The Trailer for ‘Heaven Is For Real’ Will Make Your Eyes Roll

It’s the Christian movie trailer based off the book that was inspired by one child’s overactive imagination and spread by millions of gullible adults.

I present to you, Heaven is for Real:

Citation needed…

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You Know Who Doesn’t Like Christian Movies? Christians.

A new post by my very good friend and Patheos colleague Benjamin Corey, a preacher and blogger, shines a spotlight on the sad state of Christian moviemaking. One of his early-on conclusions:

[M]any well-meaning Christian families who are making an honest attempt to let their children watch something good, might actually get duped into showing their kids crap.

Evidently, Corey’s not alone. Since the days of Cecil B. DeMille‘s The Ten Commandments (1956) and Fred Zinnemann‘s A Man For All Seasons (1966), Christian movie fare hasn’t exactly been burning up the box office. (In saying that, I realize I’m using box office receipts as a proxy for quality. Let me know if I’m missing any masterful Christian flicks by that admittedly imperfect criterion.)

Here’s how bad it is:

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This is Why Skeptics Shouldn’t Make Horror Movies

We wouldn’t follow any of the scary movie tropes:

(via Boing Boing)

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The Genesis of the Flying Spaghetti Monster: A Movie

Zach Shukan wants to make a quality animated version of the Flying Spaghetti Monster creation story — one that would rival those Genesis movies Christians often make — and he’s asking for help on Kickstarter:

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This is What Oprah Doesn’t Understand About Atheists

The fallout from Oprah‘s ignorant comments toward an atheist guest is still in high gear and I offered my thoughts in the Washington Post‘s “On Faith” section:

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