Saturday, July 20, 2013

Theological Lessons From Film

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Contrary to the Blogger application, this is my second new post of July 20th.

DZP from Dr. RNM

I spent a part of the day (19th) walking around town in 80+F heat and I generally do better getting my seven to eight hours sleep later and that explains the early morning postings. I will not complain about the heat as many years here in Maple Ridge we are fortunate to receive a month's worth of summer type weather and this year we have already. Overcast with chance of rain is the default weather. Yes, I would not mind moving, but weather is one issue.

The DZP article is another technical post which is not so much long overall, but has many footnotes which may be why the Blogger application does not indicate it as the newest post. The previous post on that blog, 'Epicurus' is also technical with some debating and the previous post on this blog is fairly controversial and therefore I reason it is time for something lighter and note this has fiction.

Dirty Harry 1971 with actor Albert Popwell as a bank robber.

He states the famous line 'I gots to know' on whether or not the gun was loaded.

Mr. Popwell returns in the next three films as a pimp, underworld figure and finally a police officer. A very good actor, I would reason.

Crime does not pay is a good lesson. He ended up working with the police, although he died...

Crime does not pay would be something which is generally true, in a sense, but is not always the case. It does pay for many for a time.

That is also the overall context of Proverbs as in general truths.

Proverbs 3:31-32 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

31 Do not envy a man of violence And do not choose any of his ways. 32 For the devious are an abomination to the Lord; But [a]He is intimate with the upright.

Easy Money 1983 (A little naughty, but funny)

James 2: 5-10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

5 Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor [e]of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him? 6 But you have dishonored the poor man. Is it not the rich who oppress you and [f]personally drag you into [g]court? 7 Do they not blaspheme the fair name [h]by which you have been called? 8 If, however, you are fulfilling the [i]royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. 9 But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the [j]law as transgressors. 10 For whoever keeps the whole [k]law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.

Lost Highway 1997 (Is funny and interesting but has swearing.)

Colossians 3: 25 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 25 For he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and [f]that without partiality.

Powder 1995

A certain friend, blog reader, a loving Father to his daughter and husband to his wife, and believe it or not the Father of 'Powder'.

Not on still clip, but on full film clickable.

Proverbs 23:24 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 

24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who sires a wise son will be glad in him.

Winners Canada 2013

I have been waiting for one of these Winners Canada ads to finally arrive on YouTube because for months they have been on Showcase in the middle of the night (early morning), and many of them. One of the YouTube comments is quote: 'Most annoying commercial EVER.' which is what I expected. You can of course judge. But to me the singer sounds like some whacked out eighty-year old left over from one of the American variety shows from when I was about four years old that did too many drugs earlier in her life.

So, the lesson would be...

Do not do drugs.

From the show-Vancouver, July 26, 2013

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