Is it okay to watch the movie Thor?

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Philip

Puritan Board Graduate
I must say I'm too weak for movies, and that's why I don't watch them.
To weak for any movies? Here you are placing a categorical restriction on all films, even those that may be innocuous, such as much of what was produced in the "golden age of Hollywood."
 

J. Dean

Puritan Board Junior
If you're watching it for entertainment, no real issue.

If you're watching it with the intent of giving in to worldliness then yes.

If you're like me, you're upset that Donald Blake is not in the movie.
 

InSlaveryToChrist

Puritan Board Junior
I must say I'm too weak for movies, and that's why I don't watch them.
To weak for any movies? Here you are placing a categorical restriction on all films, even those that may be innocuous, such as much of what was produced in the "golden age of Hollywood."
I do mean movies in general. Although I haven't seen one in my whole life, I agree there may be some (but relatively few) "good" movies out there. By "good" here I mean that they are not made with the intention of bringing the viewer into temptation. Temptations are unavoidable, yes, because the reason for our temptation is found in us and our wicked heart. But I do disrespect movies that are intentionally loaded with catalysts to awaken our temptations.
 

Jake Terpstra

Puritan Board Freshman
I found it an enjoyable way to spend time with friends and a nice example of how chivalry and manhood is crippled by pride.
 

pianoman

Puritan Board Freshman
To my Friend Weston Stoler:

Me, bupton, and JD watched it last night, and since I was raised legalistically as you know from our countless conversations I would have been banned from watching that HERESY!!!. lol I thought about your question. Nothing in the movies questioned the sovereignty of Jesus, who he was, or anything that would be for God. It was pure fiction. Now if it would have been about alla, I would have had a problem.anyway, we must pray for ones legalistically bound, but at the same time, we must realize there are things a christian should not do i. e. drunkenness, vulgar partying, etc. Well, that's my take on it. how is jonathan edwards?
 
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Weston Stoler

Puritan Board Sophomore
Me, bupton, and JD watched it last night, and since I was raised legalistically as you know from our countless conversations I would have been banned from watching that HERESY!!!. lol I thought about your question. Nothing in the movies questioned the sovereignty of Jesus, who he was, or anything that would be for God. It was pure fiction. Now if it would have been about alla or Marroni or whatever that mormon guy is, I would have had a problem. You know how the old Independent Fundatmentals twisted scripture...."if it makes a brother stumble..." well, of course everything made them stumble. especailly when you showed them where scripture showed them their sin because they get really mad. haha anyway, we must pray for ones legalistically bound, but at the same time, we must realize there are things a christian should not do i. e. drunkenness, vulgar partying, etc. Well, that's my take on it. how is jonathan edwards?
My stuffed panda Jonathan Edwards is fine zach lol
I am glad you and JD got to use your Christian Liberty to watch a movie :p Yeah the old church would definatly not like thor at all.
 
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VictorBravo

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Let me offer a reminder not to allow a growing understanding of Christian liberty to lead to the sin of pride. . . . And a reminder that we are not here to offer broad-brushed general criticisms of other churches that claim and preach the gospel.

Specific discussion of error in an appropriate forum is welcome. Name calling without specific support crosses the line.
 

Weston Stoler

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Let me offer a reminder not to allow a growing understanding of Christian liberty to lead to the sin of pride. . . . And a reminder that we are not here to offer broad-brushed general criticisms of other churches that claim and preach the gospel.

Specific discussion of error in an appropriate forum is welcome. Name calling without specific support crosses the line.
editing as we speak!
 

Calvin87

Puritan Board Freshman
I have to say, I am always perplexed by these questions. I remember when my sister wanted to read the Harry Potter series when it came out. And my father read all of the books ahead of time, and eventually let her read them.

Listen, If you have ever read John Calvin's commentaries, you will begin to realize, that he read all of the books concerning theology and philosophy. It gave him a base to object to it, and also form an opinion about what he thought about it. And some of it I would like to add, was extremely heretical. Such as the writings of Michael Servetus concerning the trinity. The Apostle Paul had knowledge of other greek gods which he speaks about in acts I believe. Movies today are just fiction and philosophy that has been expounded upon for modern eyes and ears. Thor is absolutely about false gods. just hold fast to your objectivity. But I don't think its wrong to go see a movie. If that were the case, there are no movies fit to watch these days. Or really since movies began.
 

Reformed Roman

Puritan Board Freshman
If your just watching it for entertainment and nothing more, of course as others have said nothing wrong.

Though I will say I think we need to watch for the sin of "managing our time". I think many times when we have many responsibilities, we put those on the back seat for entertainment. Many people within church will go through the week, just reading a little of their Bible and praying right before bed. Because that's all their schedule allows. Why? Because they build their schedule and forget about the important things they need to do and top priorities.

We have Christian liberty, but sometimes we should give up the liberty? Just trying to bring an edifying thought here.
 

KevinInReno

Puritan Board Freshman
I would say "delighting in wickedness" is another type of movie to be avoided. I know p0rnography was brought up, as was heretical, but movies like Hanibal, Snuff type films, etc... completely delighting in wickedness - I would add to the list of not beneficial either.

Thor doesn't qualify on any of these grounds - no one is worshipping Thor these days.
 

RandPhoenix

Puritan Board Freshman
I'm actually kinda surprised at the people who enjoyed it. I found it to be kinda bland. The bad guy was predictable (I know, he's supposed to be if you read the comics, but it's a pet peeve when everyone is surprised when the cliche'd bad guy turns on them all), the romance was laughable, and most of the acting (beyond the lead and Portman) was hammy. And oh, the scene after the credits...*facepalm*
 

Philip

Puritan Board Graduate
most of the acting (beyond the lead and Portman) was hammy.
What did you expect when Ken Branagh is directing? Chewing the scenery is pretty standard, even in his classic Shakespeare films (ok, especially in those). Ham isn't all bad.
 
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