The Flaws in Wrinkle in Time Movie Are Deliberate

REad here.

“In an interview with Screen Rant, writer Jennifer Lee explained why she took out the Christian themes and Bible references from the book. “It wasn’t removed, it was just opened up in language that wasn’t exclusive, guardian angels versus stars, are they the same thing? Maybe,” Lee said. She emphasized “inclusivity,” saying, “Since we’re not limiting, we’re not picking some religion, but we’re saying we all feel, we can feel that you’re a part of something extraordinary and the messages are the same.”

This helps explain why the film ditched the book’s explicit Christian themes, trading them for vague New Age spirituality that failed to deliver the depth of the original story. Furthermore, it is the exact opposite of “inclusive” to excise all Christian historical references, even to Jesus, Copernicus, or Michelangelo.”

I’m not ‘boycotting’ the movie.  I’m just not spending money to see it for a number of reasons- partly because I prefer to spend my money not paying somebody for actively trying to destroy the culture of Christianity.  I don’t understand why so many professed believers  are perfectly willing to lay down their shekels to reward people who hate them, hate what they stand for, hate the Christ to whom we owe allegiance and are hell-bent, and I use that term deliberately, on erasing all the the marks that distinguish Christianity from current culture in the name of being ‘inclusive.’

What I understand even less is the way the same people who are willing to pay for the privilege of being entertained by being scorned and erased are also willing to scorn and mock their brethren who take a stand against such treatment.  However weak or weird that stand may be, you know what? At least it is one.  You don’t have to agree with it, but to mock it, sneer at it, and censor it and make sure everybody knows you’re not like *those* idiotic sorts of Christians… it brings to mind one half of a pair of sinners praying aloud in the temple in a lesson Jesus shared, and I don’t mean the tax-collector. 

I’ve been on the wrong side and the right side of boycotts. I’ve boycotted things that were a waste of my time and energy and I’ve not boycotted things I should have.   I’ve heard people justify this stance or that on the basis of being salt and light.   I don’t think a boycott is either, regardless of whether it’s the right decision or not.

But I’ve come to believe the biggest error of all is to mock fellow Christians to unbelievers. That marks you as neither salt nor light, but as a traitor, a person more loyal to having the approval of those who do not love the Lord you are supposed to serve than to His fellow servants.

Yes, some of them, some of us, are dumb, awkward, more embarrassing than spinach in your teeth on school picture day.   You can make yourself seem superior in the eyes of a few other worldlings.  Do you really think that it’s making you look better to God?

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4 Comments

  1. Cindy
    Posted March 19, 2018 at 6:31 am | Permalink

    Boycotts are done to change behavior. As such, I’ve never participated in any. However, when I find that people are taking my money and turning that profit into active harm against me and mine, they don’t get my money if I can help it. We’d have to leave the world entirely to avoid ever doing business with people who mean us harm, it’s so widespread, but we do have choices to make. And yes, people who fail to show solidarity on these “small” things are certainly going to betray when backs are literally against the wall. It’s good to know who they are, at least.

  2. Frances
    Posted March 19, 2018 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    When they first announced Disney was doing The Little Mermaid I wondered how they would present her quest for a soul etc.

    Silly old me!

    • Headmistress
      Posted March 19, 2018 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

      I know- I was baffled at the choice myself. I couldn’t imagine how they’d tell that story. I don’t know why on earth I naively imagined they’d be trying to tell that story at all.

  3. Chris
    Posted March 21, 2018 at 6:06 am | Permalink

    This is one of my favorite books from childhood. When I read it the first couple of times I realized that I only partly understood it. That made me love it even more. I was probably 7 or 8? I won’t let a poorly conceived movie do anything to mar my experience of this story. Sometimes I don’t mind when movies or shows alter my favorite books, if the soul of the story remains. Usually it does not.

    So, I am not boycotting so much as I am totally disinterested in seeing this mess. Besides, if the acting in the TRAILER is stilted, I can’t imagine how bad it is in the parts they didn’t cherrypick. Yikes.

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