Sunday, June 07, 2015

The Atheistic, Nihilistic Despair Of Birdman

We watched the Oscar-winner, Birdman last night. I won't do a full review as I spent the morning experimenting with Haggen's store-made pork sausage. Like almost everything Haggen's has done since they took over the local Albertsons at the behest of the government, it was awful.


Back to the movie observation.

There's a scene in it where the protagonist's daughter rails at him that he is nothing. He's not just a washed-up, has-been actor, he was never any good in the first place and he's utterly worthless. It's a key speech as everyone in the movie seems to have this very same opinion of themselves and all those around them. No one is happy.

As I watched it, my immediate reaction was, "No! You were made by a loving God who gave His only Son for your salvation! We are all loved, we are all important. In the eyes of God, as it should be with our own eyes, we are all equally loved and important, from the schizophrenic alcoholic on the street corner to the biggest movie star there is!"

My world-view is on the wane, however, and I don't expect to see it on the big screen, not even quietly mouthed by a minor character.

Oh well. That's progress, such as it is.

In other news, the feminist icon coed who ran around a campus carrying her mattress in protest over an alleged rape and whose world-view is ascendant, has released a sex tape. Forward, indeed.


IlĂ­on said...

And this devaluing of all human beings is all the more darkly amusing when one recalls that the humanists gained their current cultural ascendancy on the promise to free mankind of the (allegedly) devalued status Christianity assigns us. Of course, they *also* condemn Christianity for (allegedly) over-stating the value of human beings, indivudually and collectively.

K T Cat said...

It's the old GK Chesterton bit about Christianity being simultaneously too much of two contradictory things.

SRV said...

KT, I assume you live in Southern California as I do? I observe your Haggen's reference. In the San Diego area they've taken over both former Albertson's and Von's locations. I don't find their stores appealing at all.