Started by stromboli, August 28, 2014, 12:26:30 PM
QuoteActor Kirk Cameron is taking political correctness to task this fall with a new movie that aims to deflate arguments regularly made against Christmas, while simultaneously pushing back against atheist activistsâ€™ annual attacks on the holiday.In â€œSaving Christmas,â€ Cameron plans to tackle some of the most controversial and disputed issues surrounding the celebration of Jesus Christâ€™s birthday â€" claims that he says have had a profound impact on the way believers and nonbelievers alike view the Christian celebration.â€œWe take on some of the most commonly parroted myths about the origins of Christmas.â€And while he has no idea exactly how atheists will respond to the feature film, which is slated to open November 14 in theaters across America, he predicts they likely wonâ€™t be too elated with its storyline.â€œI assume theyâ€™re going to get frustrated to see some of their best arguments deflated by this movie, because we take on some of the most commonly parroted myths about the origins of Christmas,â€ Cameron exclusively told TheBlaze Tuesday.Unlike some of his more recent projects, â€œSaving Christmasâ€ isnâ€™t a documentary. Itâ€™s a comedic narrative that weaves together educational elements that, through a character-driven storyline, address these common complaints and critiques.Cameron said some of the claims that will be addressed in the film include: the notion that Christmas is really a church co-opting of winter solstice celebrations, that Jesus was not born on December 25, that Christmas trees are pagan and that consumerism is overshadowing the true reason for the season.â€œItâ€™s a scripted story about a guy named Christian White who represents the typical white Christian male and heâ€™s got a bad case of religious bah humbugs,â€ Cameron said. â€œHe is just deflating his wifeâ€™s entire Christmas party because he has come to believe that everything weâ€™re doing at Christmas to celebrate is wrong.â€The movie includes reenactments of the original Christmas tree story, with portions and scripted scenes showing the nativity and the Council of Nicea, a pivotal event in the history of Christianity.Cameron, who is also one of the filmâ€™s stars, told TheBlaze that he decided to make â€œSaving Christmasâ€ to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season, while also pushing back against those who wish to â€œsnuff out [the holiday's] holy root.â€â€œChristmas is probably my favorite time of year,â€ he said. â€œIt seems to be the time of year when even cranky, grumpy people seem to be touched by the spirit of generosity and kindness and brotherly love and I know that that ultimately stems from the true reason for the season, which is Christ.â€Cameron continued, â€œItâ€™s obvious that there is a deliberate attempt to snuff out the holy root that has produced all this wonderful Christmas-time fruit. I think itâ€™s about time someone spoke out and made a movie about this.â€The â€œGrowing Painsâ€ actor, who has gone on to direct and produce numerous faith-themed films, said that atheist activistsâ€™ attempts to diminish the true nature of the holiday by taking aim at nativities and other symbols of faith amounts to political correctness run amok.â€œ[It is] offensive to 90 percent of people in our country who want to see nativity scenes and who know the birth of the Christ child is the fundamental root of Christianity, which is the ideology that built this country,â€ Cameron said.â€œSaving Christmasâ€ isnâ€™t an â€œangry rant about the culture war,â€ he said. Instead, itâ€™s a celebration of the holiday and of the Christian faith.â€œI think that we are much better served celebrating the things that we love and believe in rather than ranting about those who hate what we believe in,â€ Cameron said. â€œAnd so this movie is a celebration and an encouragement for people to dive headfirst into all of the joy and celebration that Christmas deserves.â€â€œSaving Christmas,â€ which will be distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films, is one of three movies announced in a new agreement between his production company, CAMFAM Studios, and Provident Films.Information on the names and subject matter of the subsequent films has not been released, though they are expected to come out in 2015 and 2016, respectively. â€œChristianity â€¦ is the ideology that built this country.â€â€œIâ€™ve been looking for a home for my projects for awhile now. We have big plans at CAMFAM Studios, and wanted to have a home base,â€ Cameron said in a press release announcing the partnership. â€œThe relationship with Provident Films has been developing over the past months, and we realized they were the natural choice.â€
Quote from: Green Bottle on August 28, 2014, 12:41:50 PMAnother great post Stromboli, and i will be waiting wi baited breath for it to reach these shores....So that i can fkn avoid it like the plague.
QuoteThe celebratory customs associated in various countries with Christmas have a mix of pagan, pre-Christian, Christian, and secular themes and origins. Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift giving, Christmas music and caroling, an exchange of Christmas cards, church celebrations, a special meal, and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holly. In addition, several closely related and often interchangeable figures, known as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, and Christkind, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season and have their own body of traditions and lore.[
QuoteItâ€™s a comedic narrative that weaves together educational elements that, through a character-driven storyline, address these common complaints and critiques.
QuoteAnd while he has no idea exactly how atheists will respond to the feature film, which is slated to open November 14 in theaters across America, he predicts they likely wonâ€™t be too elated with its storyline.
QuoteCameron said some of the claims that will be addressed in the film include: the notion that Christmas is really a church co-opting of winter solstice celebrations, that Jesus was not born on December 25, that Christmas trees are pagan and that consumerism is overshadowing the true reason for the season.
Quote from: Solitary on August 28, 2014, 12:52:41 PMThink about that! The weather? Good post Strom, and I hope Scotland becomes a free nation too. Solitary
Quote from: stromboli on August 28, 2014, 12:45:44 PMWish I was there to join you. And once again, my hope that Scotland becomes the free nation it deserves to be.
Quoteâ€œItâ€™s a scripted story about a guy named Christian White who represents the typical white Christian male
Quote from: aitm on August 28, 2014, 10:24:26 PMgee, what an original thought,,I wonder if kirk went to the Stan Lee academy for naming characters.....