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December 03, 2013  11:40pm

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Andy Doerksen

November 23, 2013  12:37pm

@mick f: Brother, I partially understand your frustration. There are many cases where Christians attempt to spiritually justify their entertainment habits. However, this isn't one of those cases; you're reacting out of ignorance and lack of discernment. Is that what you want to teach your children? 'The Hunger Games' trilogy fictionalizes Western society's decline into increasing socialism, decreasing freedom, and a full-blow culture of death. The political themes in THG are worth considering. On a character level, there are character traits and experiences that are reminiscent of Christ and/or the Christian life. Neither these novels, nor the films adapted from them, treat child sacrifice as "okay." Your assertion to the contrary reveals your absolute ignorance of these stories. If you were truly discerning, you would rejoice at the sprinkling of God's common grace upon humanity, such that genuine morals and truths appear in novels and movies (as per Rom. 2:14-15).

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Liz T

November 22, 2013  3:09am

Mick F, Although I understand where you are coming from in terms of criticizing Christianity Today for writing this article, it seems like you don't really know what The Hunger Games is about. Children are depicted killing each other, yes, but the story does not condone child sacrifice. The story warns us of a future version of the United States where people have become so obsessed with entertainment that they are okay with seeing children kill each other in order to get the emotional stimulation. No one sees or reads The Hunger Games and thinks, "Yeah, children killing each other is a really great idea!" I can understand your parenting choice to not let your daughter read it because of the dark nature (I don't know how old your daughter is). However, you should educate yourself about the actual plot before you say what you think it's about.

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mick f

November 21, 2013  7:41pm

Please stop trying to "Christianize" secular books and movies. The Hunger Games is not biblical, and it is not Christian. You are attempting, for whatever reason, to put something there that isn't. Personally, as Christian parents, we don't allow our daughter to read or see a story about children being killed by each other, and this kind of "entertainment" isn't welcome in our home. Hollywood might think child sacrifice is okay, but God doesn't, and nor should something that calls itself "Christianity Today". Hunger Game fans may say I'm over-reacting, I'm used to it, but I don't obey man's opinion. "The sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons. Are we trying to arouse the Lord’s jealousy? Are we stronger than he?" 1 Cor 10:20-22 Eph 5:8-13 Phil 4:8 2 Cor 6:14-18

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Liz T

November 20, 2013  3:15pm

Audrey Ruth, Gotcha. I guess it would be harder to understand Laura's point if you haven't read or watched the series

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