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Corpus Christi Movie Shows Lack of Respect for Christian Belief

by Alex
(Canmore, Alberta)

I realize imagination is important and freedom of expression also. What is difficult for me to understand is how anyone can even determine this as being engaging to watch.

The concept of Jesus as being gay is contrary to what the gospel teaches about how we are to live our lives. If art is meant to get a reaction and be contrary, this topic would do it. But, again, what I do not understand is how would their thoughts even take them, the creators (of this material), to this realm of thinking.
The discussion of freedom - what are they arguing they are obtaining freedom from - slavery? Not being able to do what they want? No restrictions? This is dangerous and at what cost and who pays - society? Thus, we have laws in the land to govern us. Freedom. Within a boundary. This is important. God gave the 10 commandments to help us govern ourselves and our society is built on these laws. He knew we would need guidance. Think of the freedom Christ gave us when He died on the cross. What is it? I understand the need to be freed from our sins so God would view us as Holy in Christ. But I also think there is a freedom in our conscience that the Holy Spirit helps us with as we go through each day. Paul's discussion In Galatians chapter 5, verse 1 says:

"It is for Freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened by a yoke of slavery."
Paul was discussing freedom from the whole law because of the choice to circumcise or not. He continues to encourage us to live life by the Spirit. Verses 13-14 say:
"You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. The entire law is summed up in a single command: Love your neighbor as yourself."
Paul is warning the Church in Galatia about their behaviour. What is interesting are the next few verses:
"So I say, live by the spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature does what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want." (Vs 16-17)
So what does this have to do with freedom of conscience? From my perspective, my freedom in my thoughts and conscience comes from trying to live a life led by the Holy Spirit and not the sinful nature. See Galatians 5:19-26.

What I think is, it would be better to be at peace with God and live by the Spirit. That's my freedom for expression.

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