Screen Junkies » religion http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:25:26 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 7 Reasons We Think Kirk Cameron Is Insane http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/7-reasons-we-think-kirk-cameron-is-insane/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/7-reasons-we-think-kirk-cameron-is-insane/#comments Mon, 05 Mar 2012 19:28:03 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=246779 His stance on gay marriage doesn't even enter into it.

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Kirk Cameron cheesed a lot of people off this weekend when he took the bold stance that the kid who played Ben Seaver didn’t fare too well with puberty. He also went on Piers Morgan Tonight and said inflammatory things about gay marriage. “I think that it’s unnatural,” Cameron said while feeling God’s love. “I think that it’s detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”

How awesome would it be if this guy went on Anderson Cooper? That would be awkward in the best ways. I’d pay to see that. Even better, put them together on The Surreal Life. Let’s get a Kickstarter going for that.

Until that glorious day, we’ll just have to stay entertained with all the bits of cray-cray Cameron has shared over the years, like these seven examples.

He Thinks Evolution Totally Sucks

Kirk Cameron hates evolution like a fat kid hates salad. And he’s rejected the laws of evolution in a far more vehement way than he would ever dare to defy the Laws of Jason Seaver. In fact, Cameron believes he can disprove the existence of evolution. Because we don’t have a duck that is also a crocodile. That’s his reasoning. Since that animal doesn’t exist, evolution therefore doesn’t exist. Apparently, Kirk Cameron doesn’t watch Syfy.

He Has Lame Arguments On ABC About God’s Existence

When ABC wanted to prove once and for all that God is an actual dude who lives in the sky like the Care Bears, they brought in the experts. Unfortunately for God, his experts were evangelical minister Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron. The pair squared off against Atheist representatives with the tried and true “God exists just because” approach. I can really see that they put a lot of time and thought into it.

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Liam Neeson Is Totally Into Islam Now http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/liam-neeson-is-totally-into-islam-now/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/liam-neeson-is-totally-into-islam-now/#comments Thu, 26 Jan 2012 20:18:13 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=243750 Yeah, more like Isliam Neeson.

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Well, this should help The Grey sell tickets in flyover country.

While filming in Istanbul, Liam Neeson found he had an affinity to the religion of Islam. After feeling uncomforted by Christianity following the tragic death of his wife, Natasha Richardson, The Grey star found solace in the Call to Prayer custom.

The actor, 59, admitted Islamic prayer “got into his spirit” while filming in Turkish city Istanbul.

He said: “The Call to Prayer happens five times a day and for the first week it drives you crazy, and then it just gets into your spirit and it’s the most beautiful, beautiful thing.

“There are 4,000 mosques in the city. Some are just stunning and it really makes me think about becoming a Muslim.”

Some might be outraged by this admission, but its his personal choice. We aren’t in any position to judge a man seeking solace. Plus, it will probably mean he grows a ridiculous beard just like he does in his movies. I’m in full support.

Also, this info comes from The Sun, so chances are Neeson has never even been to Turkey.

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Playing God: 8 Actors Who Took A Crack At The Divine http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/playing-god-8-actors-who-took-a-crack-at-the-divine/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/playing-god-8-actors-who-took-a-crack-at-the-divine/#comments Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:12:10 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=240023 They're all going to Hell.

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It has to be a challenge for any actor who is cast to play the role of God. First of all, it’s God. Those are some big sandals to fill. You need to come off as wise, all-knowing, kind, but yet fearful. Secondly, you have to look good in white or with an epic beard. Regardless of whether or not you deliver in your performance, there will always be detractors saying, “No. No. You got it all wrong. Where are the tentacles?” Goes to show that you can’t make all of the people happy all of the time.

In researching this piece, I found it strange that God hasn’t been portrayed on screen more often. Maybe it breaks a commandment or something. Here are the brave actors who were willing to risk eternal damnation for a paycheck.

Rodney Dangerfield – Angels with Angles

In his final role, Rodney Dangerfield portrayed God. In a movie made solely for old people, Frank Gorshin portrays a recently-deceased George Burns who is unhappy in Heaven. He wants to be reunited with his soul-mate but cannot because they are at different levels in the afterlife. Dangerfield’s God feels bad for Burns and strikes a deal with him. Go back to Earth and help a musician smuggle Cuban cigars and he’ll be reunited with his love. I know that God works in mysterious ways, but he really comes off lazy here. Are Cubans that coveted that even God himself can’t get them past customs?

George Burns – Oh, God!

George Burns was Hollywood’s go-to God for a few years. His unique power of being sarcastic and ancient made him a shoe-in to play the Creator in films like Oh, God!, Oh, God! Book II, and Oh, God! You Devil. In the film, Burns’s God approaches John Denver’s unassuming grocery manager to have him help spread his message, mostly because no one is going to take a cigar-chomping 96-year old who has made a career out of blonde jokes seriously. And after “Sunshine On My Shoulders,” Denver could have told us all to walk off a cliff and we would have done it.

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