Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Oh! those creative geniuses in Hollywood!

Here's the exciting and novel plotline of a planned movie. It's titled "God, the Devil, and Lucy," and goes Something Like This:
The story follows God and the Devil who, tired of eternally fighting for human souls, decide to settle things once and for all by coming down to Earth as mortal men and competing for the love of one woman that they mutually choose.
It is well-known that I don't believe in live prophets today, but I'm going to make a prediction.

She chooses "neither." Gospel of Humanism.

We'll see how I do.

13 comments:

Libbie said...

My vote would have been she'll choose someone else entirely. And God will nobly give her up, because he's all sacrificial and gentle like that, and the devil will try to kill the normal man she chooses and there will be a big shoot out at the end.

I realize my scenario is more likely to fall flat than yours...

DJP said...

...and there will be a big shoot out at the end

LOL! I love yours. Maybe an extended martial-arts sequence, sort of a "Crouching Devil, Hidden Deity."

More seriously, it depends, doesn't it? If they go sheer romantic humanist, yours is more probable. If they go mine and more feminist/humanist, she'll "realize" she doesn't need anybody or anything, and just be happy with herself.

Even So... said...

(total speculation forthcoming)

No it is going to turn out much, much worse....

God will win the love of the woman but will also have to become mortal, and will turn the universe over to the devil...

However, sentimental, temporal, earthly love will be seen as more important than eternal consequences...it wil be presented as God wins, and/or love is stronger than anything, even if a god who is evil is in control, he can't control free will love...

It is a sly metaphor against the God we serve, as if we can "trump" Him by loving one another...

Their suggested moral - god is love, love is god, and love conquers all...

True moral - the God of the Bible is evil, and if it feels good do it...

(end total speculation)

The deviousness of decepetion and depravity are going to be getting much worse, my dispy friend...

Father Brown said...

Libbie is exactly right. In fact, I have inside information that the girl in the movie will choose none other than the handsome and charming Father Brown.

P.S. DJP, If your prophecy comes true, then I just might switch my allegiance from Benny Hinn to you. No pressure my man...

Kim said...

No way. She's going to choose both. She's Canadian, and she is in full support of the re-definition of marriage.

When I first saw the title, all I could think of was Lucille Ball as Lucy Ricardo.

Apologia_Christi said...

Pardon me for being way off topic.

Hello there, Daniel. My name is also Daniel. I am the author of the blog "Apologia Christi". I came across your blog by searching "Christianity" through blogger. There's some good substantive and highly interesting material you have here. I'm sure to return!

Recently, I started a series called, "Remember Your Inheritance" that I thought you might be interested in reading. Below is a brief passage of the first installment. Give it a look and let me know what you think.

"If I were to ask you, "What do you get excited about?" you could give me a list of things depending on how old/young you are. If you're a 9 year old then odds are you're excited about your bike. If you're a little older than that you're excited about your boyfriend or girlfriend. If you're an outdoorsman like me you get excited about camping and canoeing. If you're a sports fanatic you've probably invested you're attention to fantasy football and every Sunday afternoon to watch the games. Some of you guys get excited about your computer. You get excited about a new gun or tool like a flyrod. You ladies, and I don't know why, get excited about curtains. All it does is block the sunlight and you love them. You get excited about a new couch, but you like it for different reasons than us guys do. You like the way it looks. Who cares what it looks like? What does it feel like? So I can sit down and watch a good football game on Sunday afternoon.

We get excited about all kinds of things, and that's good. We should enjoy this life. But what I want to show you today is something that I hope excites you more than any of these could ever hope to excite you. It's something I think we forget about and we lose focus on. It is what should be what is truly exciting to us. I want to look in Scripture at 1 Peter 1:3-6 (NASB).


"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain and inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice..."

We have an inheritance. It's there ready and waiting for us. Peter is going to attempt to describe this to us. He's going to show us several things about this inheritance. What is the source? What is the action that has to take place in order that we can qualify for the inheritance. He's going to show us the means through which the inheritance comes. And it's going to give us some qualities about that inheritance also that should absolutely excite us beyond anything we can imagine."

The Girl in Grey said...

Kim. Funny, I thought of Lucille Ball first too.

Which would have been a great deal funnier than the real thing, if that doesn't die the death of a thousand re-writes in a backroom in Hollywood someplace (I'm working on that one).

Libbie said...

Actually, the first Lucy that came to my mind was Lucy Pevensie.

DJP said...

This is all good -- but Libbie's "there will be a big shoot out at the end" is the one that still has me chuckling.

Daniel said...

There aren't enough Daniel's in the meta yet, so I will wade in as well.

Daniel (JP), I do believe you are going to be correct - call it "Daniel's intuition" - but that fits so nicely with Satan's current schtick, it would be almost jarring to see him change his M.O. midstream.

Gloria said...

Hmmm...Lucy, Lucifer...is there a connection?

Actually, the plot is rather like the real thing: God did become incarnate to win a Bride. Not to try to win one, mind you, but to actually win one. The devil may have thought it was a contest, but he never had a chance.

Kathryn said...

Or, perhaps they could have Deborah the prophetess and judge of Judges 4 to ride in and save the day. This being Hollywood, anything's possible.

ajlin said...

My concern is that if this movie is made, then many evangelical churches influenced by the Wild At Heart "God's a lover and risk-taker" ideas will actually promote this blasphemy.