Yesterday I received an email promoting a new Christian move called October Baby It is about a girl that is an abortion survivor and her journey of self discovery upon finding out about her history.
What made the email noticeable was this statement:
“This weekend, when the biggest box-office hit is expected be a film based on a popular book about young people being forced to fight to the death, OCTOBER BABY hits theaters with a resounding message about the sanctity of life. Talk about a culture in need of a wake-up call!”
I thought this was a rather annoying, if not just rude, way to advertise a movie. I think that the “death obsessed” book series they mentioned (The Hunger Games) has a lot to say to us about many issues including social justice, how we should treat others, oppression, and materialism. I think it also opens the door to some significant and meaningful reflection and conversation.
So, I replied to the email with my feedback, not expecting any response really. Instead, withing five minutes I received a response that included this statement:
…a small job(sic – jab) at one of your favorite stories that really, as (sic – has) little eternal value in the eyes of the Kingdom.
My beef is with the statement that (the Hunger Games) “has little eternal value in the eyes of the Kingdom.” So, I wanted to ask you what you think. Do you think The Hunger Games has little eternal value in the eyes of the Kingdom?