Last night I went with one of my friends to see the still-playing movie, Constantine.I went with the expectation that the movie probably would not portray Catholicism accurately, but what I discovered was anti-Catholicism of the basest sort. In fact, the movie was not just anti-Catholic, but anti-Christian in general. The movie did not only misrepresent Catholic/Christian views, but it mocked and held them in contempt.
Although the examples of this hate propaganda are too many to relate, there are several that especially disgust me:
- The exorcist (the main character) is an individual who curses and has no faith in God.
- The exorcist, in ascending to heaven, gives the middle finger to the Devil.
- An angel drops the F-bomb.
- The exorcist performs last rites on a demon.
- The God and the Devil are not considered as Good/Evil respectively. They are rather portrayed as two equal forces, like two equally-vicious sides on a WWI battlefield with innocent earthlings stuck in no-man’s land. One gets the feeling that God doesn’t really care about humans. Somewhat Dualistic.
- A (Jesuit?) priest says that he (nor any priest, it is presumed) can perform a funeral mass for a girl who comitted suicide. Catholic doctrine is misrepresented here in the suggestion that all suicides go to hell.
- There is a hellish Bible that contains verses not found in the Christian Bible
- Christ is described as only being killed when struck with the “Spear of Destiny.”
- God is referred to as an hypocrit
- The “good Catholic girl” who commits suicide also involved herself with Ouija.
These are just a few of them. I strongly recommend NOT to see this movie, as it is the most repulsive anti-Catholic movie I’ve ever seen. I can stomach Jack Chick because his comics are humorous in that they claim to present authentic truths that are easily refuted by simple common sense, but this movie, although meant for entertainment, also has a scary underlying anti-Christian, anti-theistic agenda behind it, even if this agenda was not formally spelled out by the creators of the movie.
Has anyone else seen this movie? What are your thoughts on this movie and how it will affect society’s concepts of Catholicism and Christianity?
Personally I think it’s absurd that a movie like the Passion is shot down by many as being anti-Semitic, whereas movies like Constantine, which are so much more blatantly prejudical, are just considered innocent enertainment.