[quote="OrdinaryMelkite, post:8, topic:246831"]
This nation, while not technically a totally "Christian" nation, WAS founded on Judeo-Christian principles. Just because some of the Founding Fathers leaned toward a DEISTIC (not atheistic) view of life does not mean they did not intend a Judeo-Christian view to inform our country. They certainly intended religion (and virtue) to play an important part in public life. They actually intended religion to be protected FROM government interference, not the other way around.
More Christian-themed movies are being made every day and accepted into the mainstream----you can be cusre of that. The thing is, they are not accepted by the "elite" gatekeepers--------Hollywood. The movies are "outside the mainstream." Like I said, Hollywood should show a variety of viewpoints----NOT try to push a one-sided, blatantly secularist agenda down our throats.
As to the idea that people in Hollywood should be able to make ANYTHING they want-----no restrictions and they are answerable only to their investors-------
So you're saying they should make kiddie porn?
After all, that is "anything."
How about a movie calling for the deliberate mass murder of millions of people?
What do you really mean by "anything?":confused::shrug:
No, Christian values were based on moral principals. Morality existed long before both Judaism and Christianity. People tend to forget that...
Basically, morality doesn't depend on your religion, plenty of religious actions are immoral. The Spanish Inquisition, the Crusades, Islamic Terror groups, Christian Terrorists, the terrors inflicted on Palestine by Israel (such as the illegal use of white phosphorous weapons), the list is nearly endless. Morality varies from individual to individual. (that is not to say that religion itself is immoral, there are plenty of persons with good morals who ascribe to religion, just as there are moral people without)
Also, wow. Glad you were able to pick apart my argument that simply. Take one word and run with that to an extreme viewpoint without making any real refutations. I think Socrates just rolled over in his grave.
Back on topic though... You can't force your views on others. Hollywood embraces secularism, that's that.