Seven reasons I hated the movie “Seven Pounds”… and one reason I liked it.
1) It teaches that suicide is acceptable, even honorable, if the cause is noble.
2) It glamorizes suicide, making it seem alluring, mystical, even beautiful.
3) It glorifies the power of humanism–to rise to the highest level of “goodness” and “generosity” to rectify and justify human error.
4) It rejects the idea of a God who forgives human mistakes and sheds love abroad in our hearts, so we can forgive others and ourselves.
5) It rejects the truth that God has the power to turn the evil of our mistakes into something good–even eternal, without digressing to suicide.
6) It projects the idea that man is left alone in this world to right his own wrongs and has the ability to atone for his owns mistakes.
7) It did not take into account that the body parts donated by the main character, actor Will Smith, at the price of suicide–to allow others to live with higher quality of life–may have been physically rejected by the recipients. His death and gifts would have been offered in vain.
One Reason I Liked the Movie:
1) It shows what can happen if a driver is busy using his Blackberry instead of paying attention to the traffic and road.
4 Comments Add yours
7 reasons I like your posts:
1. they glorify G-d
2. they encourage me in dry seasons
3. they bring forth laughter
4. your insights are thought provoking
5. your words are trust worthy
6. blogs with pictures are more interesting
7. you are a Godly woman who’s thoughts are worth reading
love you friend. thank you for being you.
Amen and Amen…couldn’t have agreed more with your conclusions. I went to see it Christmas night with my sister. All I saw in the main character was a tormented soul whose seemingly altruestic behavior masked horrifying guilt.
The only positive I took away was the fact that we all really need a Savior….
Wow! Thank you so much. I am honored that you stop by and read. Your comment made my day today!
I definitely concur with your assessment of the movie.
I feel that the movie could have been at least a little optimistic for the main character. The film could have taught people a valuable lesson of perhaps how to overcome tough challenges placed in our paths instead resorting to suicide. His suicidal commitment further revealed how much of a failure he was.