reply to post by jmdewey60
I would hope that people would take these "Left Behind" items as a launching point to do their own investigation into the end
I've never seen any of the movies or read any of the books he (LaHaye) wrote in the series.
Maybe someday I'll watch one of the movies, but it has been my experience that many "Christian" movies leave much to be desired. The acting is
usually awful, and the dialogue is tedious. In some ways, they are worse than sitting through a "B" movie because these movies are usually BORING,
at best, and heretical at worst.
Perhaps God 'designed it' that way?
It is also curious to me that no-one (it seems) can write a decent song/melody to any of the Psalms! In my case, U2's "40" is about as close as it
has gotten, but even then, he only uses a couple of verses, rather than the whole 40th chapter of Psalms. I also REALLY like "The Lord's Prayer".
But these seem to be anomalies rather than the standard.
Some CAN write songs that use a couple of verses, but they aren't the complete context.
It is almost like God designed the Bible to be either "read" or "spoken". Anything else seems
(to me) to fail (miserably).
For a "fun" movie, I just got/bought the "Indiana Jones" trilogy and we (my wife and two daughters) watched the first episode last night. (Yes, my
wife and I had seen the originals...but my daughters, 8 and 5, had never seen them.)
The girls also like the "Die Hard" trilogy as well as "Star Wars" and "Terminator". I guess we all like the same movies. (Good triumphs over
EVIL...in a THRILLING WAY!)
I refuse to allow religion to become "boring" for my kids. They were (sorta) bored with "The Witch, the Lion and the Wardrobe" movie.
I remember a movie I took my 8-year-old to about 3 years ago. (She was 5). It was called "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow". She REALLY liked
Shortly after we attended that movie, she told her mom and I that she had a dream about "Sky Captain". And it went something like this:
"Sky Captain was really nice to me. He did really nice things for me. I liked Sky Captain. But then Sky Captain told me he had to go away for awhile.
I was sad. But then he promised me that he would come back to me. And I was happy!"
I couldn't help but notice how it seemed like "Sky Captain" was like Jesus. It was actually quite profound.
(I apologize if this is "off subject/topic")