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Religious Movies Taking This Year

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  • Center Left
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    It seems every 5-10 years the movie industry tries to push out a number of films, who's plot is highly religious. And it looks like that time has rolled around again. 2014 has been named, "The year of the Bible" with five major films releasing one by one. The films this year are as follows:

    'Noah'- The story of a man told to build an ark by God, to save life on Earth.
    'Heaven Is For Real'- A father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience.
    'Exodus'- An interpretation of the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt as led by Moses and related in the Bible book of Exodus.
    'Mary, Mother Of Chris'- Mary and Joseph survive as young parents in one of the most treacherous times in history.
    'Son Of God'-This film spans from Jesus' humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.

    I remember when 'Passion Of The Christ' film came out and spread like wildfire through everyone. Causing people to break out in tears, and start going to church for a few short weeks, then stopped after the initial shock wore off. I believe this will happen again with many. It does seem strange to me that all of these movies are releasing within a few months, even weeks of each other. Thoughts on why this may be? Agree or disagree with these primarily Christian movies taking the spotlight?
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    Passion set a low bar for religious movies. That movie was bad. Just 2 hours of watching a man get tortured. Hopefully the film makers won't make the whole movie in subtitles as well.
  • Independent
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    ClayTaylorNC Wrote: It seems every 5-10 years the movie industry tries to push out a number of films, who's plot is highly religious. And it looks like that time has rolled around again. 2014 has been named, "The year of the Bible" with five major films releasing one by one. The films this year are as follows:

    'Noah'- The story of a man told to build an ark by God, to save life on Earth.
    'Heaven Is For Real'- A father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience.
    'Exodus'- An interpretation of the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt as led by Moses and related in the Bible book of Exodus.
    'Mary, Mother Of Chris'- Mary and Joseph survive as young parents in one of the most treacherous times in history.
    'Son Of God'-This film spans from Jesus' humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.

    I remember when 'Passion Of The Christ' film came out and spread like wildfire through everyone. Causing people to break out in tears, and start going to church for a few short weeks, then stopped after the initial shock wore off. I believe this will happen again with many. It does seem strange to me that all of these movies are releasing within a few months, even weeks of each other. Thoughts on why this may be? Agree or disagree with these primarily Christian movies taking the spotlight?
    Quote; quite simple: "money"!! I've never seen any country with so many different named churches and fanatics as here, so a "gold" mine for the industry.
    In any case these movies help also to make these "fanatics" to believe even more in these fairy tales; thus again also more money for the churches.
    I guess religion has become a pure tax free commercial enterprise. Movies are a"worldly entertainment product; thus not claimed to be authentic" so are human written "bible" stories; at least in the film you can use a lot more "props" to make any event more colorfull and impressive especially in 3D. The "believers" fall for that. Ping said the Kassa!!!!$$$$$$$
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    Dutch Wrote:
    ClayTaylorNC Wrote: It seems every 5-10 years the movie industry tries to push out a number of films, who's plot is highly religious. And it looks like that time has rolled around again. 2014 has been named, "The year of the Bible" with five major films releasing one by one. The films this year are as follows:

    'Noah'- The story of a man told to build an ark by God, to save life on Earth.
    'Heaven Is For Real'- A father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience.
    'Exodus'- An interpretation of the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt as led by Moses and related in the Bible book of Exodus.
    'Mary, Mother Of Chris'- Mary and Joseph survive as young parents in one of the most treacherous times in history.
    'Son Of God'-This film spans from Jesus' humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.

    I remember when 'Passion Of The Christ' film came out and spread like wildfire through everyone. Causing people to break out in tears, and start going to church for a few short weeks, then stopped after the initial shock wore off. I believe this will happen again with many. It does seem strange to me that all of these movies are releasing within a few months, even weeks of each other. Thoughts on why this may be? Agree or disagree with these primarily Christian movies taking the spotlight?
    Quote; quite simple: "money"!! I've never seen any country with so many different named churches and fanatics as here, so a "gold" mine for the industry.
    In any case these movies help also to make these "fanatics" to believe even more in these fairy tales; thus again also more money for the churches.
    I guess religion has become a pure tax free commercial enterprise. Movies are a"worldly entertainment product; thus not claimed to be authentic" so are human written "bible" stories; at least in the film you can use a lot more "props" to make any event more colorfull and impressive especially in 3D. The "believers" fall for that. Ping said the Kassa!!!!$$$$$$$
    With the exception of the 'tax free' part, the exact same thing can be said about any other subject. Die Hard trilogy. LotR. Star Wars. It's not bad thing that people are looking to make money. Also, pretty sure that all of these movies will be subject to the same taxes as every other movie. Religions currently get tax exemptions, not movie productions.
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    Zach F Wrote:
    Dutch Wrote:
    ClayTaylorNC Wrote: It seems every 5-10 years the movie industry tries to push out a number of films, who's plot is highly religious. And it looks like that time has rolled around again. 2014 has been named, "The year of the Bible" with five major films releasing one by one. The films this year are as follows:

    'Noah'- The story of a man told to build an ark by God, to save life on Earth.
    'Heaven Is For Real'- A father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience.
    'Exodus'- An interpretation of the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt as led by Moses and related in the Bible book of Exodus.
    'Mary, Mother Of Chris'- Mary and Joseph survive as young parents in one of the most treacherous times in history.
    'Son Of God'-This film spans from Jesus' humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.

    I remember when 'Passion Of The Christ' film came out and spread like wildfire through everyone. Causing people to break out in tears, and start going to church for a few short weeks, then stopped after the initial shock wore off. I believe this will happen again with many. It does seem strange to me that all of these movies are releasing within a few months, even weeks of each other. Thoughts on why this may be? Agree or disagree with these primarily Christian movies taking the spotlight?
    Quote; quite simple: "money"!! I've never seen any country with so many different named churches and fanatics as here, so a "gold" mine for the industry.
    In any case these movies help also to make these "fanatics" to believe even more in these fairy tales; thus again also more money for the churches.
    I guess religion has become a pure tax free commercial enterprise. Movies are a"worldly entertainment product; thus not claimed to be authentic" so are human written "bible" stories; at least in the film you can use a lot more "props" to make any event more colorfull and impressive especially in 3D. The "believers" fall for that. Ping said the Kassa!!!!$$$$$$$
    With the exception of the 'tax free' part, the exact same thing can be said about any other subject. Die Hard trilogy. LotR. Star Wars. It's not bad thing that people are looking to make money. Also, pretty sure that all of these movies will be subject to the same taxes as every other movie. Religions currently get tax exemptions, not movie productions.
    Zach, I said "religion" has become a pure tax free commercial enterprice" i.e. I did not refer to the "movie" industry
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    The "movie industry" makes movies primarily for one reason, and it's not a big mystery. They make movies to make money.

    If these religous themed movies make money there will be more like them. If they do not make money the "movie industry" will look for other movie themes. If they think they can make more money by making Sci Fi Thrillers, or War movies, or Fast & Furious type car movies, or Romantic comedies, then that's what they will make. It's all about money.

    When there are successful movies, there are usually sequels.

    MONEY runs Hollywood and the "movie industry" just like it runs everything else. Yes, it really is that simple. MONEY.

    Churches are tax exempt, but lots of big companies, and big industry, and rich people lie, cheat, and steal to get tax write-offs, tax exemptions, tax loopholes, so religion is not alone in getting out of taxation. When General Electric made billions in profits and paid ZERO in federal taxes a couple of years ago, that's just one example.
  • Liberal
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    I want to see Noah get the cobras on the arc.
  • Independent
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    L.A. Citizen Wrote: I want to see Noah get the cobras on the arc.
    May be at that time dinosaurs etc. must have been around; so good luck; then since the world was still "flat" he did not dare to travel otherwise he would "fall off", so he missed out on kangeroos, polarbears, amardillo's, parrots, boa constrictors, elephants, tigers, alligators, eagles, coakroaches?, huge spiders, leopards, hyena's, wolves, english sheepdogs, Dutch cows, ( may be horses/; they perhaps only had camels?) pelicans? all kind of birds (how did he catch them?) ant eaters, porky pines, racoons etc. and that all pared up,wow!! I can't even catch the racoon raiding my carbage bin!!

    I think the real truth was that it was only a local middle east flooding; he built a very small boat to hold a couple of goats and a camel as well as a couple of chickens. From there on as with everything in the bible; the story went from father to son so in the end not much of the original happening remained intact; each time the story over the centuries was enhanced, just like the movie did.
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    L.A. Citizen Wrote: I want to see Noah get the cobras on the arc.
    In the movies, almost anything is possible.

    Relax people...it's just a movie!
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    jamesn Wrote:
    L.A. Citizen Wrote: I want to see Noah get the cobras on the arc.
    In the movies, almost anything is possible.

    Relax people...it's just a movie!
    I guess not for the "believers" !!
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    Not for the "believers" you are right some people will believe ANYTHING as long as they WANT to believe it.

    Some of the 9-11 truthers don't believe 4 airplanes crashed that day.

    Some people believe in UFO's, or the Loch Ness monster, or Bigfoot.

    Some believe that Bin Laden wasn't killed by the Seals.

    I believe I'll have a cold beverage or two tonight and watch some basketball.
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    jamesn Wrote: Not for the "believers" you are right some people will believe ANYTHING as long as they WANT to believe it.

    Some of the 9-11 truthers don't believe 4 airplanes crashed that day.

    Some people believe in UFO's, or the Loch Ness monster, or Bigfoot.

    Some believe that Bin Laden wasn't killed by the Seals.

    I believe I'll have a cold beverage or two tonight and watch some basketball.
    Some people believe flight 370 was kidnapped by aliens from Mars. The bible predicted that!! I'll have some nice Chardonnay!!
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    Dutch you are right, this flight will be a conspiracy theory forever.

    Even if/after we find and recover the "black boxes" and find out for sure what REALLY happened, some people still won't believe it. They will say it's all a government cover-up or blame it on the aliens from Mars.

    Some would rather believe the conspiracy theories, (and the wilder & crazier the theory, the better they like it) than to believe the truth.
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    jamesn Wrote: Dutch you are right, this flight will be a conspiracy theory forever.

    Even if/after we find and recover the "black boxes" and find out for sure what REALLY happened, some people still won't believe it. They will say it's all a government cover-up or blame it on the aliens from Mars.

    Some would rather believe the conspiracy theories, (and the wilder & crazier the theory, the better they like it) than to believe the truth.
    Ahhh, don't cha just love the common man!!!
  • Liberal
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    Jamesn

    Regarding 911 I would have agreed with you completely......but I had no clue about tower 7 until I saw the video this year. What brought down tower 7?????