What, it was a lazy Thursday afternoon! System Mastery has already reviewed a few other movies. Dungeons and Dragons, a weird Carrie sequel, whatever the heck Frankenqueen was, and so on. It’s fun stuff for fun people. This time we flopped down in front of Netflix and took in Left Behind, the rapture movie that’s afraid to say Rapture.
Hey, does anyone actually like these movie reviews when we do them? If they’re something folks enjoy, we’ll do more and swap them over to a different feed so that we aren’t crowding up our regular feed. Maybe even get another viewer in with us so that it’s not quite so samey. Let us know via the usual channels if we should keep this sort of thing going, and if so, what we should be watching!
No love for Moonstruck?!
I was thinking about it during that part, it’s definitely a good role for him. Same with Leaving Las Vegas.
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Hilarious. I’d listen to you guys rant about anything. Gaming, movies. Keep up the good work!
I just wanted to point out that all of the Rapture beliefs aren’t actual Christian believes. They are pretty much exclusive to American Protestants. The part of the bible that they claim supports Rapture beliefs is actually about God protecting the remaining Jews from the effects of the Apocalypse, because you know God’s chosen people.
Also transubstantiation is the Catholic belief that the Eucharist turns into Jesus’s flesh and blood during the Mass.
Yeah, I (Jef) was wondering about that since I don’t know thing one about when the Rapture shows up in the evolution of American theology. It basically means the movie was positing that not only was basically half the population of New York a Christian, but also that they’re all American Protestants. Good times.
Also I’m not sure where I got transubstantiation as the concept of being taken directly into heaven, but if I had to venture a guess I’d say it was reading too much about the Cryptonomicon character Enoch Root and his possible sci-fi biblical origins.
Assumed or assumption is sometimes used to refer to someone going directly to heaven in Christian mythology, but that sort of thing is almost universally reserved for prophets. The only others I can think of are Jesus himself and Mary. Though Catholics, Jews, and Orthodox argue quite a bit on which of the prophets were allowed to enter heaven while still alive.
“Both admirers and detractors at the magazine called him Buck, because they said he was always bucking tradition and authority.”
– Left Behind, Tim Lahaye & Jerry B. Jenkins