Filed Under (Author, Dee Dee Warren) by dee dee on 22-10-2012
Tagged Under : Books-Left Behind, Movies-Left Behind
Well, okay, I admit it. I would like to boot, and then reboot, Left Behind many times over. But apparently the rumours are heating up that it will be re-made. A friend sent me over this article that a redone, and more snazzy (read less cheesy), version of the book will be done. My friend didn’t think it was a good thing. I disagree. You see, I see “Left Behind” as the Vista of futurism. It has been said that the best thing that ever happened to Apple was Vista. I think the best thing that has ever happened to preterism is dumb bunny books like Left Behind. So heck, get it out to bigger crowds. Futurists have complained to me that it is easy to pick on the book, low-hanging fruit as it were, as serious reflection can see that it is poorly written and silly. The theology is serious for those who hold it, as I once did. But the book is poorly written and silly. One can admit that, futurists. It won’t kill you. So, if a “better” presentation is done, it gives more opportunity to critique the actual theology. Though honestly, there is only so much you can do with that script.
I would go see it. It would save me from watching The Hunger Games for 76th time. No… wait, it is not coming out until 2013. Well maybe it will save me from watching The Hunger Games for the 1076 time.
On a more serious note, with the defamation of Kirk Cameron as a bigot, this film, using mainstream actors, may open the doors to present the Gospel. People can get and be truly regenerate and born again with bad eschatology— it isn’t heretical. It is just bad. God can shoot straight with a crooked stick. But I woke up in a decent mood, maybe I will change my mind at the end of the day (about the movie being a good thing, not about whether futurism is a salvation issue, OBVIOUSLY IT ISN’T