Fast and Furious: (based on the 5th movie)
..a story where the good guys are really murderers and thieves, and the bad guys are both cops and drug dealers... car racing is unrealistic.. and romance with two sexy people is on fire, having a baby is just a plus--it's unrealistic and it's messed up. I mean movies like that are fun to watch but I think there is a danger to watching too many movies like this because of the illusions and lies that the media's sharing. For one the action in these movies in unbelievable and the violence is crazy. You watch a ton of people die and see a lot of blood-- all of this violence numbs your mind and your emotions. Then the plot is twisted because morals are thrown around and totally out. Like for one thing, did Jesus say that murder was ever ok? Two, stealing is always wrong and we are told to turn the other cheek. Third, the romance story is totally against what God teaches about purity and waiting to have sex with one man. I could go on and on.. So I know I just went totally Christian here and am judging this silly movie whose goal was never to prove good morals..
I just feel convicted that as Christians we are called to challenge everything that is being put into our minds. The media is teaching so many lies these days that are totally being ignored and many of them are corrupting our families and societies. I believe small things even movies can make a big difference in our character and more importantly our walk with Christ.
I struggle with "Christians" who claim to be following Christ and then sin and don't seem to be working to change that. I know that everybody has faults. But I know that being nice is not enough, being good is not enough, we are called to act like Christ. He was perfect. He was blameless.
"The greatest enemy of the life of faith in God is not sin, but good choices which are not quite good enough. The good is always the enemy of the best."-Chambers
"The danger with us is that we want to water down the things Jesus says and make them mean something in accordance with common sense."- Chambers
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.