Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Hunger Games and such...

     I don't care what other bloggers say about the Hunger Games. I'm going to see it. The story is about fighting for what's right. It's about redemption. It's a story about fighting for your family and doing everything in your power to make sure they survive. The next books explain the revolution of this country and how the survivors of the game try to rid the country of the games completely. It's NOT about "kids killing kids" it's about getting thrown into a situation you think you will not return from and then rising up and defeating the evil. Much like the movies Gladiator and Robin Hood. You fight however you can in order to accomplish the greater good. Kids see violence every single day; this movie is nothing new. Killing the bad guy is in almost everything they see. If you want to shelter your children from violence, remove every tv you own and then lock them in their rooms for the rest of their lives. Violence is all around this world we live in, and there is nothing we can do to change that. We're human, very flawed, and full of mistakes. Adam ate, and we all fell.
     There is no perfection in this world, which is why Jesus dying was the most fantastic gift we could have ever been given. He died in a BRUTAL, DISGUSTING, way, so that we might all attain everlasting life. The story of the Hunger Games is no more disgusting than the Savior of the world getting the flesh ripped from His back with a cat of nine tails. It is no more disgusting than a crown of thorns getting rammed into His scalp. We live in a world that is full of violence and death. Like, for example, this Kony 2012 business. He's kidnapping children and making them kill their families and partake in a war they're too young to even understand. I agree that the Hunger Games is violent, but what about the other games happening right now that people turn a blind eye to because they don't want to have to deal with. The Hunger Games is fiction, but sometimes our reality is a little more brutal.