Fred replied:
At any rate, let us grant the validity of your other reasons you list. I still do not think it violates the 2nd commandment if a movie portrays Christ as perfectly holy, shows his active obedience, and emphasizes the spiritual character of Christ's substitutionary and propitatory sacrifice. [color:"red"]I believe those are truths that can be portrayed in a movie if the film's creators so deemed it.[/color]
Well Fred, I am totally aghast that you would state such a thing as you have here. I simply cannot fathom that a man of your education and profession could possibly even think this. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/drop.gif" alt="" /> As for your gracious offer to let me have the last word, I'm afraid I can't fulfill that because to be frank, I have no words that could adequately express my shock and dismay.

As for myself, you should have been able to plainly see that I have hardly if ever brought up the issue of the Roman Catholic influence that this movie contains. Thus, the idea that I might see both the issues of the 2nd Commandment and the RC influence as being one of the same is actually quite silly. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

But what I will do is try to approach this pro-movie position from another perspective, by first asking this simple question: What is hoped to be gained or gleaned from viewing this movie? The question is of course open to all to answer.

In His Grace,

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