Does 'Hunger Games' have religious themes?
Father Jonathan Morris weighs in
- Duration 3:54
- Date Mar 25, 2012
Father Jonathan Morris weighs in
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Meanwhile the hunger games -- of the money.
Breaking box office records you've heard the violence.
In the film what about religious aspects here in -- -- is fox is religion.
Contributor and author of god wants you happy father Jonathan are not -- It's still people are talking about how violence -- if teams are are there also religious thing but this is not an endorsement OK and I don't know if anyone cares if I would endorse that anyway but.
I loved it.
The books I tried to get it last -- to watch the movie that was tool that gonna talk about it this morning yeah.
And -- -- which artists yet couldn't get in his it was still packed house them out in Long Island.
But I stayed up and got very little sleep last night I could not put the book down you know.
It I think it's very good now it's it's not.
-- kids movie.
There is violence.
It's dark it's very dark but has not so much religious themes is tremendously important philosophical existential themes.
When you give you a couple of them one.
There's a government that was democracy that is now to -- -- Syrian regime.
People really don't even know that.
And so you have this class warfare people saying scored living in great poverty.
People were living in the capital by this presidents know -- taken over basically are living in great luxury and wealth.
And then little by little they're emptying out the country's soul of all spiritual an existential meaning.
And and so these people -- -- a point in which the government actually put some up in these hunger games which is putting kids up against other kids.
To the point of death and they have to fight for their lives.
Having a discussion perhaps as parents and David it's -- -- I noticed I'm better than than -- -- But perhaps having these discussions what would you say to parents whose kids are really interested in it who maybe are hesitant about getting involved in the subject matter and it seems to me that what you're just talking about it.
It be an interesting dinner conversational get people talking about is the.
Apps loop point this is a teaching moment it's a story about self sacrifice.
Write a total self sacrifice of the main character cat -- who.
Decides that she's going to go in the place of her younger sit younger sister and beat the wind was going to die a court or fight on trying to survive.
I -- and then there's also the whole question of whether or not you can kill somebody if it's self defense.
But third this is on live television a government putting kids up against each other saying that you have to kill another person unless every -- all right.
-- and write about it and you should be -- -- trying to cabinet.
I put this on my FaceBook and I said what did you guys think about it people weren't yet you were saying I -- -- -- the worst thing others and -- loved it it's deep.
Not very black and white but very deep means that parents could be teaching their kids -- -- The second now is that a cautionary tale of extracting spirituality as you said -- a cautionary tale about big government -- what.
Give me the impression that this is it partisan book -- anyway but it does show horsemen know what it does show is that when government gets too big.
They can little by little take away your freedoms and people don't even realize what's happening to them to the point in which they start becoming.
-- dictators and saying we're going to have fun and being put people killing each other.
Now did that ever happen is a totally fictional.
How about -- -- on the times of the of the Roman empire coliseum coliseum right up -- about Soviet Russia how about the Nazi regime and there's all sorts of really negative things in history that perhaps far worse than a -- it goes -- -- -- -- -- -- go off it's not just and I am definitely not a paid spokesman for this stiff armed and that was grandma better so much what happened we'd like by the sudden there's nobody on the couch I know they went to the movies.
-- -- And -- self control exactly you know one we'll talk about that.