For the Bible Tells Me So Reviews
I love the sections of this movie from what it tells about families dealing with children that have homosexual sexual orientations. The confusion and the anxiety of parents dealing with something no one is prepared for is incredibly lovely. The unconditional love and wisdom from most of these parents gives me so much hope.
It sorrows me how unwilling Christians often are to confront and engage in meaningful dialogue. Yes, modern Christianity sucks, Christians don't know anything about their own religious text. It is an indictment against the failure of the Church to teach, and to ably apply texts beyond concepts.
That being said, the interviews feel incredibly selective and unnatural. In selecting Gene Robinson and Desmond Tutu as well as every single liberal scholar from the past century, it just non-chalantly dismisses centuries of scholarly thought and just uses relatively new textual criticism that has only developed over the past century. It holds as much water as Pentecostal theology, and the selection of people that the documentary has chosen to interview is akin to a production from the History Channel.
When the only conservative, voice is an African-American minister who still calls gay people "f---t", the naturalistic elements of the documentary is minimalized. For me, I'm not particularly represented by Gene Robinson, or the fanatic dick-heads of WBC, I feel kind of lost here by the dialectic they have falsely created. This is somewhat manifested in the cartoon segment in the middle which I found incredibly condescending.
P.S. I don't believe in god or any religion, but I feel it's a crucial part in society that can't be completely wiped away. It just needs to be reworked to accommodate everyone as a whole. 5/5 piece of pizza forget about it.
Basically, when it comes to someones sexual orientation I think we all need to mind our own business. What is more important than anything else is that we find the person that we love and we live our time on this earth happily with them. What they do in the bedroom is their business and no one has any authority to judge if that is right or wrong. Worry about yourself.
The world would be a lot happier and we would get along a lot better if we stopped trying to control what others do when it really has no effect to our day to day lives,
I think people who are ignorant of homosexuality believe that if they accept it that it will spread and that no one will procreate any more and gays will out number straight people and the world will be ruined.... a little dramatic don't you think?
All that being said this movie is one that is good to watch with someone that you can talk about the issues as you watch it. Obviously have it be a person that you can have those kind of conversations with but it makes for a good evening of serious topic conversation. Definitely a topic with a lot of heat under it that can get you fired up. Decent