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" I don't know why. "
5/30/2009 6:05:52 PM
Because your god is a war god. That's why.
5/30/2009 6:26:59 PM
Let me guess here, you love bloody battlefield scenes but are too much of a coward to actually take part in one right? Right.
5/30/2009 7:05:04 PM
As my fiance says, "I'd like to think that hell has a production studio and it was named Hellywood." :)
5/30/2009 7:28:17 PM
So killing, senseless torture and human suffering are alright, but if someone takes their clothes off, that's ungodly, right?
I thought so. You're a moron.
5/30/2009 8:57:24 PM
This guy says horror movies are from hell? Has he even bothered reading the Old Testament?
5/30/2009 10:51:58 PM
War is very much "hell" for innocents caught up in it, in fact it's hell for many soldiers too, when they finally realise what they are signed up to do.
War is hell on Earth, if you were in a war, you'd know. War is evil.
(I know, I've never been in a war but I can only imagine and all the war history I've read...)
Edit: Oh god I sounded corny...
My point was, all those depictions of hell you hate yet you love movies with people getting blown up on a battlefield amongst junk and smoke, women being raped and kids dying in villages, and you think that is not horror?
5/31/2009 2:23:16 AM
Thanks for your kind words. They are much appreciated.
5/31/2009 5:09:06 AM
The funny thing about the conservative Christian dislike of horror is that the genre often backs up their worldview. The unknown and the different or strange are coded as threatening and evil; weird foreign religions often are as well; sexuality, especially female sexuality, tends to be portrayed as gross and scary; the authorities and symbols of Christianity are often portrayed as having power against evil; rationalism, science, and the spirit of curiosity and exploration get portrayed as foolish, ineffectual, or even sometimes actively malicious and harmful.
And, to be clear, I say this as someone who loves horror movies.
5/31/2009 7:47:33 AM
Yeah, Jesus loved bloody battlefields, too. All that "love your neighbor" crap was just a cover. [/sarcasm]
5/31/2009 8:34:15 AM
I am a Jesus Freak
Translation: Complete idiocy to follow.
what surprises me even more is when Christian's don't read their Bibles at all.
It really shouldn't surprise you. If you'd read the bible, you wouldn't be a Christian.
Scary movies are from hell, why a Christian would want to watch hell glorified is beyond me.
As I said, complete idiocy.
Prove to me biblically that horror movies are from hell. I'll grant you that the nudity that generally is contained in them goes against your values. I'll grant you that they often contain elements of devil worship/demons. But it's fiction, and never tries to be anything else. Please explain to me how something that is admittedly complete fiction could be from hell?
I love the bloody battlefield movies, I don't know why.
You're like your god, in that. Only he prefers the real thing.
5/31/2009 9:06:42 AM
Violence worship is also a sin, but well, you read your Bible, don't you?
5/31/2009 10:09:48 AM
Why am I not surprised. A violent holy book creates violent people.
5/31/2009 3:00:09 PM
[Scary movies are from hell, ]
Yes, and where is "Thou shalt not watch House on Haunted Hill" found in the bible?
[Now give me a good fighting action war movie without obscenities and I am there! I love the bloody battlefield movies, I don't know why.]
Yes, you can't watch "My Bloody Valintine" or "Saw" because of the gore but it's okay to watch "Saving Private Ryan". Even though army movies have the exact same amount of gore and violence but without vampires (or some kind of monster), cursing, and nudity.
5/31/2009 3:23:44 PM
Not much fun when you can't see the enemy (like in psychological thrillers), is it?
War ain't glorious - it's full of dirt and dust, flesh and bone, and adrenaline and power-thirst. It's full of the ghosts and blood of innocents who got caught in the crossfire. It's a filthy job to fight in war, but at least there used to be some sense of honor about enlisting, however biased that was based on propaganda; now, I have a hard time seeing the honor and glory of signing up to essentially be a live piece of cannon fodder.
5/31/2009 9:56:12 PM
"Now give me a good fighting action war movie without obscenities and I am there!"
this perfectly sums up Christians.
violence, torture, rape, murder, things like that are all perfectly fine.
but god forbid people should be exposed to horrible, evil things, like words or consenting adults giving and receiving pleasure.
6/1/2009 1:30:55 AM
@MPW: There was actually a lecture at my school last week that compared horror tropes to Orientalist tropes. I really should have gone to it.
If only because the title was Zombie Orientals Ate My Brain.
10/30/2009 7:37:02 AM
A war movie without obscenities?
Like those John Wayne movies?
Keep 'em, I'll be watching Black Hawk Down and Apocalypse Now instead.
11/1/2009 7:59:26 PM
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