|I liked him a lot more in Critters 3 though, a movie I wish Kirk Cameron had been in so I could've seen him get eaten.|
Getting back to our leading man here, Cameron was a minor teen heartthrob during his time and, rather than taking that success to build a credible career, he instead converted from his atheist beliefs and turned himself towards Christianity. Now, I have no issue with his beliefs or Christianity. Sure, there are some seriously terrible Christians out there, but it's not all the practicing Christians' faults. No, the problem is that he let his faith essentially define his career to an extreme degree, focusing only on acting in heavy handed Christian films that usually were made for television. Now I know I'm skipping over some other things there, but this isn't a biography on him, this is a movie review. So yeah, he became known as the guy who made bad Christian films and it ended being a sure-fire sign that if his name was attached to a film, people would roll their eyes immediately. That brings us to the recent past, when a rather moronic statement was made that caught on a lot among the more idiotic people in the faith: there's a war on Christmas.
|Thanks for the honesty, John.|
Now, ignoring the fact that Jesus has been shown to have actually been born closer to Easter rather than December, this statement is so inaccurate it boggles the mind. Christianity is the biggest, most successful religion in the world and Christmas is probably the most popular holiday. Probably because it's a day where people get to eat a lot of food and get free shit. The "war on Christmas" originates from the idea that by asking people to show a bit of sensitivity by acknowledging that other religions exist that have their own non-Jesus related holidays around the same time is somehow taking away from Christmas and Christianity as a whole. That's fucking stupid. Our man Kirk Cameron took this idea and made a movie based around it. He made a movie based on the idea that Christianity and the most popular holiday in the world were somehow in danger because other religions want to be acknowledged. It's nice to know that the collective ego of Christianity is so fragile that it needs saving. This resulted in me seeing this movie and now I get to talk about it. Yay.
|Please don't make me do this...|
|Pass the bottle, Santa, because I may need some liquid strength for this one.|
|I'm pretty certain Doug Walker and his brother, Rob, created Santa Christ, Kirk.|
|Maybe I can hide under the tree. Surely he won't find me there.|
|It feels like he's trying to do more damage to Christmas rather than saving it.|