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I'm sorry, good review and this movie sounds like a piece of shit, but that line stands out like a sore thumb. Domestic violence is not a gender issue; both sexes do it. Neither sex should be encouraged to suffer it meekly--but neither sex should be encouraged to carry it out, either.
Nothing fails like prayer, and pretending otherwise is childish. Sometimes dangerously so, as when it displaces real action -- like seeing a doctor to heal sickness, or getting the hell away from an abusive partner.
You know what the answer to prayers are in the case of domestic violence? Getting out and praying there are enough beds at the local shelter or a good friend's house. God does not want emotionally and physically abusive spouses and their victims. That is not a sanctified marriage to me. And no, abusive spouses do not magically change unless forced to by jail or counseling.
Tell me. Did Kirk Cameron have anything to do with this one? His are the worst.
Oh and as far as women submitting to their husbands? It in no way means they are to be a victim. I have never heard a preacher or pastor tell a spouse they had to remain in a relationship and get beat up or humiliated. They need to protect themselves and their children and find safety. But praying for the abusing spouse to change is certainly not wrong. And the Bible says the submission is spiritual. Not physical. Because in Genesis, Eve was created to be a help mate on the same level as Adam. It nevet said woman was to be subservient.
See how things come in to focus when you know what you are talking about?
What was Jesus attempting to teach when he refused to hurl himself off that cliff?
1. Movies use bad people doing things to good people all the time to create a sort of tension. That doesn't mean that bad people should be emulated and most people recognize this. It doesn't mean it is okay for men to abuse women.
2. This movie was being marketed as a CHRISTIAN-THEMED movie..so no surprises there.
3. you really need to chill. Why does this get you going so badly? It's just a movie..
Apparently ...you aren't a Christian and that's okay...so...let me point out a few things to you:
Prayer does change things. If a person wants God to intervene or save their marriage to whomever ...it's their choice. It's not wrong either. If you knew anything about wedding vows...you'd know that.
God hates divorce...but He gives grounds for it. The God I serve does not want women to stay and be abused...stripped of lively spirit or killed as result of staying with a man who doesn't want what God intended for that marriage.
Spiritual Warfare is REAL honey...while it's " weird " to you...that the Clara character and Elizabeth shouted for satan to get out...the only way he will leave is by the directive under Jesus Christ ...with authority and speaking it to...yes...GET OUT!
The previews of the movie in no way give the idea that the woman is suffering in marriage because she doesn't pray " enough " ...it's foolish to make points or insert ideas about something that isn't relevant. That's called stretching the truth or lying.
You are on my prayer list...it seems to me that you will have an issue with submission to your future husband...or any man that would pique an interest in you. I understand having standards...we all should have them. However don't confuse respect with disorder.
I have no need to come anywhere near this stinking mess of a movie; even these ridiculous comments are making me angry. Thank you for taking one for the team by watching this movie, and for finding the deeper truth of why this particular brand of Christianist culture is so deeply insidious.
At times like this I am tempted to feel like the people who live by this drivel are fully deserving of the miserable life they get. I am trying my best not to feel like that right now, and to direct my rage at the deserving folks who peddle the false narrative rather than the suckers who buy it. But I'll tell you, it doesn't come easy.
There is NO abuse or domestic violence in the movie. The movie is not even about abuse or domestic violence.
You either saw a different movie entirely (perhaps you're confusing it with What's Love Got to Do with It? about Tina Turner in 1993)? Or you have a serious issue reality (and cannot tell what is true from false)? Or you just like making things up to slander others? Or taking substances while watching? Not really sure, but you certainly are not describing the actual move The War Room. Whatever the reason, your "review" is false. It is an unfactual review.
This is a movie about a woman who is a bit of a nag and a man with a wandering eye. The couple is trying to work through the marital strife and turn to God for help. That's all. Peace..
Why is it that Christians are unable to handle someone disagreeing with them? It is almost like they have no actual faith in what they claim to believe.
But to say that the acting, dialog, storyline is bad? And that it should offend any Christian who believes in a loving God and that it would make one lose faith in God? It's so totally and absolutely laughable and hilarious. I just didn't realize how much the secular mind will completely get everything wrong.
Being a movie buff who loves movies from since I was a kid, I think I can tell a good movie from a bad one. And having seen a lot of lousy Christian movies, I can say with pride this movie is a very good Christian movie -- storywise, dialog wise, acting wise, production wise. The movie will inspire, encourage and challenge every Christian who wants to follow Christ.
The box office result alone should encourage the Kendrick brothers and other producers to continue making this particular movie genre.
how did you Christians find this review? don't look anywhere else on The Stranger; it's just for us heathens. the sin will turn your hair white.
Did I land on Ray Comfort ' s site by mistake?
There are several studies out there that show that prayer is useless, and in some cases even detrimental. But it's Sunday morning, I'm on mobile, and frankly too damn lazy to look them up right now.
But you, sitting in your pew, could take a minute from posting to SLOG, and go look it up yourself.
If Esther had simply been an obedient and submissive wife, the Jesus that Christians love so much may never have even existed. Do you think God wanted her to simply pray and hope that the plot was stopped? I don't think so.
God is good