First Blast Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women

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  1. Anton Bruckner

    Anton Bruckner Puritan Board Professor

    Other than showing the graphic nature of abortion this movie is a must see for all Christians who are committed to pure unmitigated and unadulterated Biblical reasoning and common sense. Whilst this movie is primarily directed at women particularly Christian women to fulfill their God ordained roles, this movie implicitly upbraids lazy, unambitious, ungodly and pleasure loving men who shirk their responsibilities. It also imparts knowledge to the ignorant Christian layman as to God's decreed order for marriage and family.

    This is a must see and it should be a gift to every Christian teenage boy and girl.
     
  2. Grace Alone

    Grace Alone Puritan Board Senior

    One thing's for sure, I need to understand the ratings. Violence got a 1 and sex got a 5, so it must have a lot of one and none of the other???

    I am wondering why it was necessary to depict the graphic nature of abortion in a movie on the topic of fulfilling Biblical gender roles. For that reason, I probably won't watch it.
     
  3. Anton Bruckner

    Anton Bruckner Puritan Board Professor

    5 means good 1 means bad.
     
  4. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    Where do we buy it?
     
  5. Christusregnat

    Christusregnat Puritan Board Professor

    That's my buddie Colin Gunn; good guy.
     
  6. Christusregnat

    Christusregnat Puritan Board Professor

  7. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    Thanks. 18 dollars for 54 minutes looks a bit expensive (there had better be car chases and CGI dinosaurs!).
     
  8. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    AUdio series looks like a lot more for less.
     
  9. Anton Bruckner

    Anton Bruckner Puritan Board Professor

    I borrowed it from Netflix.
     
  10. larryjf

    larryjf Puritan Board Senior

    So does this have anything to do with John Knox?
     
  11. Wannabee

    Wannabee Obi Wan Kenobi

    Sort of - Knox wrote against the atrocities of Mary and this is the title of his writing. It's a twist of old English words with a meaning a bit different than what we see here.

    The graphic nature of showing aborted babies shouldn't deter anyone. It's heartbreaking, and accomplishes its purpose. Abortion cannot be divorced from feminism. And it's in direct succession to men abdicating their roles as leaders and protectors of the family. The graphic nature does not last long, but is very clear and challenging. There is a countdown, so you can skip it if you'd like (though you might not realize it until it's too late).

    This is not a popcorn and soda pop documentary. It's a challenging presentation of how distorted gender roles are in our society, including our churches. I would venture that everyone on this board could, in some aspect of their thinking, be called a feminist. I thought I was the last one to wear the label, but realized that it's too insidious to be set aside without serious soul searching. Prepare to be challenged and have your perceptions changed. We bought it for our church and almost every family has seen it.
     
  12. Anton Bruckner

    Anton Bruckner Puritan Board Professor

    you summed it up much better than me. But my inside was hurting and shacking when the abortion scene was shown. I had to shut my eyes and fast it up.
     
  13. Augusta

    Augusta Puritan Board Doctor

    I didn't know they had it!! Cool, its going to the top of my queue. :up:
     
  14. Whitefield

    Whitefield Puritan Board Junior

    Ripoff title

    Why rip off a historical title for a contemporary work?
    Can't they think up their own title?
     
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  15. larryjf

    larryjf Puritan Board Senior

    Good point...perhaps, "Second Blast Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women"
     
  16. DMcFadden

    DMcFadden Puritan Board Doctor

    It was not done to "rip off" the title, I'm sure. They reference Knox and his stand against the same issue afflicting us today in the video. In fact, you might go so far as to say that his book was the "inspiration" for the documentary.

    BTW, my apology for straying into your post by mistake. I hit edit rather than quote. Oops.
     
  17. Whitefield

    Whitefield Puritan Board Junior

    Ok, maybe it wasn't a deliberate rip off, but it certainly is a misdirection. Seeing the cover and title would lead me to believe it was a documentary on Knox and his argument against a female monarch. It seems to be an attempt to use the weight of Knox for their own ends [which may be good ends]. Just because I mention John Calvin in my book, should I borrow a facsimile of his 1559 Latin edition of the Institutes to use as the cover for my book? It seems to me that would be misleading, because one might look at the cover and think it is the Latin version of the Institutes, rather than a 21st century systematic.
     
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