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January 08, 2006

Distorted?

Here's Jerry Falwell's opinion of "Hollywood's Distorted Look at God."

He focuses on, you guessed it, The Book of Daniel, and ER.

Here's my question, Jer, do you know how hard it is to live a Christian life? Do you really understand how hard it is to go day to day living by the Bible when all around us are people who are only too willing to take the Bible and prayer away from us? People who roll their eyes at our wanting Christ to remain in Christmas?

Maybe I'm wrong here, but I've never liked it when someone pushed their religion on me, whether that be Christianity, Muslim, tree hugging, what ever. It's my decision to make, no one else's. Maybe I'm not the Christian I should be, or at least I'm not up to Falwell's standards.

I guess I'm the crazy one here for actually liking that Daniel show. I stopped watching ER a couple years ago when they started getting all preachy about Iraq.

Hollywood does have a distorted view of God. It seems to me that those out there just follow what ever is "cool" that week...look at how many of those celebs are getting into Kabalah! (BTW, I read a blog interview with a Jewish blogger who wants Madonna to leave his religion alone.) I wonder what would happen if, say, um...Ashton Kutcher suddenly started reading the Bible, going to a Methodist church, proclaiming his faith...would Hollywood then think Christianity was "cool?" President Bush does all that, and he just gets bashed all the more.

I'm going to just stop right here, because look, I've never really flaunted my religious beliefs here, and I'm not going to start now. Perhaps what I watch on TV is as personal a choice as my spiritual beliefs!

Now I'm going to get ready to go to church...let's all hope lightning doesn't strike me down.

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Posted by Groovyvic at 08:28 AM | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)
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Unfortunately, Falwell is often held up as a model of Christianity. Of course, he is far from it. Also, his views do not represent those of many Christians and his opinions are used as justification to repress Christianity.

Hollywood follows the money and noteriety. In fact, I really don't care what Hollywood types do with their spiritual lives.

Posted by: junebee at January 8, 2006 10:24 AM

I don't either, junbee, I'm mainly concerned about my own soul.

What gets me is this: there was also an Italian Catholic priest in that show with ties to the Mafia. Were the Italian Catholics upset about that stereotype? You cannot tell me that every single Italian priest is connected. Don't you think Italian Americans would get tired of the whole "you're Italian so you must be in the Mob" mentality?

Posted by: GroovyVic at January 8, 2006 01:21 PM