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“The Shack”, the movie

Though a Christian de-convert, I read the book, “The Shack” when it came out in 2007.  I did mainly because so many Christians were condemning it.  It is about a Father who takes his kids camping while his wife is attending a work related meeting.  Their youngest daughter is kidnapped from their campground and found murdered.  He later meets 3 mythical characters , an African American female (God) , a Middle East male woodworker (Jesus) and an Asian female gardener (Holy Spirit) who teach him about grace and forgiveness.

The 3 mythical characters could have been Larry, Moe and Curly Joe from the Three Stooges for all I care.  It was all about forgiveness and grace albeit themes of various religions.

This past week, a movie of the same name debuted in theaters here in the USA.  I took my oldest daughter to see it today.  It followed much of what was in the book .  My daughter and I both wept during several scenes of the movie.

When I returned home, I looked at reviews of the movie and again the Christian Community criticized it for being “Theologically Incorrect”.  Several said, “How could God be portrayed as a Black Woman?”    WTF ???  It is a novel !  Theological Correctness never entered my mind.  I was touched because the theme of forgiveness is something I feel I could improve on in my life.

Forgiveness is not owned by Religion or Christianity in particular.   It’s something I feel we all could extend a little more of…….

 

 

 

 

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