Thursday, February 07, 2008

Christianity Today: The 10 Most Redeeming Films of 2007

From the evangelical Christian magazine, a list of films with uplifting messages, sometimes explicitly Christian, but always consistent with a Christian value system.
  1. Into Great Silence
  2. Lars and the Real Girl
  3. Juno
  4. Amazing Grace
  5. Bella
  6. Into the Wild
  7. The Kite Runner
  8. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  9. Ratatouille
  10. Freedom Writers
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5 Comments:

Anonymous Evan said...

Juno - Pre-marital sex and having a baby out of wedlock?

Lars and the Real Girl - A guy dates a sex doll he ordered online. (Isn't that the one of those proverbial end-results of same-sex marriage we always hear about? You know, man and man, man and turtle, man and sex doll?)

Uplifting, sure. But consistent with a Christian value system??

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Poppy said...

In regards to Juno being on there--so pre-marital sex is pro-christian? I had no idea! Guess I'm not going to hell!

8:58 PM  
Blogger Christine B said...

Lars and Poppy-

Of course pre-marital sex isn't celebrated in Christianity. However, once it occurs, to marginalize and condemn a pregnant girl/woman, rather than offer her love and support, just encourages her to have an abortion. Speaking as a Catholic, I would hope non-Catholics and non-Christians see the value of pro-life beliefs.



http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2008/february/10.35.html?start=1

8:35 AM  
Anonymous Poppy said...

Ya know, I am politically pro-choice, but yes, I can see the value in being *personally* pro-life. I mean, most people living...like life. But to systematically impose an outside law governing an individual's body, number one, just isn't going to work (remember the days of back alley abortions? Plus, one can herbally induce an abortion these days, so sorry a law just isn't gonna cut it--only make more problems--think of prohibition...etc etc) and number two, it is just morally corrupt. I value an individual's autonomy and right to choose and as a human being, I hope others would too. Choice is what allows you to be personally "pro-life" and carry your pregnancy to term, so Christine maybe you could see the value of pro-choice beliefs as well.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Poppy:

The moment to respect an individual's autonomy comes before getting pregnant.

Have you *seen* what abortion details (especially PBA)? How is that "morally just"? How is murder ever morally just? Then where does it stop? Should a mother have a right to kill her newborn if she decides he's too much of a burden? What about a toddler? A child? A teen?

The child is still part of the mother by virtue of DNA, and is the responsibility of the mother. Up until about age 8 or so, a child is fully dependent on his parents for supervision and care, so I guess it would morally unjust to prevent them from killing a four-year-old. It's only establishing their autonomy, after all.

Here's a hint: Murder is never "morally justified."

9:23 PM  

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