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The movienacht went well enough last night. I put in "What Dreams May Come" for the first reel, since it dealt so heavily with heaven/hell. I'm not sure that was a good idea, but I wanted to save the Chick movie for the second reel. Some of the natives got a little restless.

Chili was good, but *gone!* I made something on the order of two gallons of the stuff, maybe a bit more, and the pot's empty! I've *never* had food go away that quickly. April's veggie chili was tasty, once I crumbled some of Samantha's cornbread in it to add some much-needed fat.

Chick movie, in review--I'll probably watch it once more for a more coherant review, but it was three stars at most, probably two and a half. The narration was lifeless, and the story was, eh. They didn't put in a good Destruction of Sodom scene.

Last week, the church sermon was on "What Is a Legitimate Religion." The pastor said that Christianity favors a Christ that can't talk--so it focuses on Christmas and Easter--the adorable infant baby (pun!), or the beaten, suffering Jesus on a Stick. Neither of them has a message beyond "God so loves you that he came to this earth as a human, and died suffering on a stick." Both ignore the teaching side.

There was a bit of casting out devils, but I don't remember anything beyond miracles and baby, certainly none of the message of JC that wasn't baby/son of god/death-based. The crucifixion was pretty agonizing, a lot of people looking away. That really was the money shot, but is it actually important how much JC suffered? Dunno.

Highlight: The "Crowd Going to Hell" scene. Most people, of course, go to hell. In one scene, all the hellbound were lining up, and there were quite a number of them! In the crowd, there was, among other things, a basketball player, a Jordanesque cheerleader (mid-cheer), a *clown*, two guys kissing (they got front-of-the-crowd visibility), and I'm reasonably sure I saw a nun. I don't recall seeing anybody explicity pagan in the crowd scene, but I'm going to go over it with a notepad soon. I like the clown. I think you can see the cheerleader plunging into the lake of fire.

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themiskyra
Jan. 13th, 2005 07:49 am (UTC)
Don't forget the hula girl! She was doing a reverse swan dive into the Phlegethon.
apryl_knight
Jan. 13th, 2005 09:19 am (UTC)
Personally, I like the "Virgin Mary is really the ancient Pagan goddess Istarte in disguise" bit. Lovely mismash of history.

I don't think I could sit through it again, but I may have to watch the "diving into the pit of despa- er, hell" scene again to see that clown. I managed to miss him completely.

Just finished up the (one serving) of veggie chili that was left over for lunch. Next time, I'll make cornbread, and I'm adding some hot peppers of some sort into the chili itself. Who knows, perhaps I'll add some duram fruit, too....

*evil grin*
spottylogic
Jan. 13th, 2005 12:08 pm (UTC)
Oh, no, that would be bad.
apryl_knight
Jan. 13th, 2005 12:21 pm (UTC)
Just for you, dear..... *grin*
artfulreggie
Jan. 13th, 2005 09:50 am (UTC)
Chick Flick? I'm so taking my DV converter back to Austin. We're digitizing that sucker. ;)
spottylogic
Jan. 13th, 2005 12:08 pm (UTC)
I have it on DVD, does that help?
artfulreggie
Jan. 13th, 2005 12:13 pm (UTC)
You mean they're still pressing 'new' products? Who buys this stuff? :]
spottylogic
Jan. 13th, 2005 12:33 pm (UTC)
Um..uh..me? But only for ironic purposes.
baktre
Jan. 13th, 2005 10:17 am (UTC)
There was a witch, with classic pointed-hat-black-robes-and-a-broom, does that count? :)
spottylogic
Jan. 13th, 2005 12:07 pm (UTC)
Right! I missed her!
stripey_d
Jan. 13th, 2005 10:19 am (UTC)
In regards to the last paragraph... By choosing what characters are being sent to hell, it's almost like the guy thinks he has the wisdom and judgement of God. Juuust a random thought. I gotta admit, the idea of a clown going to hell is feckin' hilarious though. :D
spottylogic
Jan. 13th, 2005 12:08 pm (UTC)
October was discussing this video as a work of vengeance--I'll show them--I'll show them all--I'll show them all in HELL!!!
atalantapendrag
Jan. 13th, 2005 10:20 am (UTC)
You're right, they totally needed a "destruction of Sodom & Gomorrah" scene.

The guy in the kilt was my favorite in the line-up-to-Hell. And I think I saw a Halloween-style witch, complete with pointy hat... I suppose that's his idea of what a pagan looks like?
spottylogic
Jan. 13th, 2005 01:12 pm (UTC)
Okay, well, yes, the guy in the kilt. That *is* important.
atalantapendrag
Jan. 13th, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC)
Maybe the guy in the kilt was to show that people who frequent RenFaires are going to hell too?
themiskyra
Jan. 13th, 2005 03:54 pm (UTC)
I'm mostly disappointed about JTC leaving out the Great Flood. I mean, c'mon, even more than Sodom and Gomorrah, that was the ultimate sinner snuff scene! Instead, we just saw lots of innocent Egyptian babies and the king's horses die. I think that man's got a priority problem as far as punishing people goes.
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