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Thursday, July 12, 2007

God in the Ghost Movie

I went with a couple of chums last night to a late showing of 1408, the current film based on a story by Stephen King. It starred John Cusack, one of my all-time favorite actors.

I really appreciate a well-written ghost story. This one was better than average but not stellar. A good ghost story always begs these two questions:

- Is there life beyond death?
- Is there a God and does He love or hate us?

I liked 1408 not only because it was a moderately scary flick, but because it did grapple with those two questions pretty effectively. Of course, most ghost stories fall very short of giving complete and correct answers but in an aggressively atheistic and materialistic cultural context, the questions themselves may represent progress.

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Anonymous said...

Ghosts or demons?

Pastor Scott Stiegemeyer said...

For the record, I don't believe in ghosts. I do believe in demons. I also do believe that there are many things that occur which cannot be explained scientifically.


Peter said...

Thanks for the heads up on 1408. What other movies of this type would you recommend?

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