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Kirk pretends to answer the problem of evil... and fails

By jwissick747
Written September 25, 2013
In Unstoppable, Cameron tries to answer Epicurus's Problem of Evil: "Is god willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then is he malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him god?" Or more simply, why does god allow bad things to happen to good people? Why does he not heal cancer patients, amputees, and the like. KIrk then walk you through the Genesis story with a white Adam who has a mud fetish, and a white eve being deceived by a serpent that looks strangely like a human. the story of Cain and Abel where god does nothing to protect the good son and then bends over backwards to protect the evil son. Then we are off to the fictional Noah's Ark where backhandedly acknowledges that the story is patently absurd. So, the answer to why bad things happen? To glorify god. Of course that is exactly what a person would expect to see in a universe with no god.
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Great movie!

By isolomonmd
Written September 26, 2013
Well written and well done. Goes through Scripture in detail and tells us why we may never know God's plan, but why we can trust Him anyway.
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Unstoppable

By JeriMuhich
Written September 25, 2013
Kirk makes some really interesting remarks about why bad things happen to good people, using stories from scripture and life stories to help make his points. Of course that assumes the audience believes the Bible as the inspired word of God. As a believer, I really got into his line of thinking, but if someone is a non-believer I don't think this movie would resonate with them. He shows us that good triumphs over evil and that God's message is unstoppable.
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Unstoppable

By casabella35
Written September 26, 2013
This movie is a must see for believers and non believers. Kirk Cameron breathes new life into the theatre experience by presenting it as a live event. He also does a fantastic job of answering the question that we all have or will have at one time in our life....If God is so good...then why does He allow bad things to happen to good people?" I guarantee you will walk away without a doubt, that God in His infinite Love & Mercy is an "Unstoppable" force! I give this movie 3 stars!!
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Not a good movie for the weak of faith

By mjkc00
Written September 25, 2013
OK story, but too much time spent showing how bad and mean God is. I understand it may have been necessary to prove a point and set the stage for the movie, but if anyone was weak in faith, I think they would have completely fallen away from God (wow, God is worse than I thought). Unless your faith is strong (luckily mine is), the movie didn't really help explain how people are actually strengthened by the bad things happening in their life. The examples were a stretch. The actual live broadcast appeared to be more of an ad for the university. It had a couple of good songs and a couple of good examples of bad things that happened to good people, but still hard to walk away feeling good or strengthened. It may have been better for the live broadcast to have continued for additional discussion after the movie. The movie just ended, credits rolled and once finished, thank you came up and lights back on. Ending at the university may have helped.
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