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(A christian review of the anime film: “Your Name”)

However, being a tale from Japan, there are some negative elements built into the story. The world created in YOUR NAME is thoroughly Eastern. The towns and countryside all have shrines to local deities. Thus, while these false pagan references mostly occupy the background, the guiding principle behind the lives of the characters originates from Shinto Buddhism. Concepts from this way of thinking ground themselves heavily in the movie’s references to tradition and honoring family ancestors. There is an openness of each character to the possibility of there being more to life than a person can experience with the five senses. In this regard, YOUR NAME is consistent with a biblical worldview that acknowledges there are unseen orders of creation that are as real as the one experienced by the senses. YOUR NAME posits that these other spiritual dimensions can be experienced by humans, but it does so within false pagan context.

(and later on…)

The Bible speaks clearly against pagan religion and perverse notions of switching one’s sex. So, media-wise viewers will find YOUR NAME to be unacceptable, no matter how well it is put together.

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(On "The Force Awakens")

Above all, though, the movie’s biggest problem has nothing to do with bad storytelling or bad filmmaking, or even a better climax. Far from it! The biggest problem is that the movie has a very strong New Age pagan worldview promoting impersonal Eastern monism, a worldview that, ultimately, is irrational and warrants strong caution. (...)

(...)All in all, therefore, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is clearly one of the better popcorn movies of the year. However, despite its strong moral elements and lightly conservative, but strong, opposition to totalitarian bullies, THE FORCE AWAKENS has a strong New Age pagan worldview overall.

For instance, the movie has a couple mystical moments where characters establish an emotional connection to the Force or through it. In regard to the infamous Force, the movie also promotes modern monism, a New Age theology claiming that there’s a universal, but impersonal, energy or “Force” that is part of everything and surrounds everyone. This is typical STAR WARS mythology. However, in THE FORCE AWAKENS, it’s suggested a couple times that there must be a “balance” not only in the Force but also between the “good side” and the “dark side” of the Force. This is Non-Christian Eastern monism and moral dualism.

In this light, it’s interesting to note that these lines in the movie logically contradict the rest of the story, which clearly and strongly says the good must defeat and overcome, if not destroy, the dark side. The movie also suggests, in a redemptive way, that characters who succumb to the dark side can actually redeem themselves by rejecting the dark side and coming into the light. That’s not really “balance.” It also reflects an ethical monotheistic theology, not a monistic, pantheistic one where morality is “maya,” or an illusion.

Thus, Christians, and especially Christian parents and grandparents, should teach their children and other people about the logical contradictions and irrational mysticism of the STAR WARS movies, including THE FORCE AWAKENS. They should also note how such New Age thinking differs from the ethical monotheism and redemption of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the enlightenment and divine fellowship or communion that comes from a personal relationship with Jesus and from the power of the Holy Spirit.

MOVIEGUIDE® recommends people focus on the positive moral and redemptive content or messages in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. Strong or extreme caution is warranted when it comes to the movie’s confused, impersonal, pagan monism. Christians have a better, more personal “Force” – our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who created everything and redeems us and comes to us through the personal, divine power of the Holy Spirit.

Parents please teach your children to be media wise. A great way to learn how to teach them to keep the faith and be media-wise is by reading THE CULTURE-WISE FAMILY®.

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[Disney has announced that Tangled is the last fairy tale film for a while...]

The biggest reason cited for this change is that girls no longer view princesses and getting married to be the ideal.

“By the time they’re 5 or 6, they’re not interested in being princesses,” said Dafna Lemish, chairman of the Radio and TV Dept. at Southern Illinois University and a self-proclaimed expert in the role of media in children’s lives. “They’re interested in being hot, in being cool. Clearly, they see this is what society values.”

This is also what happens when Christians forget biblical truth and let Neo-Marxist, radical ideologies like cultural feminism run the mass media and change Western Civilization’s traditional Christian, biblical values such as purity, modesty and monogamous marriage.

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Unknown #conspiracy movieguide.org

Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leader and Speaker of the House in Congress, says she wants an investigation of those who oppose the 9/11 victory mosque near Ground Zero in New York City, where two planes piloted by Muslim terrorists murdered 3,000 people.

"I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded," she told San Francisco's KCBS Radio.

Is this the first salvo in another partisan liberal witch hunt against Americans who believe in the US Constitution?

Why isn't she looking into how the mosque is being funded? Does she want to protect Hamas?

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Dr. Ted Baehr #fundie movieguide.org

Contrary to what many skeptics and radicals like Garofalo feel (they seldom ever think), Christianity is actually the most intelligent, rational religion or belief system one can possibly hold. And, prayer is a rational acknowledgement of the limited existence of human beings on this earth and the ever-present power and glory of the Divine Architect who created us all in His image.

Furthermore, throughout history, Christians have been among the most intelligent, kindest, and even most scientific, people who ever lived.

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DARWIN'S RACISTS - YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW exposes the real Charles Darwin: a racist, a bigot and 1800's naturalist whose legacy is mass murder. This well written book shows that Adolf Hitler, along with other genocidal mass murderers, was influenced by Darwin's half-baked Theory of Evolution. This book exposes Darwin's Theory of Evolution for what it is: an elitist and racist dogma that has infiltrated our every area of culture thereby undermining sense and sensibility.

DARWIN'S RACISTS succinctly covers, among other revealing topics, who Darwin was, his impact on the human race, evolution and naturalism, agnosticism, creation, Charles Darwin's family and friends, Darwin's sickness, the eugenics nightmare, Darwin's racists, frauds, and fakes, atrocities, crimes against humanity, cloning and genetic engineering, and the impact of Darwin's thought on our rights and freedoms today. Thus, two conflicting and discordant worldviews are examined along with the history, theology and science that support them. Also examined are the differing impacts that creation vs. evolution have had on ethnic, racial and class distinctions in our society.

DARWIN'S RACISTS is written by Sharon Sebastian and Raymond G. Bohlin, Ph.D. Sharon Sebastian writes for film and television. Sharon questioned the ape to man chart at an early age and found no credible answers. Eventually, she found answers that the book reveals and the public must know. Bohlin holds a doctorate in Cell and Molecular Biology, is President of Probe Ministries, a Discovery Institute Fellow, and a graduate of the University of Illinois, The University of North Texas and the University of Dallas.

DARWIN'S RACISTS is recommended reading for everyone who cares about our culture and the future of our children and grandchildren.

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Ted Baehr #fundie movieguide.org

HARRY POTTER remains a phenomenon that’s still attracting millions of children. Thus, the movie version of HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX is liable to still do great business at the box office. Regrettably, however, this means that even more children will be lured away from God and His Infallible Word, which says that witchcraft is evil and abhorrent. Instead of dreaming about the joys that God gives us through Jesus Christ, they will be dreaming of casting spells, using magic spells, riding brooms, and rebelling against their parents...

...when Harry's godfather tells him, “You are not a bad person. Every person has light and darkness in them. You have a choice.” Imagine saying this to Michael Cho after he has had his killing spree. Or, Adolf Hitler.

Contrary to the godfather's idiotic aphorisms, there are bad people, and, without God, you cannot choose the good. But, there is a Name above all names who can solve this problems and banish the darkness. And, that name is Jesus Christ.

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Dr. Ted Baehr #fundie movieguide.org

[Reviewing the movie "Ant Bully"]

Very strong humanist worldview with very strong Communist, environmentalist, politically correct elements and very foolish comments about space aliens that portrays people as bad, parents as clueless, grandmother as close-to-an idiot, sister as foolish, while commending behavioral education, stressing that animals are better and more reasonable than human beings, mocking God and the devil, and talking about a female ant god