Monday, January 25, 2010

OMG- The Movie

Did anyone see this last fall? In recognizing so many of these cultures and places, I'm immediately interested- add in a discussion on how people come to know God and understand Him in their lives, I'm absolutely fascinated in hearing more. If you want to get together some Sunday soon and watch this, I would love...

When we were in Africa travelling on our little minibus to church one Sunday, we noticed that all the familiar locals were out in their best dress. For an area where most only had one shirt to their name, to see the difference on Sunday- that no matter how humble the circumstances, there was a marked difference in appearance that morning. Some were going to the large cathedral behind a gate, many were simply circled beneath a tree, holding hands and singing a prayer. But almost everyone we saw on the street was heading to worship. One of our teachers remarked, "It's interesting that, in a place where people have nothing, everyone believes in God. And in America, where we have more than what we need, so many doubt that God even exists." How much do we need faith and how much of faith comes from need? It appears that this film may make a point of that as well; did God create man or did man create God? It's an interesting discussion, at the least.

And apparently, Hugh Jackman is in it, if that helps...

8 comments:

Jillian said...

I can't see the video here at work, but Hugh Jackman makes me thank God for two functioning eyes and an imagination.

f*bomb. said...

HAHHAHA....o, Jillian...

My immediate thoughts were:
Their thesis is to PROVE there is a God by showing Hugh Jackman!
(His commentary is actually quite touching- I was impressed.)

The Meesh said...

Farrah I'm so glad you're writing again! I miss your social commentaries!

I loved your story from your time in Africa and in particular this statement:

"It's interesting that, in a place where people have nothing, everyone believes in God. And in America, where we have more than what we need, so many doubt that God even exists."

The purity of their faith is humbling.

f*bomb. said...

O, Meesh! Miss you, too! Yes...the three readers who keep urging me on to write are so nice. And pretty. And rich.
Boys?

Krista said...

OMG!.... is this out on DVD yet? I want to see it!!!

f*bomb. said...

hahaha...Krista.

Rhyll said...

hang on, what? what is this? when does this movie come out?

he is breathtaking.

f*bomb. said...

I knew Hugh would get you back here, Rhyll. Like I've told you time and time again, God exists. He is real. There is evidence.