Posted By Confutus

It's been years since I went out to a theater to see a movies, but I wanted to see what Peter Jackson did with the Hobbit.  Not bad. He was resonably faithful to Tolkein's story...there were a few additions and a few of my favorite bits left out, and there is the potential for some serious twisting of the story in the next movie, but we shall see.

I'm still going to complain about the cliffhanging cliche in action movies; I didn't count how many there were, but I spotted more than one. Good employment for stuntmen, I suppose.  I was going to comment that at least there wasn't a car chase scene, which is practically obligatory, but then there was Radagast's rabbit-powered sleigh which got chased around a bit. I suppose that counts.

 

For some time I've been resisting, or putting off, the analysis of government.  I give up. I surrender. If the reportage of historical events demands it, then that's what I'll do. I still think religion is more fundamental, but since there isn't the coverage of it, I'll have to get by on scraps.

 

I don't have a great deal to say about last week's shooting in Connecticut. Between those who want to ban all guns, and those who vociferously resist any restrictions whatever on their right to keep and bear ams, there has been more heated debate than I care to participate in. I offer the opinion that mentally unstable, irrational, hate-filled individuals who engage in suicidal plots to take as many innocent people as they can out of the world with them will find a way to do so: It it isn't guns, then something else will do.

 

Last Sunday, a group of feminists proposed a "Wear Pants to Church" Sunday. I don't have a problem with women wearing pants to church.  I recall my grandmother in the 1960s wearing pants suits to church. What matters is what's in their hearts. But on those grounds, using worship service as a form of political or cultural protest instead of for worship does not deserve approbation.

 

 
2 Comment(s):
Confutus said...
The same day the shooting in Connecticut occurred, there was also a massacre of 20 children at a school in China. The killer there used...a knife.
December 21, 2012 07:59:20
 
Samuel Coons said...
About the Hobbit. I am going to see it tomorrow and am really excited for it. I have actually avoided watching reviews just for the purpose of forming my own opinion. About the shooting. Some people are even blaming video games, claiming it as the cause of violence. My response to that is, "Right. because nothing bad happened before video games were invented. Except for some of the worst crimes in human history!".
December 20, 2012 11:00:12
 
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