Hollywood hates faith?

I just wanted to post a quick link to a story over at Movieline.com about four movies that “are sure to cause dissent and controversy amongst the faithful.” Of the four, two are direct attacks on the person of Jesus Christ himself :The Final Testament of the Holy Bible, based on a book with James Frey credited as author (did he really write it? Or is it a product of an uncredited author at Full Fathom Five? I don’t know), and Jesus of Nazareth, written and directed by Paul Verhoven (Robocop, Starship Troopers, Showgirls). These attacks are not the first that He has endured, nor are they surprising; He told us: “If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me before it hated you.” (John 15:18 HCSB) The other two films are attacks on Mormonism and Scientology. I haven’t seen the Broadway show The Book of Mormon, but based on the songs that are referenced in this article, it seems that Parker and Stone, like many, don’t see Mormonism as anything other than a denomination of Christianity, no different than Baptists or Methodists. I am most surprised to see The Master even listed in here, because as the link from the article itself notes, there’s a real lack of support (funding) for this in Hollywood. You never know, though. After all, Bowfinger made it to theaters.

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