and attribute it to their faith.
Reba is a Quaker, I think. Just FYI....
 
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IndianaEnoch

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I think a better example would be Billy Grahm.

Still, from th etrailer I saw and reveiws I have read, the christianis shwon as narrow minded, confused, out of control, intollerant, homophobic, and not intellegent, where as the homosexuial is just the oppsiite.

If acomedy was made today with main charcters that showed african americans as over sexed gangters that can dance well, or Jews as greedy rich men, would that be a comedy?

Again it seems that it is only Christians that it is PC to defame.
 
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Henry

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Quath said believe the writer for the movie mentioned that he went to a Christian school. He said he wrote it in a Christian school setting because people told him 'write what you know about.'"

So, going to a Christian School does make him a Christian, and certainly it does make this stuff any less streotypical.

IndianaEnoch

Good point, if a movie was made that mocked any other group the way they mock Christians it would be called a hate film and attacked, for that matter the Passion of the Christ was attacked as a hate film.

They just hate God and that is what the bible says, isn't it.
 
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cubedbee

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IndianaEnoch said:
I think a better example would be Billy Grahm.

Still, from th etrailer I saw and reveiws I have read, the christianis shwon as narrow minded, confused, out of control, intollerant, homophobic, and not intellegent, where as the homosexuial is just the oppsiite.

If acomedy was made today with main charcters that showed african americans as over sexed gangters that can dance well, or Jews as greedy rich men, would that be a comedy?

Again it seems that it is only Christians that it is PC to defame.
Comedies with black stereotypes: I'm Gonna Get You Sucka, Undercover Brother

Comedy with Jewish stereotypes: Hebrew Hammer

It is acceptable to make fun of absolutely anyone through satire or parody. Christians just seem to be the most thin-skinned about it.
 
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HeyitsAlex

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Definately worth the wait to see this one (it was sold out the first two times.) I really don't think that this movie can be called Anti-Christian. It was a satire, lets not be too uptight... and definately don't judge it till you see it
 
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Kalypso

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to be fair, i think a lot of the reviews you are reading aren't entirely accurate. Hilary Faye is not someone just going through the motions. She is totally on fire and incorporates Jesus into every aspect of her life. But as all people do at times, she has her own struggles as well. But she realizes that by the end of the movie.

The homosexual character isn't really in it that much at all. He is mainly just in there to get the character played by Jena Malone pregnant (she believes it will help cure him of his sin if she sleeps with him- but she was very very ignorant on the subject of sex and all that- and the film even shows that was a stupid decision for her to make).

The skateboarder shows that Christians are "cool" and do the same things other people do too, that you can incorporate Christ into everything you do, and not just what you do in the church's yard.

The character in the wheelchair shows a lot about not being dependant upon other people, but learning to achieve goals and grow as an individual. He's a great character to show that Christians and nonChristians can be friends and share things with each other.

The Jewish girl is there to show that sometimes, we get caught up in the numbers game and try to convert everyone around us but don't always come off the best way. I think its an important thing for us to address, because I know that I have seen this happen and done it myself. Sometimes we just want everyone to share in the joy that is Christ and forget that the same method doesnt work with everyone. With her character's development you also see that people who act out are usually people coming from a place of struggles and need help- that our condmening them isn't offering the support that so many of their poor souls need.

The pregnant girl really is the main character of the film. And the most real to some. She goes through something bad and doubts her faith for a bit, but realizes that God is there with her all along.

The film is a satire, and does use stereotypes- but honestly- what film doesnt? Comedy is a great way to get the word out to the masses. It might not be as biblically based a film as The Passions was, but its still a tool that people can use. We can discuss what parts of the film were true to Christianity and correct where the stereotypes stray from the path. But it is in no way antiChristian. Its basically sharing the message of "he without sin cast the first stone" kinda deal.
 

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