Calvin the Movie

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  1. All about Grace

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    I started this thread in the General section but thought it might get a little more appreciation here.

    In honor of the Luther movie being released and in good TIC theological humor (since many Calvinists take themselves way too seriously), I thought it would be fun to see what a movie about Calvin would be like. Here are a few ideas:

    1. I am guessing it will only be in LIMITED release.

    2. They will probably NOT advertise it. They can't! Those who are supposed to see the movie will be drawn irresistibly to the theaters, against their will. Advertising would mean sharing the movie with the unwashed heathens, for whom the movie was obviously not made!

    3. If any unbelievers do make it into the movie, they will only see a black screen until the movie is over.

    4. Once you are seated, you cannot get out of your seat. You are forced to persevere in your seat until the end.

    Any other thoughts???
     
  2. Yelsew

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    What would the RATING be for the Calvin movie?

    G = Gruelling
    PG = Pretty Gruelling
    R = Recursive
    X = Xpected
    Other
     
  3. Frogman

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Great post. I think it does lighten things up, at least for the moment. [​IMG]

    I would only disagree with the viewers being forced to perservere. No one is forced, in reality those possessing the Spirit of God (indwelling) desire a righteous life-style. But I can see the reason for the comment, I mean, you know, what is Hollywood without drama?

    Thanks for the humor.

    Bro. Dallas [​IMG]
     
  4. Major B

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    Cast:

    Young Calvin--Leonardo De Caprio

    Adult Calvin--Jude Law

    Extras--the cast of the TV Show "WILL AND GRACE"

    The Pope--Jesse Ventura

    John Knox--Sean Connery, of course....
     
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    Oh, and Reba McIntyre as Idolette De Bure (Mrs. Calvin). ;)
     
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    Do you think there will be a sequel?



    Or an Arminian version :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm guessing it'll be by invitation only???

    Of course, the tickets will be free. But only for those who they were issued for. Nobody else allowed...
     
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    You know CHISTIANITY HISTORY INSTITUTE has a very balanced video on Calvin's life that is part of their Reformation Overview video series we are showing at my Church on Sunday nights. It also has Wycliffe, Hus, Luther, Tyndale, Anabaptists.

    To continue the humor on Calvinists showing that we Calvinists can poke fun at ourselves ;)

    10 REASONS WHY I AM A CALVINIST

    1. Calvinists tend to wear wool and cotton. Dispensationalists tend to wear lime-green polyester leisure suits.

    2. John Calvin was French...being French is very chic.

    3. Calvin sounds like Calvin Klein...and his clothes are very chic.

    4. Calvinists can drink.

    5. Calvinists can smoke.

    6. Dispensationalists are into prophecy conferences where they talk about Star-Trek eschatology and the mark of the Beast. Calvinists have conferences on "life and culture", art, social justice and other high- brow things like that. Afterwards, we go to the local pub and talk about philosophy over a pint of Bass ale.

    7. Calvinists have close ties with Scotland and Scotland is very cool: you know --Sean Connery, the movie Highlander, Bagpipes, the Loch Ness Monster, Glenlivet 18 year old Scotch, the movie Train Spotting, Brave Heart, etc.

    8. Calvinists think we are smarter than anybody else.

    9. It is more socially acceptable to say, "I go to Grace Reformed Baptist Church" than to say, "I go to Washed In The Blood Worship Center", "I go to Sonlife Charismatic Believers Assembly", or to say "I go to Boston Berean Bible Believing Baptist Bethel", or to say "I go to the Latter-Day- Rain Deliverance Tabernacle Prophecy Center, Inc.", or to say "I go to the Philadelphia Church of the Majority Text", or to say "I go to the Lithuanian Apostolic Orthodox Autocephalic Church of the Baltic union of 1838".

    10. Ultimately, I am a Calvinist because I had no choice in the matter.

    (NOTE: I do not smoke or drink! [​IMG] [​IMG] )
     
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    Well, I can't let that pass without comment:

    Top Eleven Reasons I am a Calvinist

    11. If you tell most folks you are dispensationalist, they think that is some kind of condition: "Oh, my cousin had that, but she is doing much better since she started on Lithium."

    10. If you tell people you are an Arminian, they think you are Armenian and have a name like "Djiljian"

    9. I have two lips.

    8. I have a beard; arminians are not allowed to have a beard.

    7. All the good commentaries are Calvinist.

    6. All the good study Bibles are Calvinistic (even Scofield, check out the test passages there!).

    5. Most of the old hymns of the faith were written by Calvinists (except the Wesleys, of course).

    4. I am a political scientist (actually, High School social studies teacher), and I like election(s).

    3. Love the buckled shoes and the broad brimmed black hats.

    2. Our Bible conferences are a lot more fun.

    1. God made me do it.
     
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    Ok, that is enough, getting too close to home here boys!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    If you look to the topleft you will see I already have the school uniform :D

    I tried the boy scouts, but I couldn't believe I had to earn all those badges :eek: [​IMG]

    [ October 08, 2003, 01:13 AM: Message edited by: Frogman ]
     

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