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Monday, January 11, 2010

Avatar Psychosis

Yes...it is #1 at the box office opening with $232 million worldwide but what other effects is the movie Avatar having? Avatar is giving us a good look into the mental and spiritual condition of it's viewers.

Many, after viewing the movie feel that life has become too unbearable to live when compared to the fantasy lives of those found in the movie. Avatar has revealed dissatisfaction and hopelessness in people. Many, after viewing the movie, have contemplated suicide and are experiencing depression. I call this condition "Avatar Psychosis."

Psychosis is a psychiatric condition characterized by a loss of touch with reality. Many people have allowed themselves to be bombarded with so much fantasy that they prefer it to reality. Avatar is just making the already embedded condition manifest itself. (By reading the article that I have linked at the bottom of this post you will understand what I am talking about.)

How many of us like the fantasy and the lie over the reality??? We need to plead for the author of reality to make the real alive once again in our lives and to fill the empty void that the fantasy leaves us with. It shows how shallow people are when, after watching a movie, they are ready to end it all. My gosh, who has heard of such a thing? People are without hope.

In the famous words of Jesus found in the book of John the 8th chapter starting at the 31st verse: "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

Another great passage is found in Romans, Chapter 1 starting in Verse 22: "Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised. Amen."

God...please help us!

Audiences experience 'Avatar' blues

- Michael

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