Poll: Movies & Baptists

Discussion in '2004 Archive' started by LadyEagle, Mar 9, 2004.

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Movies at Theatres

  1. I am Baptist & go to movies at theatres.

    77.8%
  2. I am NOT Baptist & go to movies at theatres.

    12.7%
  3. I NEVER attend movies at theatres - they are hell holes of Satan.

    9.5%
  4. I have no opinion either way.

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    0.0%
  1. LadyEagle

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  2. Kidz-4-HIM

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    #1 went 1 time to a movie was very young, never been again.
    #2 yes I own some videos and dvds most are preaching or the old shows from tv
    #3 I voted on the first choice because it was the best for me. we bought a life time sat. sub. to Sky Angel all 'christian' tv don't rent any movies on it
     
  3. dianetavegia

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    You know... Touched by An Angel, Highway to Heaven and other shows like that are certainly not Biblical but lots of people loved those!

    I went to see two kids movies and one adult movie (other than the one we don't want to talk about) in 10 years!

    We buy lots of old movies or kids movies. I also have Signs, Unbreakable and a few others. We also have a T.V. Guardian on our main t.v. to block any ugly words. A porcupine cannot prick you on my t.v. nor can a rooster cock a doodle doo.

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  4. TC

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    I bought one of those and found it only works about 95% of the time. Some stuff still gets through.
     
  5. dianetavegia

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    If things are not closed captioned, it can't block it. Live sports.... news.... are not CC'd and many older movies. However, we are so still very careful what we watch so it works really well for us. We've had it about 4 years.

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  6. 2Timothy4:1-5

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    The 11th Commandment...

    11) Thou shalt not go to, or rent, movies

    Thank goodness it looks like common sense is winning on the poll.

    Kenneth
     
  7. Frogman

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    You know... Touched by An Angel, Highway to Heaven and other shows like that are certainly not Biblical but lots of people loved those!

    Sorry Diane, I didn't like these either...but please don't take it personal.

    I have been to the theatre four times in my life.

    The last time being in 1991, my wife and I went to the movies (our first time to the theatre) was to see Under Siege (spelling??)

    Before that it was Coal miner's daughter, when was that 1982?

    And before that was in 1972 or 73 to see the Italian western 'A man called Trinity' or something like that where a cowboy had his horse drag him around everywhere on a pallet, even through rivers. I was very young.

    Any movie I have seen it is because I have seen it on tv or rented it on video. In fact, I had resolved to rent the one we can't discuss, but heard it would not be offered on home video or cd, anyone don't know anything about this?

    I also have cable in my home. I have seen nearly all of Gibson's movies, viewing the mad max series also when I was young through home video.

    I have seen all but the ending of The Patriot and Gibson's Lethal Weapon series (Also the dirty harry series), I have seen Signs, I have only this year seen Mel's performance in Mutiny on the HMS Bounty, I have seen The man without a Face, I have seen all of his movies that I can think of except 'what a woman wants' (I think he was in that). OH, for the sake of anyone concerned one of my favorites was Conspiracy Theory.

    I am not a Mel Hater. I simply do not think this recent movie is anything close to what everyone is making it to be. The language from many viewers and the desire to see it so quickly again makes the appearance of putting if not above scripture at least in equality to scripture, therefore I find myself lining up on the side in disagreement over the issues for seeing the movie.

    I don't have much concern with who sees the movie, but to declare it equal to the preached word of the gospel, there is where I draw the line.
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  8. LadyEagle

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    Ya know, Bro. Dallas, maybe I've missed something, but I haven't seen anyone who has seen the Passion movie post that it is equal to the preached word of the Gospel. It is a movie. Why people can't accept that it is a movie & just a movie is beyond me.

    I don't usually go to movies personally, but I did go see the Passion movie.

    Saw the other day that Schindler's List is coming out on DVD. That will be one for my collection & I highly recommend that film to everyone (based on a true story). Another film I recommend is a recent release - The Pianist (another true story). Excellent, but sad.
     
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    The book is much better of Schindler's List I read it in 8th grade or maybe it was 7th. It was pretty sad.
     
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    One of the poll questions was "I never went to movies". I did go to movies before, but don't anymore. I do own dvd's and video's and rent.
    Mel Gibson is a favorite actor. Loved Braveheart and the Patriot. Like early Steven Seagal movies, too, but hate the later one (he has bloated). Schindler's list is a definite thumbs up, and anything about the holocaust.
     
  11. Frogman

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    Thanks LadyEagle,
    With all humility, I make the statement in my post in view of the declaration that this is the greatest tool in evangelization in the last 100 years; or something to the effect that everyone needs to go and see it; or claims that viewing the movie or while making it souls have been saved.

    I may be considered an old foagie, but I will stick with what has been pleasing to God since the finished work of Christ.

    But I am entirely honest in stating I have no problems with anyone who wants to see the movie. When talk of it first began sometime last year I even thought this was a great idea. But that was before I knew the comments of Mel relating to the emphasis on Mary's role in the scheme of things, the remarks regarding the hallucinations of the nuns and that which I have noted above.

    Sorry, I am not trying to sabotage your poll. So I will shut up now.

    BTW, I also saw Braveheart and We were Soldiers and enjoyed each of them for the story they related.

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  12. Frogman

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    I have thought that for a long time, just didn't have the heart to say it :rolleyes:

    He does persevere, however and no body beats him in the kitchen, or maybe he is just hard to kill? I was surprised with Executive Decision when Seagal's character was killed early in the film.
     
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    Generally, books are always much better than the films.

    I also think Schindler's list is an excellent movie. One I have been trying to find since viewing it in a high school class I was observing is starring Robin Williams (by no means a saint even by Catholic standards) but depicting a character of a Jew during the holocaust. the name is Joshua I think. Can't find the video anywhere. I only got to see part of it in the class because I had to leave...they found out I was too old to be in a sophomore world history class :D ;) (not really, I was there observing for requirements in my teacher certification).

    But, I did hear Mel wasn't planning on releasing the Passion on home viewing media, did anyone else hear this?

    In the mouth of two or three witnesses...
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    If you own or rent videos and watch them at home, that is the same as going to the theater to see a movie.
     
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    No argument here. If you note my post I said I was originally in favor of this movie The Passion. You will also note the reason I changed my mind.

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    We go to movies nothing over PG dont see many movies any more
    We do have video & DVD 90% are from the 40's or 50's the rest are John Wayne
    We did have Satalite but took it out
     
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    We go to movies nothing over PG dont see many movies any more
    We do have video & DVD 90% are from the 40's or 50's the rest are John Wayne
    We did have Satalite but took it out
     
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    I think the movie you are talking about here is Jakob the Liar. imdb entry here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120716/

    On the topic of Holocaust movies, I highly recommend "Life is Beautiful" aka "La Vita รจ bella" and "The Devil's Arithmetic"

    On the topic of this poll:
    I attend movies at the theatre when we get a chance to. The last movie I saw in the theatre with kids was Finding Nemo. Without kids was Terminator 3, or was that T4 that was out last summer?
    Over the years, dh and I have bought quite a few movies either on VHS or DVD.
    We have Dish Network, Can't remember which package we have, but we did add HBO so I can watch boxing.
     
  19. Frogman

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    Thanks Dina, that is the movie I am talking about. Robin Williams did another movie called 'Jacob' and that title kept throwing me off, so I thought I had this one wrong.

    Bro. Dallas
     
  20. dianetavegia

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    LadyEagle, I love The Pianist. VERY sad movie... We rented it off our satellite. I highly recommend it. I've not seen Schindler's List.

    Diane
     

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