I have never before in my life seen 3, count'em 3, Christian movies in the list of top box office films at the same time.
We have been blessed with "Noah," "God's Not Dead," and "Son Of God."
What could have prompted this flurry of activity from our Ghost-Worshiping friends?
Let's look back a few years and see ...
In 2010, the movie "Agoura" (starring Rachel Weisz) was nominated for best film at the European Film Awards, and at the Cinema Writers Circle Awards in Spain. At the Hamptons International Film Festival it won the Feature Film Prize in Science and Technology.
It told the story of the rise to power of early Christianity and the brutal murder of one of the world's first female scientists, Hypatia (Weisz).
It had a budget of 70 million dollars.
Yet, worldwide, it brought in only 38 million dollars.
And in Christian America, 600 ...
(Yes, you read that right ... thousand)
Now fast forward to 2013
"12 Years A Slave" won 3 Academy Awards including Best Picture, won 135 other awards, and earned 133 other nominations, and has been out since last November ... yet it has earned less than 2 of the 3 Jesus movies currently on the top box office list.
I smell a rat.
And that rat is wearing a tiny little cross around its neck.
"12 Years A Slave" didn't hide the truth that Christians desperately wanted hidden - the biblical justification for slavery. The film documents the reality that Christians never want mentioned: that nearly all of those slave owners who were beating, torturing, and killing their "property" without fear of legal punishment, were Bible-believing Christians.
In America in those days the chances of finding a Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, or Atheist were virtually nil. The fact that the most influential of our Founding Fathers were Deists and Universalists (both of whom believed in a god) was one of the most fortuitous situations in human history. It led to the establishment of the world's first Secular Democracy, which would become the model for most of today's advanced nations.
In the 21st century, the catastrophic worldwide drop in Christianity, even in devout America, has Christians panicking. They fired a Pope for the first time in 700 years, and the new one is doing as much as he can to stop the hemorrhaging. And the flooding of our theaters with Jesus movies is another sign of the desperation they are feeling.
Just as they were able to gain control of the Roman Empire, Christians have been increasing their efforts to take over America. Every single member of Congress, the President, and all 9 Supreme Court judges are all Ghost Worshipers. The Constitution is the only roadblock left standing in their way. But the wall that separates American government from the forces of God is constantly under attack; and has been since its founding.
The Christian Far Right now has majority control of the Supreme Court which has given them the power to "reinterpret" the intentions of our Founding Fathers. One example: corporations are now people. Need another example? The Rich can now purchase and control our government. I would give more examples, but I get too depressed.
Need documentation to backup what I've claimed. Try this:
That link forces the question, if America really were a "Christian nation," why would Theocrats be doing everything in their power to try to change it into ... a Christian nation?
That link proves that we aren't, and never have been, a Christian nation.
Only time will tell ... if that will change.