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 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.