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Reality can be a lot more terrifying than any horror movie. That’s why we have God to depend on to get us through things.
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Christianity in horror movies.
If you follow this blog, it doesn’t take you long at all before you discover my love for horror movies and punk rock music, as well as my love for Jesus Christ. I suppose, to most people, the mix of my interests is a very odd one.
I have had many Christians who doubt my relationship with Christ…
The dream I had last night was one of those “dream-within-a-dream” things (Not quite Inception) but rather, it was a “nightmare-within-a-nightmare,” something that I have never experienced myself.
I will not comment on the first nightmare in my dream, for personal reasons. But after I awaken from…
The cursed cruise ship in the movie is holding dead souls captive, waiting to gather enough souls to carry them down to Hell. In the film, the main way of gathering the people onto the ship and keeping them there in the first place, even after 40 years, is the gold that is stowed away on the ship. There are 2 large iron boxes that hold a rather large amount of gold bars. Greed. Greed is the main reason people were so attracted to the ship. Greed is something that is embedded within us, it can be so dangerous at times that it causes us to do anything to get what we want. The passengers aboard the Ghost Ship after it was mysteriously raised above from the sea are so infatuated with the gold bars they discovered. They were willing to do whatever it took as long as they made it out alive with the gold. In fact, they were ready to resort to killing each other if that is what it took.
The Bible warns us against greed, in fact, it is one of seven ‘deadly sins.’ Jesus himself has warned us to “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”(Luke 12:15)
So this movie takes greed as being a deadly sin. Because of the people who sought so foolishly for the gold, they each met a terrible and gruesome fate.
I particularly want to discuss a band called Calibretto (13) and its singer, Joe Whiteford. Calibretto was a Christian folk punk band, but after they broke up years ago, the singer started another band named Harley Poe.
Harley Poe is definitely not a Christian band. They sing about monsters, killers, and other horrors. In their songs, there is plenty of crude and sexual content, which I do not agree with. But for whatever reason, I am attracted to this band. It’s still folk punk, but unlike Calibretto, it deals a lot more with horror. That is why I am mentioning them on this blog.
I specifically want to talk about the singer, because of a blog post of his I’ve read recently. He mentions that he has given up his former Christian beliefs, the beliefs that he held in Calibretto (13), and he is now doing this horror folk punk act that is anything but Christian. He says that the biggest problem he had with Christianity is that he didn’t see how the Bible and horror could ever correspond other than the fact that they both help us cope with death, and the fear of death.
“Horror is a study of humanity’s fear of death and the unknown. It can be cathartic, just like Christianity, or any religion for that matter. Religion is a way for mankind to deal with the fear and inevitability of death. That’s ultimately what horror is; the fear of being killed.” -Joseph Whiteford
I’m afraid I’ve got to disagree with him. Christianity is much more than a way for mankind to deal with death. Sure, maybe if you look at the religion lightly. But really, it’s much more than that. Christianity is a whole way of life. Yes, it explains death to us, and what happens after it, but it does not stop there. In fact, that is a minor part of it. Christianity is about how to live. It’s about a guy named Jesus who came and spoke of a revolution and a Kingdom that awaits us; us who choose to follow him and his new ways of living our lives.
Anyways, my biggest problem I think I have with this blog I’ve read of his is not what he thinks about religion, rather, it is when he says Christianity and horror cannot correspond. Horror, as well as gore, is just another way to glorify God. You may think I am some sort of sicko when I say this, but I am not. I assure, I am not mentally disturbed, and I am quite sane. Horror shows us death, and it shows death so much that I believe it desensitizes us, so that we might not fear it. As Christians, we are not to fear death. Death is nothing; it’s already been wrestled and defeated. We do not fear death.
Horror often deals with supernatural entities that are the opposite of God. Some might say this is against God to even watch a film about this sort of thing, though I must disagree. It is good to be informed and know that these dark entities do exist, they are not fictional. Watching these films is fine, as long as you remember not to fear these supernatural forces. God is much more powerful than the dark forces that are in existence, no matter how powerful these forces may appear to us, God’s strength is still stronger.
There are many different ways in which horror and gore may both glorify God, no matter how warped you may think that sounds. Being a Christian isn’t about being closed-minded to these things. It’s about being open-minded and able to see how things can benefit for the glory of God.
For those of you interested, here is the blog post by Joe Whiteford that made me write this rant in the first place:
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