“I Heart Huckabees”: A Great Critique of Contemporary North American Christianity

Posted: December 11, 2008 by limabean03 in Christianity, Film, Pop-Culture, The Christian Life
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This scene from “I Heart Huckabees” shows two, lost, wandering “un-believers” in a “Christian” home.  Unfortunately, the Christians have so capitulated to American culture that they have nothing prophetic to say to their visitors.  Both the Christians and the “un-believers” are equally lost.  In my mind, the conversation culminates with a girl at the dinner table exclaiming “Jesus can never be mad at us if we live with him in our hearts!”  Fast forward to 1 min 10 sec for the good stuff to begin in earnest.  Check it out below. 

  1. courtney says:

    I also think that this scene speaks volumes about the state of Christianity in the Western world. It is unfortunate that Hollywood so clearly sees the problem, and most Christians do not. Christians will raise their fists to Harry Potter, claiming that it is a threat to their children’s salvation… but are completely blind to how blurred the line between Truth and culture has become in our society. Apparently, Harry Potter will turn out children into hell-bound wizards… but a steady stream of advertisements teaching our kids to “want want want”… teaching them to worship and pursue mammon… taking them to churches with slogans like, “A shopping mall of opportunity” (not a joke)… apparently that’s not a danger. It’s such a subtle mixing of culture and truth that no one seems to notice it. Anyways, thank you for noticing.

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