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09-22-2007, 11:44 AM #1
Actors tell Hollywood "enough is enough"
You all may be familiar with the recent episode at the Emmy's where the actress made the statement "Jesus suck it". Some of the Hollywood elite can be quite the arrogant loudmouths concerning religious and political matters and they think their status gives them the right to impose their views on the rest of us.
This group from the Miracle Theater in Pigeon Forge has spent $100'000 of their own money to run an add encouraging people to let Hollywood know their feelings on this. I like the way they have gone about this; they acknowledge everyones right of free speech but they also want to remind folks that their public statements can have consequences and if they continue to push their radical views on us it could affect their careers.
Thoughts or comments?
09-22-2007, 11:53 AM #2Professional Member
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I'm # 40350. That's what I think about it.
It's about time something like this goes around they are so far fetched from reality they feel they guide us even though we make them into what they are.
09-22-2007, 01:58 PM #3
I consider myself a Christian in the fact that I do my best to follow the teachings that are attributed to Jesus Christ and that I try to follow in the path of Jesus as best I can.
I must say though, I was recently in Pigeon Forge and got to see the unbelievably obnoxious advertisements from this Miracle Theater group. As a Christian I am absolutely embarrased to be associated with such blatant bravado as the Miracle Theater portrays. This company is out for one thing and one thing only; MONEY! This kind of blatant selling of my Lord and Saviour is more dispicable to me then is what the goofs in Hollywood have to say about my Lord and Saviour.
Just as I just ignored the Miracle Theater in Pigeon Forge, I also ignore the ignorant utterances of actors and actresses. They all have there opinions and that is their God given right to have. I am not one to be able to judge or control what others think and say. I can only control my personal exposure to all of those who use Jesus for personal earthly gain, and in that respect I just shake my head, turn away and pray that I am right and they are wrong.Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
09-22-2007, 04:01 PM #4
Granted bringing money in is an objective; but since these people make their living doing what they do, it is not OK for them to get paid? If they didn't it's unlikely that there would be individuals of that caliber to put on Christian productions.
Do you also have a problem with preachers being paid a fair salary? Should Billy Graham not have been reasonably compensated so he could make his ministry his life's mission?
Now we all know that there are people who take advantage of people's love for Christ and they do what they do only for the money. I have a problem with these people too.
09-23-2007, 03:26 AM #5
Of course I have no problem with religous leaders being paid a fair salary. That has absolutely nothing to do with the extravaganza that Miracle Theater puts on to display their version of Biblical events. You don't hear Billy Graham spouting out stories of Armageddon being fought by winged angels. Billy Graham preaches Jesus's message, not the fantasy stuff being advertised by Miracle Theater.
I have nothing against fantasy films that take from the Bible, but don't give me the crap that Miracle Theater is spouting that they are the righteous who are out to save the world from the evil doers that use Jesus's name in vane. The Miracle Theater is full of actors. Know what the term for actors was in Jesus's day? Hypocrites. When Jesus referred to the Pharasee as being hypocrites He was saying they were just "acting" their faith, just as the likes of the Miracle Theater folks are doing.
I certainly don't want to speak for Jesus, but I would not want to be between our Lord and the likes of the Miracle Theater people if Jesus were to return to earth to check on our progress.Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
09-23-2007, 12:45 PM #6Banned
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I certainly don't want to speak for Jesus
but I would not want to be between our Lord and the likes of the Miracle Theater people if Jesus were to return to earth to check on our progress.
Worry about your own natural progressions in life and leave the rest to God.
I'm sure there are many God loving Christians whose profession is acting.
09-23-2007, 11:01 PM #7Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
09-23-2007, 11:40 PM #8
Hmmm...I wonder if, instead, she said, "Mohammad, suck it!".....how well that would have gone over? As usual, Christians are singled out as fair game."Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better"
09-24-2007, 01:12 AM #9
The bottom line here is that Jesus does not need the Miracle Theater defending His image. If Christians overall are revering Christ the way they should be, the comments made by this comedian will cost her. I for one intend to ignore her from now on. And I figured that out before the Miracle Theater decided to cash in on the free advertising.Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
09-24-2007, 10:25 AM #10Banned
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09-24-2007, 10:33 AM #11
09-24-2007, 05:54 PM #12
Robo, good buddy, I won’t argue with you on the particular billboard in question but I think more organizations and people should protest Hollywood over the desecration of Jesus, Christianity and American values in general and not be criticized for it. They should be phrased for speaking out when most won’t for fear of being attacked like as you are doing. Few Christian leaders are speaking out on the evils of the Muslim religion. Jerry Falwell, Oral Roberts, Jack Van Nippy and the Pope have. Most haven’t. You should spend your time criticizing Hollywood not those who are. You may disagree with some aspects of the group but not their message I hope."I could have ended the war in a month. I could have made North Vietnam look like a mud puddle."
"I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them."
09-24-2007, 05:59 PM #13And I figured that out before the Miracle Theater decided to cash in on the free advertising.