Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Blind Side

Last night Anna and I went to see The Blind Side. We found the film engaging and compelling. It's a motivating story.
What surprised us most about the experience wasn't the film itself, but the audience in the theater. The place was packed. For a film that came out in November, I couldn't believe it.
I asked an attendant if it's like that every night. Her reply - it is, every night, almost capacity.
What's the difference between this film and a host of others?
Many others tend to tell stories of irrational pantheistic (gross) fantasy, this one reveals a story of realistic human compassion and theistic transformation. It's no wonder the early church rejected gnosticism - it's part of an ug(ly) fest(ival.) Christ in the flesh - that's real beauty.

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