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Technically speaking this is written very well & the acting & directing are great. It appears to be a mixture of biblical belief & ancestor belief. The bible teaches that our physically dead loved ones are in Heaven, no longer in the vacinity of the earth, but rather that demons parade as familiar spirits to trick & entice us. According to my bible education believing that they are here on earth in spirit helping us is a false, demonic belief. The angels help us, but everything is done in God's power. This film doesn't mention that it's only by God's power that miracles happen if we believe. It teaches more of 'ancestor' worship, minus God's direct participation. It is my understanding that this is a dangerous belief. The credit for healing is given to Riley & not to God. Also, if God uses one to heal another, that person doesn't take on the illness of the person they healed. However, it would be good to prayerfully sit down with the bible & verify what the bible actually teaches. I gave it one star because it goes against what I believe is a healthy belief in God & a healthy form of worship. You will need to research this for yourself.
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Initial post: Jul 14, 2013 12:58:49 AM PDT
It's a movie meant for entertainment, not a philosophical discourse on life altering beliefs. Believe what you want but quit projecting into something meant only for entertainment.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 15, 2013 2:43:29 PM PDT
You sound very hostile. Peace! Promote peace! We are all entitled to our feelings & opinions. You sound like you would prefer to live in a concentration camp where there is no freedom.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 15, 2013 2:57:04 PM PDT
I sound like someone that would prefer living in a concentration camp because I object to you using a movie review to spread your idea of religion? Wow, and you say "promote peace?"
I'm not at all hostile and I value freedom more than most.
You're right, everyone is entitles to their opinions and beliefs.
A movie review is not an appropriate venue for preaching your religious beliefs.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2013 5:28:38 PM PDT
I wasn't preaching. I was just stating my feelings & why I feel the way I do. It's helpful to state why one feels a certain way about something, so others will understand where one is coming from. I have good debates with folks where each is allowed to state what they feel & why. That's true freedom & a great way to learn.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 23, 2013 1:09:22 PM PDT
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Freedom of speech includes preaching in a movie post.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 23, 2013 1:21:09 PM PDT
Thank you Sheela for your insights. I am a christian and do not like to watch movies that are antithetical to scripture. Entertainment should not be in opposition to our beliefs so it is good to know this, and I appreciate you taking the time to discuss it.
Posted on Oct 13, 2013 5:34:29 PM PDT
My Bible doesn't teach that "demons parade as familiar spirits to trick & entice us". You must be looking at some other interpretation.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2013 7:08:20 AM PST
"Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." Peter 5:8
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2013 7:12:37 AM PST
Sheela, never be afraid to bring truth, the light to the world. As you can see when light hits darkness, darkness fights back but light will overcome. John 1:5 - And the lights shines in the darkness and the darkness comprehended it not.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2013 7:15:16 AM PST
The character of the devil is described frequently:
- the tempter (Matthew 4:3, 1 Thessalonions 3:5)
- the evil one (Matthew 13:28, 39)
- a murderer (John 8:44)
- a liar (John 8:44)
- the father of lies (John 8:44)
- the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4)
- prince of the power of the air (Ephesians 2:2)
- the adversary (1 Peter 5:8)
- the deceiver of the whole world (Revelation 12:9)
- the great dragon (Revelation 12:9)
- the ancient serpent (Revelation 12:9)
- the accuser of our brethren (Revelation 12:10)