happy birthday dad & evan almighty thoughts.

it’s my dad’s birthday today and now that he’s asleep i thought i would tell him happy birthday publicly – i’ve already done it privately. he’s not bad for an old fart.

btw, i just got back from watching the preview of “evan almighty” and i thought it was really good. i would have described “bruce almighty” as a comedy that had a decent general faith message within it. i would describe “evan almighty” as a general faith movie that has some decent comedy within it. i’m not sure if any of my agnostic/atheist friends will be offended by it but i doubt that they will feel any of the same emotional involvement that i had with the film. there were allot of different parts of the movie that i found myself thinking “wow, that was a great point.” for one example, they did a great job of showing the absurd nature of a guy building a 450′ long boat. the people responded to him like he was an idiot. i also thought that the movie did a good job of showing that following GOD was not always understood by the people around the follower or even the follower his/herself. i wasn’t expecting the environmentalist message that the movie had but i thought it fit right in.

i know that the only reason that they had the preview for pastors was so that we would then promote the movie within our congregations. truthfully, it was because of this that i had no intention of doing so. the problem is that the movie was really good and i really think many of you would enjoy seeing it. i hate being a pawn of the movie industry.

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