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(The Hollywood Reporter)   The producers behind "God's Not Dead" decide that since the last time Christians cared about anyone emerging from a cave, it was Jesus, they'll exploit the Thai soccer cave rescue for monetary gain because, clearly, Jesus was in that cave too   ( hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
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5 days ago  
That's not Jesus, it's a piss stain.
 
5 days ago  
The entire movie will be the cast praying for the kids to be safe and then Jesus comes and parts the rocks.  One kid will spend the entire movie mocking religion until he's almost dead and then suddenly comes back to life.

/Not sure if it's a better love story than Twilight
 
5 days ago  
Well, there were no Xtians in that cave, so there's that to consider. Awkward.
 
4 days ago  

Farxist Marxist: Well, there were no Xtians in that cave, so there's that to consider. Awkward.


All the more proof of his love and power?
 
4 days ago  
Michael Scott, the CEO and co-founder of Pure Flix, has been on the scene of the rescue for several days, as he lives in Thailand part-time.

A fundie Christian who spends a lot of time in Thailand? Pedo.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

BorgiaGinz: Michael Scott, the CEO and co-founder of Pure Flix, has been on the scene of the rescue for several days, as he lives in Thailand part-time.

A fundie Christian who spends a lot of time in Thailand? Pedo.


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4 days ago  
This was 100% Budda.
 
4 days ago  

enry: The entire movie will be the cast praying for the kids to be safe and then Jesus comes and parts the rocks.  One kid will spend the entire movie mocking religion until he's almost dead and then suddenly comes back to life.

/Not sure if it's a better love story than Twilight


Actually, if it's anything like God's Not Dead, the one who mocks religion will have a change of heart and then die, while the others, instead of trying to help him, were praying for his soul.  And then the Newsboys will sing about how great Jesus is.
 
4 days ago  

BorgiaGinz: Michael Scott, the CEO and co-founder of Pure Flix, has been on the scene of the rescue for several days, as he lives in Thailand part-time.

A fundie Christian who spends a lot of time in Thailand? Pedo.


Now, now, he could also just like to have sex with women who have penises.
 
4 days ago  
Michael Scott, the CEO and co-founder of Pure Flix...

So this is long-awaited follow-up to his previous movie.

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4 days ago  

Gubbo: Farxist Marxist: Well, there were no Xtians in that cave, so there's that to consider. Awkward.

All the more proof of his love and power?


That's why it took 17 days.  They only had Bronze level support.
 
4 days ago  
Apparently the audience for tasteless, religious dreck is larger than the audience for tasteless, objectivist dreck.  Even Atlas Shrugged fizzled out.
 
4 days ago  
Can we have the movie where jesus walks into a childrens cancer ward and cures them all?

or jesus says "cancer is horrible, I god rid of it entirely".

Or is that taking the fiction just too far?
 
4 days ago  

You Are All Sheep: Can we have the movie where jesus walks into a childrens cancer ward and cures them all?

or jesus says "cancer is horrible, I god rid of it entirely".

Or is that taking the fiction just too far?


Silly heretic. How would we prove to Jesus that we love him if there weren't bad things like cancer to encourage us to beseech his help.
 
4 days ago  

Farxist Marxist: Well, there were no Xtians in that cave, so there's that to consider. Awkward.


Well they're gonna make damn sure that they BECOME Christians, dammit!
 
4 days ago  
The second-most Jesus-y thing to do is to ensure that all goes well during the rescue effort so that, indeed, everyone got out alive.

The first-most Jesus-y thing to do would've been, MAKE SURE THEY DON'T GET TRAPPED IN THE FIRST PLACE.
 
4 days ago  
Now you just have to pay the kids to claim they all converted while in the cave.
 
4 days ago  

snowshovel: The second-most Jesus-y thing to do is to ensure that all goes well during the rescue effort so that, indeed, everyone got out alive.

The first-most Jesus-y thing to do would've been, MAKE SURE THEY DON'T GET TRAPPED IN THE FIRST PLACE.


well someone had to die during the rescue, remember christianity requires a sacrifice.
 
4 days ago  
Well you knew someone was going to make a movie out of it.  My guess was Disney.

/It could still happen
 
4 days ago  
I sent thoughts and prayers

Well, mostly thoughts
 
4 days ago  

snowshovel: The second-most Jesus-y thing to do is to ensure that all goes well during the rescue effort so that, indeed, everyone got out alive.

The first-most Jesus-y thing to do would've been, MAKE SURE THEY DON'T GET TRAPPED IN THE FIRST PLACE.


Well, in his defense he was helping my sports team win a game.
 
4 days ago  

Farxist Marxist: Well, there were no Xtians in that cave, so there's that to consider. Awkward.


Xmas is short for christmas so it apprats the "X" is short for "christ" not "chris".  Xtian would be short for christtian?  Shouldn't it be Xian?  Just sayin'
 
4 days ago  
I wish I was way sleazier so I could take money from the people that watch these movies. They are practically begging you to take their money at this point.
 
4 days ago  
So these people really think that this was all due to their god? Then someone should ask them why they would worship a being that would lead a bunch of kids into a cave for weeks and then allow one of the rescuers to die.
 
4 days ago  
But, will Kevin Sorbo show up?
 
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4 days ago  
That farking Jesus guy is always trying to take credit for other people's hard work!
 
4 days ago  

Summoner101: Apparently the audience for tasteless, religious dreck is larger than the audience for tasteless, objectivist dreck.  Even Atlas Shrugged fizzled out.


Well, there's kind of a baseline guaranteed audience for these movies -- fundamentalists go to see them in busloads on their opening weekends.  So as long as you keep the budget down, it's a guaranteed profit.

Atlas Shrugged fizzled because it wasn't Jesus-y enough for churches to go, and those movies were so bad that people didn't want to go buy tickets to stiggit to the libs.
 
4 days ago  
Sop is this going to be the real story of twelve Thai kids in a cave, or will it just be "inspired" by real events?

I can easily see this turning into twelve white boys from a church mission group trapped in a cave in Kentucky who spend all their time praying for deliverance while the atheist FEMA team leader keeps saying they should let them die because it's too expensive to get them out until he's put in his place by one of the Donald Trump, who singlehandedly leads them all to safety.
 
4 days ago  

Great_Milenko: Sop is this going to be the real story of twelve Thai kids in a cave, or will it just be "inspired" by real events?

I can easily see this turning into twelve white boys from a church mission group trapped in a cave in Kentucky who spend all their time praying for deliverance while the atheist FEMA team leader keeps saying they should let them die because it's too expensive to get them out until he's put in his place by one of the Donald Trump, who singlehandedly leads them all to safety.


And then he uses the cave to imprison immigrant children, because, hey, empty cave.
 
4 days ago  
Will Buddha get a cameo?
 
4 days ago  
Looks like they're going to do it as an inspirational film and not a christian one, so good luck with that.

I heard that the boys are going through ordination soon because their parents promised it in their prayers if they made it out alive.  Bet that doesn't make it in the final script.

"This isn't just about a movie, it's about honoring everybody involved, including the soldier who died," he said.

Oh that Navy Seal is now going to come back and kick your ass.
 
4 days ago  
None of that spiritual activity going on outside the cave was the least biatchristian, so as long as they credit what gods or spirits the Thais were appealing to, I'm okay with it.  Besides, I'm pretty sure Hey-sus is stuck in some detention center near the southern US border.
 
4 days ago  
I sent thoughts and prayers to those kids in the cave.
The kids in the cave were rescued.

Therefore, I have unequivocally proven the existence of God.

Q.E.D.

/this actually makes more sense than some of the arguments in yesterday's Star Wars thread.
 
4 days ago  
Oh my god! A movie studio is exploiting a recent event to make a movie and profit!

I am shocked. SHOCKED I SAY.
 
4 days ago  
At least I can look forward to Brad Jones snarking the fark out of it for my amusement someday
 
4 days ago  

enry: The entire movie will be the cast praying for the kids to be safe and then Jesus comes and parts the rocks.  One kid will spend the entire movie mocking religion until he's almost dead and then suddenly comes back to life.


No, it'll be the coach that slowly looses faith over the course of the film. Can't show the children doubting because of the wisdom of children trope plus it makes their target audience like them less.
The coach will slowly lose faith through their trial with a lot of moaning about how god had abandoned them but at the darkest hour/film's climax one of the kids will demonstrate unshakable faith and say something like "Jesus will save us". Then as he swims through the cave they'll do a quick flashback to moments of religion/family/teaching in the coach's life and as he emerges into the light his faith will be rekindled in a very allegorical moment. Everybody embraces, praise Jesus, roll credits.
 
4 days ago  

enry: The entire movie will be the cast praying for the kids to be safe and then Jesus comes and parts the rocks. One kid will spend the entire movie mocking religion until he's almost dead and then suddenly comes back to life.


There is a "The Last Jedi" joke in there somewhere...
 
4 days ago  
So, "God's Not Dead, but Thailand is his Blind Spot" will be direct to DVD this September?
 
4 days ago  
(Thai children)

Dear God,

What's with all the rain? Will you save us if we quit bowing at statues of the fat, bald guy?

Regards,
Wild Boars
 
4 days ago  

TwilightZone: what gods or spirits the Thais were appealing to


94% Buddhist... but 5% Muslim, so given the number of people involved in this at least a few were probably praying to the Abrahamic god.

Also the Theravada school as it's used in the service of state-mandated religion actually has rather a lot in common with Christian Dominionism in terms of how it operates and what it's trying to achieve (... unfortunately) so I can actually maybe see this not necessarily being a complete clusterfark of culture-fail.
 
4 days ago  
Of course, if all the kids had died, Christians would also have claimed that it was part of their gods plan. He needed more angels or some such bullshiat.
 
4 days ago  
In all fairness, the guy does live in Thailand part-time and was on scene for the rescue. It's not hard to imagine this story would make for a good movie. It's not like Hollywood exploiting 9/11 for monetary gain.
 
4 days ago  

Thong_of_Zardoz: I sent thoughts and prayers to those kids in the cave.
The kids in the cave were rescued.

Therefore, I have unequivocally proven the existence of God.

Q.E.D.

/this actually makes more sense than some of the arguments in yesterday's Star Wars thread.


Oh yeah? Well I was praying for them to die, so checkmate!

/no, I wasn't
//praying shouldn't be for grownups
///I don't like letting "god" hog the credit for what brave humans actually did
 
4 days ago  

chewielouie: In all fairness, the guy does live in Thailand part-time and was on scene for the rescue. It's not hard to imagine this story would make for a good movie. It's not like Hollywood exploiting 9/11 for monetary gain.


Yeah, a fundamentalist who spends a lot of his time in Thailand went running when he heard a bunch of little boys were trapped.
 
4 days ago  
If Jesus was involved, it would have only taken 3 days.
 
4 days ago  
Did God  or trained scuba divers save the kids? The only thing god contributed was the rain that trapped them.
 
4 days ago  
As long as they make all the kids know perfect English like real Christians.. and at the end everyone is converted to Christianity because they knew Jesus saved them single handedly.. I'll be fine with it.
 
4 days ago  

Metaluna Mutant: Did God  or trained scuba divers save the kids? The only thing god contributed was the rain that trapped them.


God trained the scuba divers, bruh.
 
4 days ago  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: enry: The entire movie will be the cast praying for the kids to be safe and then Jesus comes and parts the rocks.  One kid will spend the entire movie mocking religion until he's almost dead and then suddenly comes back to life.

No, it'll be the coach that slowly looses faith over the course of the film. Can't show the children doubting because of the wisdom of children trope plus it makes their target audience like them less.
The coach will slowly lose faith through their trial with a lot of moaning about how god had abandoned them but at the darkest hour/film's climax one of the kids will demonstrate unshakable faith and say something like "Jesus will save us". Then as he swims through the cave they'll do a quick flashback to moments of religion/family/teaching in the coach's life and as he emerges into the light his faith will be rekindled in a very allegorical moment. Everybody embraces, praise Jesus, roll credits.


Can't be that either. Remember, these movies take place in some theoretical alternate dimension where most people don't know anything about Jesus, and the few Christians are a downtrodden minority bravely standing up to the evil atheist bureaucrats. So the one jesusy kid will sacrifice himself ...somehow... for everyone, showing the rest of them the light.

Also it's in Thailand, so lots of opportunity for the "mystical ethnic" trope to be played out. Also a white guy saves everyone. The end.
 
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