Monday, February 07, 2005

Million Dollar Baby Ain't Worth Two Cents

Please check out Cindy's interview with Joni Eareckson Tada, a quadriplegic who lives victoriously in Jesus Christ.

Clint Eastwood lied to you about his new movie. Read this interview and tell me if you see anything remotely indicating the dark topic that this film is really about.

Here's a pretty typical media synopsis:

"Boxing trainer Frankie Dunn has been unwilling to let himself get close to anyone-- then Maggie Fitzgerald walks into his gym. In a life of constant struggle, Maggie's gotten herself this far on raw talent. But more than anything, she wants someone to believe in her. The last thing Frankie wants is that kind of responsibility, but won over by Maggie's sheer determination, he begrudgingly agrees to take her on."

Aww, kinda sounds like Karate Kid, right?

The truth is that Eastwood's movie is about euthanasia. I don't care if that's a spoiler: I think knowing the truth and eschewing the devil's propaganda is more important. The media has been complicit with the conspiracy to keep the "spoiler" under wraps so that audiences will be hit with the full force of the "power" of Eastwood's film.

What does God say? I don't have space and time to list everything that's relevant to this in the Word, but here's a start:

Job 12:10
In his [God's] hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.

Daniel 5:23 (speaking to King Belshazzar)
You praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which cannot see or hear or understand. But you did not honor the God who holds in his hand your life and all your ways.

Psalm 31:15
My times are in your hands.

Psalm 68:20b
...from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death.

Life and death are in the hands of God. We dare not have the hubris to assume that murder is sanctioned because we deem it to be just. The sad fact is that our country has already traveled this road with the infant holocaust that is abortion; this is just propaganda to take us down the same road with the issue of assisted suicide.


Cindy said...

Kristen, thanks for linking my interview...your comments on it, and the movie, are very wise and needed.

(By the way, when I was in high school, many many moons ago, I had a big crush on a guy named Steve Frith!:))

Coffee and a Muffin said...

That disgusts me. I hope their attempt to keep it under wraps to allow the full force of it backfires on them, and instead causes great outrage.

Kristen said...

Cindy, you're welcome. I'm thankful you had the opportunity to interview Joni. My pastor preached on this topic yesterday, and he's met her before. He said she just radiates the love of the Lord!

Kim, I wish that people at large were outraged. Instead, they usually listen to TV and other media, and echo those opinions. I am sure that the same "radical contingent" that has a problem with everything Hollywood does (that would be me, hehe) will be upset, but otherwise it will be swallowed whole like all the other propaganda. The film is up for an Oscar, practically guaranteeing that even people who wouldn't have seen it will now want to see the "Oscar contender."

Jenna said...

Amen, sister!

TulipGirl said...

I recommend the book Deadly Compassion: The Death of Ann Humphry and the Truth About Euthanasia. It's about Ann Humphry (wife of Derek Humphry) who helped get the Hemlock Society in the US going, and then was pressured to commit suicide when she was diagnosed with cancer. Very eye-opening.

Rita Marker is (or was?) also head of the International Anti-Euthanasia Task Force. Mrs. Marker is an intelligent and persuasive speaker and writer, and a great resource for anti-euthanasia awareness and activism.

TulipGirl said...

That's the url for the IAETF.

Kristen said...

That book looks very interesting; I'd never heard of it before. Thanks, TulipGirl! :)

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