Thursday, March 18, 2010

Avatar: The Work of the Devil

Face facts, Christianity is choc full of nutters. The this guy's three and a half minute rant against the evils of the film Avatar:



What. The. Fuck. Frib-shiterty. It's such an incoherent mishmash of 12th Century ideas wrapped in biblical fuckwittery - delivered via a 21st Century medium. What a massive twat. Apparently feeling connected to nature is a bad thing and he has 2 home cinemas so he must know what he is talking about. The very cool visual effects in Avatar, which I thought stemmed from the lead visual effects company was Weta Digital in Wellington, New Zealand. Turns out it was actually done by Satan. Man, that Satan, he has all the cool shit.

The whole talk is about the devils in your shoe-box and the demons living in trees and that your own skin in rebelling against you. The whole thing says to me: Welcome back to the dark ages of Christ.

Christ, what a prick.

53 comments:

Anonymous said...

Reverend John Stott ("Basic Christianity") has said: "The great tragedy in
the church today is that evangelicals are biblical but not contemporary,
while liberals are contemporary but not biblical. We need faithfulness to
the ancient word and sensitivity to the modern world."

Alot of commentators have said the Na'vi (in the film Avatar) are
pantheists. But if definitions mean anything, the Na'vi have more in
common with _panenthiests_, since pantheists don't believe in a personal
or creator God. The Na'vi do: Eywa, who can answer prayer (I don't think
it coincidence the name Eywa sounds alot like Yahweh, the Hebrew name for
God.)

That said, there will always be Christians who seem to think any Christ
figure in a movie (whether intended by the writers or not) automatically
means it must be a "false Christ". There have been Christ figures in
movies for years [Luke in "Cool Hand Luke", Starman, Obi-Wan Kenobi, The
Omega Man, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Aslan, Harry Potter, etc.] and
Avatar is just the latest. That Christians such as Mark Driscoll, Bob
Larson, and Joe Schimmel [see links to their articles below] believe
Avatar presents a "false Christ/false Jesus" is laughable, and a little
sad. They miss the point entirely. Maybe they should rip Acts 17 out of
their Bibles, where Paul quotes pagan poets to the men of Athens; Paul
quotes them to establish a point of reference, then uses that to present
the gospel.

http://trueslant.com/daviddisalvo/2009/12/21/a-reply-to-ross-douthats-preoccupation-with-pantheism/

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/article_print.html?id=86951

Box Office Pantheism
Critiques of Avatar's spirituality should be winsome—and prophetic. A
Christianity Today editorial | posted 3/05/2010 09:57AM

BIBLICAL ANALYSIS OF THE MOVIE “AVATAR”
by Bob Larson
http://www.boblarson.org/avatar.html

Avatar and the Coming One World Religion
By: Joe Schimmel
http://www.goodfight.org/a_v_avatar_one_world_religion.html
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
But here’s a sermon on Avatar that takes a much different approach. Rather
than view Jake Sully as a "false Christ", pastor Albert Chu views Sully as
a Christ figure. Big difference!

The Theology of AVATAR (March 7, 2010)
Sermon: Pastor Albert Chu
http://www.thetapestry.ca/tappodcasts/oscar_sunday_the_theology_of_avatar_mar_7_2010

In Defense of AVATAR: Or Why Mark Driscoll Just Doesn't Get It
February 26, 2010
http://www.poptheology.com/2010/02/in-defense-of-avatar/

http://blog.christianitytoday.com/women/2010/01/avatars_dr_grace_augustine_are.html

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/march-5-2010/watching-the-oscars/5841/

http://www.spiritual-politics.org/2009/12/avatars_christian_theme.html

Avatar's Christian theme
By Mark Silk on December 25, 2009

Avatar
More Spiritual Than You'd Think
You Can't See Nothing If You Close Your Eyes
by Mike Furches
http://live.hollywoodjesus.com/?p=4875

http://live.hollywoodjesus.com/?p=4874
Avatar
A Must-See Cinematic Spectacle
Our Spiritual Desire On Display
Yo | 12/21/09

The True Avatar
by Lane Palmer
http://www.youthministry.com/?q=node/24790

http://jesusindisney.blogspot.com/2009/12/wake-up-its-grace.html
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Wake Up - It's Grace

Avatar discussion guide
http://www.damaris.org/content/culturewatchguides/452

http://www.spectrummagazine.org/blog/2010/02/04/sermon_series_colonizing_disaster_avatar_haiti_vodou_and_you

13 February 2010
Sabbath Sermon: COLONIZING DISASTER: Avatar, Haiti, Vodou, and You

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