Written January 23, 2015
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.
Written October 30, 2014
I felt more like I was at a sermon than a movie. I really thought this was going to be a movie about a persons life that lost the battle with cancer and how their faith in Christ helped them through the issues. They also posed the question "Why do bad things happen to good people." I do not feel they gave any type of adequate response, and this question / statement was mentioned numerous times.
Written October 04, 2013
Listen to the good reviews and don't listen to the negative people nitpicking. This movie is FANTASTIC!! He was very honest and thorough about why some people just don't get God and His ways but gave reasons as to why we should trust Him regardless. Kirk gave great examples and presented the message in a way that was understanding to non Christians too.
Well done Kirk!!
Written October 14, 2013
Kirk Cameron brings yet another inspiring, reality based movie to the big screen. It is a tear jerker - unless you don't believe in God.
This movie is the story of Cameron's young friend who is dying, as Kirk struggles with accepting his friend's fate. Cameron explains his understanding of the bible beginning with Genesis with which he tries to understand why tragedy happens to people - especially people who don't deserve it. Cameron presents a pretty accurate understanding of biblical theology and this movie may be helpful for those struggling with tragedy in their lives. Does he come up with a rational conclusion - you'll have to watch the end to see.
Written March 06, 2015
I enjoyed the way Kirk attacks a big question, "if GOD is loving, how could HE allow bad things to happen to good people?" Go see the movie and get equipped for a question seen on our college campuses and in our daily lives.