Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Conviction, Of Gods and Men

I've watched 2 films recently, Conviction & Of Gods and Men, and realize how corrupted the world we live in is.

Men (women included) use every possible way to gain something for themselves. Even at the expense of someone else's life. How & when did we turn this way? Why is gaining something for ourselves so much more important than the value of another's life?

In Conviction, police officer Nancy Taylor would do anything to gain an award. She did it by perverting the law and threatening people into giving false witness. As a result, an innocent man, Kenneth Waters, was placed in jail obtaining a life sentence without parole.

In Of Gods and Men, terrorist are seen killing people in the name of religious purposes. How did religion become so violent?! Sadly, even more violence is done in the name of religion compared to anything else. How did man, whom God created in His image, became so cold to the point of killing with no hesitation? Even when the French monks took in an injured terrorist and gave him medical attention, still in the end we see that the terrorist kidnapped the monks and threatened to kill them if the French government will not free their 'friends'/accomplices. Which in the end, they did kill the monks.

Both films are adapted from real stories.

The world is filled with people like this... Can we change them? Can we accept them? Can we do anything about them?

It is probably beyond our power to do anything physically but we can always pray. Pray that God will change their hearts.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 "Never stop praying" [NLT]

Phillipians 4:6 "Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything." [NLT]