300 (starring Gerard Butler) -- God's Priorities

According to the movie 300, the Spartans were obsessed with superficialities. They were so distracted by their arbitrary standards for perfection that they threw innocent children away like garbage.

God does not (and should not) allow such civilizations to last very long. We Americans should take heed of this.

The further we stray from God's priorities the closer we get to sharing in Sparta's fate. Our godlessness already resembles that of the Spartans by the way we kill unborn children in the name of convenience or chop them up in the name of science.

We will be strong to the extent that we embrace godly ideals, which include caring for the needy, protecting the vulnerable and following our consciences.

There is a secret strength in trusting God. However, if we go on trusting our intellectuality or physical strength instead of God we will go on destroying ourselves and the world around us.

2 comments:

WhiteyMcWheatBread said...

I was following right along with you on this until I read:

"Our godlessness already resembles that of the Spartans by the way we kill unborn children in the name of convenience or chop them up in the name of science."

As humans we can be so different to be so alike. Good blog none the less. I think it is interesting the religious aspect you put into your reviews.

iolanthe95 said...

I love historical epics and I have a thing for swords and such on screen, but I really hate that the dark side of the Spartan ethos is so glorified in this film:

We are Sparta! We believe in:

Bravery yes, but strength of body is everything.

Friendship yes, but no mercy for foes or the weak.

Freedom yes, but on our terms and with no place for those we consider weak or different.

Sacrafice yes, but if we are dying for the above, have we really saved Western civilization?

When I point out my problems with the film to people who love it, they really think I don't get it. I think the problem is that I do.