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“wanna hurry home to you
put on a slow, dumb show for you
and crack you up”
-The National, Slow Show
Yesterday I rewatched Batman Begins with my boys and while it suffers some from repeat viewing there’s still some things that are gratifying about it. The primary thing is its persistent denial that the person deep down inside is the real person. Rachel Dawes (Kate Holmes ) says to Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) that it doesn’t matter “who he is” inside, but what he does that defines him.
In the face of such insipid irresponsibility that Hollywood gorges on it’s nice to see something that bucks this modern tenet.
Christopher Nolan (also The Prestige, Memento) is a very competent storyteller and he’s set up some nice elements to pursue in the next Batman movie (2008).
This article written by a very nice man on how Christians should not celebrate Christmas because of its pagan origins is of note because of the polite conversation between the writer and a self proclaimed pagan in the comment section. Isn’t it marvelous how well they agree?
This post on a blog for deconverting Christians puts forward the insipid myth that love should not transform you. I cannot blame him for thinking so, Hollywood has trained him and the church to think this way. The sooner we quit talking about righteousness as indiscriminate requirements of God the better. If He has designed us a certain way and sin destroys us then punishment sent by Him is not fickle maliciousness, but a merciful warning intended to wake us up from our sinister malaise. As a side note this post (from the same blog) is heartbreaking in places.
( Yes, if you are wondering, I click HAWT posts.)