Monday, July 2, 2007

Apocalypto

"You shall not give any of your children to offer them to Molech, and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lord." Leviticus 18:21

This is a stunning verse. This warning of God is also given in Leviticus 20:2-5; 2 Kings 23:10; and Jeremiah 32:35. Think about what God is saying here to His people. Do not give your children as a sacrifice. Who would do that? It's a horrendous thought, but one which pagan religions practiced.

The movie Apocalypto is gruesome, there's no doubt. Its depiction of human sacrifice is hard to watch. But the reality is that this is an accurate depiction of what religion leads to apart from Christ. Not that people must watch the movie. But it does serve as a reminder that our human race is a sordid one.

All the more remarkable that Christ came to save such humans.

2 comments:

the filthy augustinian said...

The movie was great! It was an explication of a "society destroying itself from within," and then salvation with the arrival of Magellan and the missionaries at the end.

rev will said...

The last third of the movie was as good as moviemaking gets (IMHO, of course).