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Is Scripture-Quoting a Sign that You’re Nuts?

WRH Bill Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 10:32 AM
I'm a non-theist, so, obviously, I don't view the Bible as an infallible source of Ultimate Truth. On the other hand, I also sometimes get annoyed with seeing Christians depicted as villains in movies, comics. etc.. For one thing, it's a cliche, a lazy substitute for character development. And it is unfair to Christians, who in my experience are often (not always) nice people even if I don't think they have a special pipeline to God. Just out of curiosity, is anyone reading this thread a fan of the cult sci-fi TV series "Firefly"? If so, what did you think of the character "Shepherd Book"?
Reginald10 Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 12:04 PM
Not particularly a "Firefly" fan, but I did enjoy Joss Wheadon's work on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". (Especially after the Twilight series debuted.) I appreciated that when he needed an incantation, it was in "real" Latin - the words and grammar were appropriate for the scenes. And he didn't dys the religious aspects, either.

Currently in the theaters is the movie, Safe Haven, based on the book by Nicholas Sparks. In the book, the bad guy goes around quoting Scripture.

Is quoting Bible verses indicative of a mental imbalance? To some of our cultural elites it would seem so.

By way of full disclosure, I have neither read the book nor seen the movie. (Nor do I want to vote with my money by buying a ticket for it, saying, “Yes, Hollywood, make more Christian-bashing movies.”) However, my wife read the book and said it’s a great story about an abused wife, fleeing from her...