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« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2003, 07:59:18 AM »
[!--QuoteBegin--][/span][table border=\"0\" align=\"center\" width=\"95%\" cellpadding=\"3\" cellspacing=\"1\"][tr][td]Quote [/td][/tr][tr][td id=\"QUOTE\"][!--QuoteEBegin--]I really liked this movie. I was amazed that Holywood could make a movie this spiritual and so Christian.
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I have to agree. I think it was one of the most blatantly Christian movies to hit the mainstream. I was convinced of this especially in the scene where Bruce (Jim Carrey) falls to his knees (in the middle of a freeway) and cries "I surrender to your will, God! I can't do it myself - I want you to decide what's right for me from now on."

That was pretty amazing, I thought.

Another profound theological thought from the movie:
In one part of the movie, Bruce, endowed with God's powers is trying to woo back his girlfriend, Grace. However, God does not allow him to "mess with" free will. In a meeting with God, Jim asks in despair "How do you make someone love you without messing with free will?" God says "Welcome to my world" or something to the effect of "that's what I have to deal with everyday".

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« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2003, 07:59:18 AM »

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« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2003, 05:55:52 AM »
Looks like this church has come a long way since :

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« Reply #32 on: November 30, 2003, 12:21:43 PM »
I rented \"Bruce Almighty\" last week. My initial reservations about the film were that it was overtly blasphemous, but, after Adam Ellis posted a link to an interview with the director, I decided to see it first, and comment later.

After having seen it, I must say that several parts of the movie did make me uncomfortable. The overall message seemed applaudable, yet, watered-down to a degree (what more could you expect from Hollywood?).

There were funny parts, and parts that made me feel very awkward to laugh at. Needless to say, at least for my review, I don't know if the end justified the means.

(By the way, did anyone else notice any allusions to the Chevy Chase movie \"Modern Problems\"? The \"love\" scene with Jennifer Aniston, along with the deleted scene showing Bruce manipulating the anchor and causing his nose to bleed are almost carbon copies of that film.)

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« Reply #33 on: December 04, 2003, 03:24:59 PM »
I'm actually using one of the deleted scenes from this film as an illustration in a sermon this weekend.

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« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2003, 07:03:33 AM »
SOAP man,
Is it the one about Lance Armstrong?

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« Reply #35 on: December 07, 2003, 02:26:52 PM »
It was part of that sequence, but I used the little boy who wanted to climb the rope in gym class.  God said he planned for the guy to use his childhood pain to become a great poet.  Instead, he was using his newfound strength to bully those who had bullied him and would never become a poet.

The point being--we think we know what we want, but God satisfies our desires with good things (Psalm 103:5).  He knows what we really need.  What we think we want isn't always what we really want.

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« Reply #36 on: December 15, 2003, 03:02:44 PM »
I wanted to jot down a quote and returned it before I did.

It's from that same sequence. Morgan Freeman says something like, \"To paint a beautiful picture you need some dark colors\".

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« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2003, 09:34:06 PM »
Nice quote.