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http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/01/13/haiti.pat.robertson/index.html

I know this is old news but my blog is new and I’m catching up.

I don’t have much to say on this one…it can really speak for itself.  Pat Robertson is doing a good job leading the way for anti-fundamentalist sentiment and mis-trust of Christians overall. 

Scriptural Content:

John 9:2-3;   The book of Job-no reason given for his tragedy; The Apostle Paul-“my grace is sufficient for you” (he had deep faith, yet still was ill)

From a Christian worldview the world is fallen.  There aren’t distinct correlations between “evil” acts and tragedies that occur.  I’ll post more later about subjects like this.

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 Movies can serve a great purpose: entertainment. I would venture that the majority of movies that we watch here in the United States are relaxation devices. We spend top dollar to attend movies and scramble to see those that are highly acclaimed by the media. Even those movies with historical backgrounds, i.e. Gladiator, Braveheart, have very little historical value but serve only to entertain. While an entire argument can be waged on the value of fictionalizing history, that is not the purpose of this blog.

 Movies use strong characterization to touch core values and cultural identities. For example, the Harry Potter movies utilized the Hero’s Quest. This ancient battle between good and evil and the hero overcoming personal obstacles is as old as time. Hearken back to the Iliad and the Odyssey, 2,700 years after they were written, the epics are still being passed down. These movies, those like Harry Potter, appeal to a universal ideology that is written on every human heart and thus are able to touch an emotional chord in huge populations. (more…)

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My First Post

This is a post, this is only a test post…if this were a real post it would be followed by essential bloviations which could prove invaluable in case of emergency.

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