If the Devil Made a Movie, It Would Be a Whole Lot Better than Avatar


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  1. Okay so why does Satan have to be the best at everything? Sure, he’s a roaring lion and the father of lies, but does that necessarily make him an awesome filmmaker? Does he also bake a mean pastry? Excel at tennis? Be the best fiddler around?

    I mean, who knows? Maybe he would make an overtly cliched film draped in visual splendour to mask his inadequacies?

  2. Why do people do that? I thought it was an all in all good movie. Sure it was all about tree hugging and being one with nature and all, but what is so wrong with that. I’m no tree hugger but I do feel that we need to get back nature. There are a lot of things God has given us through nature. This film, I felt, brought people to realize what we have and just how stupid a simple rock is.

    Not too far from Gods perspective on the matter. For the love of money is the root of all evil. Well, all of the problems the humans caused were started because of the economy connected with a simple rock, and mans greed. The humans were willing to distroy(Gods) creations, the humaniods, and animals, for money.

    Ok so the Na’vi believed in the whole “mother earth” idea. But I don’t see how that is fundamentally wrong? Just because they call God thier “mother” doesn’t mean God takes offense to it. The American Indians were the same way, all in all “mother earth” is the one entity they acknowledge as their God. They believed there was some thing, some one, out there controlling it all, And they worshiped that entity.

    Is that idea so wrong? Why is Christians believe that if you don’t know Jesus even existed, you can’t go to Heaven? It’s sad most “Christians” worship Jesus more so than God. Jesus is God but he was the sacrifice. Even Jesus worshiped and prayed to God. Many worship songs today praise Jesus and his sacrifice, and ignore Gods supremacy and His sacrifice (His son).

    Seems to me that this movie reminds us of the basics. To love God (or mother earth), to love our neighbors, to respect creation. The movie, once again to me, reminds me of all the blinders we have in our way. You realize Gods greatness in more depth when you see the sun rise in the woods. With the beauty of nature and the complexity of the ecosystem, how can one not wonder about God? Yet we think that somehow going to a building filled with other people, singing some songs about God, and praying, will make us closer to God.

    I thought the movie was ok as far as plot and visuals. Although after the first 20 mins you knew the main character was going to join the natives. It had a good moral no matter how “politically” directed it was. It wasn’t about global warming, or even war (even the na’vi warred amongst each other). It was about how stupid greedy people can become.

    Besides if satan had made the movie, there would be more nudity to pique my interest. Not to mention more blood guts and gore. Throw in a whole lot of out of context explicatives, and we’d be good.

  3. Jason, the nature of Avatar is up for debate, but I’m not sure, at least if you want to agree with Scripture, that our response to Jesus is really up for debate:

    (Phil 2:8-11 NASB) “And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

    (Rev 5:11-12 NASB) “And I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.””

    If you find disagreement in this area, we’re simply debating on a wholly different playing field.

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