I’ve seen on a few blogs. Dan blogged it today, so I’ve checked it out and added myself. If it’s fun I’ll add it to the sidebar when I get round to doing some proper design.
Bruce Almighty (spoilers!) is a film with theology that I agree with, which surprised me quite a bit. It was recommended to me by a friend who told me that it wasn’t as dodgy as it looked. I didn’t believe him, and I’ve never really been a fan of Jim Carrey anyway, but after enjoying Hulk I was up for going to the cinema again. Cinematically I couldn’t say it was great, though I guess if you liked Liar Liar then this is probably your thing. The plot is predictable, and a lot of the characters and jokes extremely obvious. Where the film shines, though, is in it’s portrayal of a man coming to know God and the realisation that his will is not the most important in his life. The ChildCare Action Project still manages to find things to slate, but the moments when Carrey’s character surrenders himself to the Lord and says his first prayer are genuinely touching.
A friend of Dan’s has commented on a documentary called Did Jesus Die? The part of the show that I saw contended that Jesus was actually a Buddhist monk, taught by the wise men from east during the time between his presentation in the temple and his baptism. It seems to me that the BBC devotes an inordinate amount of time to trying to discredit Christianity.