God is now the bad guy?

A surefire way to put your finger on the pulse of western culture is to look at Hollywood. Movie-mongers make films that the masses are compelled to watch, and at the same time make films to influence the masses... and what we influence, we change.

CGI, action scenes and witty dialogue only goes so far. When we boil it down, it's the story that captivates, is remembered, has influence.

With that in mind let me tell you about one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2010.

Legion.

Legion in a nutshell:

CGI drenched action/horror flick where God is the bad guy, and sends his angels to destroy mankind. Meanwhile, a rebellious fallen angel decides to fight against God on behalf of mankind, and I guess saves the day.

I don't know about you, but this disturbs me.

Hollywood has the audacity to cast God as evil, and a rebellious angel (remind you of anyone?) as good...

Have we forgotten that God loves mankind so much that He sacrificed His Son for us? (John 3:16)

... or that He desperately wants all mankind to be saved? (2 Peter 3:9)

... or that Jesus came to give us life to the full, while Satan wants to destroy us? (John 10:10)

Maybe we have forgotten.

7 comments:

Rachel Kate said...

great post. part of the plan to 'blind the eyes' of this world I suppose... but yeah, pretty sick and twisted too

Argel Mendoza said...

disturbing, indeed...

Jon said...

Interesting that the people who make these movies and the people who watch them are apart of the very same culture that argue so inordinately that they do not believe in anything relating to the gospel, or, even more ironically, just how foolish it is.

Neen said...

yeah it reminds me of that scripture that talks about how in the last days good will be made to look evil and evil will be made to look good. how twisted is this movie?

PaisleyJade said...

Yep - very sad.

Argel Mendoza said...

i read the newly published plot and it says the angel is trying to save a group of people where one of those is pregnant, as he believe, with Christ in his second coming...

Burton said...

Hi Argel! Thanks for the comments -One thing for sure is IMO this movie won't contain anything close to the accurate Christian message. I'll write a follow up post to this soon. GBU