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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

I Watched The Robe Last Night...

...with Richard Burton and Victor Mature. (Go here.)  By today's standards I suppose many folks would find it boring, although there was one good chariot chase scene with Roman legions pursuing a coach driven by four beautiful white horses. But how respectful the filmmakers were toward Christian beliefs! Oh for those days when Christians were portrayed as courageous, kind, tolerant...all the adjectives Paul used to describe love in 1 Corinthinans 13. 

Instead, today Christians are portrayed as ignorant fanatics, "domestic terrorists" who want to string up every sinner on the planet, which would, of course, include ourselves. 

But the cardinal sin today is not to embrace and celebrate the sins of the culture. We must say all that is evil is good or be fired from our jobs, jammed as "phobes," ridiculed, and endure a barrage of character assassination. 

I thank God for my grandchildren who remind me that God must want the world to go on because He continues to send us little ones. Thank you, Lord, for another day and for our new grandbaby born on April 4th. He still carries heaven's perfume!


newguy40 said...

I had an on line "discussion" with another "c"athoilc blogger who tried to make the case that because such films as "Ten Commandments" and "The Robe" didn't strictly follow scripture that "Noah" was an equivalent and therefore suitable movie for me and my family to see.

I pointed out, as you did, the loving and respectful core of "Ten Commandments" and "The Robe" in comparison (to on line descriptions) of "Noah". It is very possible to make good judgements on films.

And, BTW, Victor Mature ROCKS. If you like the Robe check out "Samson and Delilah".

Greggbc said...

Read the book. It is much better than the movie.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

They always are! I love religious fiction: Louis de Wohl, Thomas Costain, Morris West. I can't remember if I ever read The Robe.