I went and saw Left Behind….

Disrupting Culture

I went and saw Left Behind (the Nick Cage reboot) in the theater on opening night.

Although I could beat the movie over the head for its terrible quality, dialogue, etc. I will leave that to every single movie reviewer (Rotten tomatoes gave it a 4 out of 100).

I also will not belabor the point that it is based on theology that is highly flawed. Since I am the author of the free book available at http://www.Raptureless.com it is clear where my stance is regarding that.

Instead let’s look at some of the subtler points.

  1. Throughout the movie, the fundamentalist rapture Christians are talked about as being “weirdos, brainwashed, nutjobs,” etc. Then once they are raptured, they are proven right and so clearly they weren’t nuts!
  1. Also it is reported that several million people worldwide have been raptured.

These are both extremely disturbing concepts.

The first concept gives credence…

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9 cent hike causes clashes on Brazil streets

Brazil is under construction.

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Nine cents have been enough to make tens of thousands of Brazilians cry foul for a week.

For the demonstrators who have transformed streets in Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte into protest battlegrounds, it isn’t so much that the price of a bus ticket went up from 3.00 to 3.20 reais ($1.38 to $1.47).

The small bump in fare was the straw that broke the camel’s back in a much larger issue, and protesters plan to march again Tuesday to vent their anger.

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