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11 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Oscars Lose Luster in ... · 0 replies · +1 points

South Park effectively showed that in our culture, the word 'Fag' is used by many to insult Harley riders, not homosexuals - see the episode 'The F Word.' from Season 13 Hollywood is either A) 2-years behind the pop culture curve, or B) should be admonished for disliking the Harley-Davidson riding members of the motorcycle community.

11 years ago @ Big Hollywood - This Week on 'Glee': R... · 1 reply · +5 points

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - The Twisted Mirror Ima... · 6 replies · +41 points

The easiest reason for any Christian to vote Republican is to notice that the majority of those who hate or despise you - for being a Christian - all tend to vote Democrat.

Sure, there's a few much, much better reasons than that, but as a fan of Ockham's Razor, I'll voice the brutally simple and easiest to point out one.

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Kirk Cameron to Stephe... · 1 reply · +14 points

Not to pick a fight, but faith being "belief with no evidence" may be a modern definition, but it is not a Biblical definition.

Hebrews 11:1 states that "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the the conviction of things not seen."
Faith is trust. In a Christian context, faith is trust that God exists and that all of His promises made to His people through Christ Jesus are true. But this trust is founded based on what happened, not on what was said without any evidence of legitimacy.

Luke wrote explicitly that his gospel narrative contained eyewitness testimony of Christ, that the reader may know that his faith was reliable, and that all the miracles of Christ were authentic, factually happened, and were corroborated with many eyewitnesses.
" Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us, just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us, it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught." - Luke 1:1-4

And likewise in John's gospel, his eyewitness account was written so that the reader may believe -
"Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name." - John 20:30-31.

I think it's very important to emphasize that the Christian faith is not blind, but is built on the foundation of many eyewitnesses to God's power and actions over thousands of years, culminating with the multitude of witnesses of Jesus Christ's ministry, death, resurrection, and ascension.

True, we cannot see God sitting in the clouds or Christ walking down Elm Street, but we have the eyewitness testimonies of those who God interacted with, we have the creation we are a part of, and we have the faith in us which we recognize as a powerful, living thing which transforms and sustains us.

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Shame on America For C... · 2 replies · +19 points

I'm Christian. If the world-at-large or intelligentsia doesn't hate me based on what I preach, teach, and confess, than I'm doing it wrong. (ie, "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated Me first' - John 15:18)

Then again, they'd probably pull some outdated Post-Enlightenment crap about how bin Laden wasn't evil because 'evil' is a perception that doesn't really exist.

Don't get me wrong, I'm sad he's burning in hell, and even more sad of how many misguided Jihadists are going to wind up in hell trying to emulate him, but I just cannot be sad that he was killed. How weird it is that the world is a slightly-better place after someone is removed from it?

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Shame on America For C... · 0 replies · +17 points

Isn't them hating me yet another reason to cling to my religion and guns? Downside?

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Lady Gaga, Fearless Ar... · 1 reply · +51 points

Comparing Lady Gaga against the Sex Pistols in any capacity is just mean, but quite well deserved. Calling out her pretentious lameness made my morning, bravo sir.

As a lifelong Christian, I heard about "Judas" and couldn't give a crap enough to roll my eyes. If she thinks that she is shocking or Avant-garde, I kind of feel bad for her. Imagine what a shock the world might be if her plastic bubble bursts...

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - 'Sucker Punch' Review:... · 0 replies · +7 points

Zack Snyder has yet to let me down, and I will gladly see anything with his name attached until he betrays my confidence in his ability to keep me entertained.

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Supreme Court Wrong On... · 1 reply · +7 points

As a Christian I truly hate what the Westboro church does. They profane God's holy name by claiming to speak for Him, and they bring ill repute upon all American Christians; America and Christianity as a whole would be better off if these attention-whores never appeared in public at all. I tend to think about them in the terms of the Judge of all Earth doing right, and how their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.

That said, and as dirty as I feel "siding" with them, I'm okay with the court ruling. As an American, I get that even the pathetic hate-speech that only aims to offend is a First Amendment protected thing. I don't like the Westboro people any more than the Black Panthers, KKK, or CAIR, but they are protected. Conversely, anything the rest of America says against them is protected as well.

As a Christian, I especially am okay with the decision for the slippery slope reasoning; if their picketing was outlawed as a type of violence-seeking hate speech, what would stop a handful of anti-Christians from claiming that hearing Genesis 19 from the lectern or a sermon on Romans 1 from the pulpit was hurtful to them, hateful, and incited them to violence? The very idea of Washington judges and politicians deciding what Pastors and Priests cannot say in their churches is bone-chilling.

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Top 25 Greatest Christ... · 6 replies · +6 points

I actually hated 'Facing the Giants' but not for anti-Christian reasons; my issues with the movie stem from the message that by becoming Christian, all of your problems in life will be quickly and neatly solved -
The coach with a barren wife, clunker of a truck, and a losing football team "turns it all over to Christ" and in short order, the wife becomes pregnant, he's given a brand-new truck, and the team wins the State Championship.

The message isn't too far off the 'prosperity gospel' that you can hear coming from Joel Osteen's mouth - it just is slightly more Christian. It'd be a nice message if it was always true, but it's not.

Worldwide, most Christians are dirt poor, and in many locations they are persecuted to the point of death. This movie would make it seem like their poverty and persecution are due to a lack of faith. Show this movie to a Pakistani Christian whose wife is a sexually and physically abused house servant (because she's a Christian) and whose son was killed for distributing Bibles (because he's a Christian) and then try to explain to him that he just needs to "turn it all to Christ" and everything would be better.

The focal point of Christianity isn't the individual and their worldly welfare, it's Jesus Christ. The end goal isn't worldly success, it's eternal life. Christ's kingdom is not of this world, and by being a Christian, the world has a target on your head. If God in His wisdom chooses to give you more, it is so that you may be 'good, faithful servant' and help others, and is not a guarantee to everyone who has faith that God will bless them with worldly riches and success. In fact, Christ said "In this world you *will* have trouble, but take heart, for *I* have overcome the world."