Biblical References, including Christ, Cut From Disney Movie, “A Wrinkle in Time”
Jesus loves the little children…
All the little children of the world.
Red and yellow, black and white,
They are precious in His sight.
Jesus loves the little children of the world.
ChristianPost.com reports that
The writer of Disney’s adaptation of “A Wrinkle in Time” says she cut Bible references, including Jesus, from the film because, as she claims, “society has progressed.”
Screenwriter Jennifer Lee (“Frozen”) was tapped to transform the children’s book into a big budget film, but in the process eliminated the biblical references that devout Episcopalian L’Engle included in her original work. In an interview with Uproxx last month, Lee explained why she omitted all of the Christian elements that are a significant part of L’Engle’s book.
“What I looked at, one of the reasons Madeleine L’Engle’s [book] … had that strong Christian element to it wasn’t just because she was Christian, but because she was frustrated with things that needed to be said to her in the world and she wasn’t finding a way to say it and she wanted to stay true to her faith,” Lee said. “And I respect that and I understand those feelings of things you want to say in the world that need to be said that are out there. In a good way, I think there are a lot of elements of what she wrote that we have progressed as a society and we can move onto the other elements.”
The children’s science fantasy book is about a little girl named Meg who travels through space to find her missing father, a scientist. In what ultimately becomes a battle between good and evil, three celestial beings named Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which help Meg on her journey and guide her with scriptures like 1 Corinthians 1:27–29 and John 1:5.
In the book, Meg’s brother, Charles, realizes that Jesus is a fighter of evil, and even asks Meg’s friend Calvin to read him a bedtime story from the book of Genesis. However, these elements won’t be seen in the film adaptation of the book.
Instead, Lee said she focused on the battle between light and darkness, which she described as being “universal.”
“In a sad way, some of the other elements are more important right now and bigger — sort of this fight of light against darkness. It’s a universal thing and timeless and seems to be a battle that has to keep being had,” she said.
The screenwriter said the Disney version celebrates inclusiveness and diversity, and argued that including Bible verses and other Christian elements would stray from that. “I can’t put words in [Madeleine L’Engle’s] mouth — and I worked with one of our producers, Catherine Hand, who was very close to her — but that wasn’t her intention. Her intention was looking at the ordinary real hero in an extraordinary situation,” she said. “The power of love in this world, and we stayed very true to that. And her lens through it was Christianity and everyone has a different lens in.”
She added, “That’s what inclusiveness is to me in this film, is really looking at all of us have a role to play in this no matter where we come from or what we look like.”
We’ve “progressed” past Christianity?
Have you lost your ever-lovin’ mind?
Remember the movie trilogy of a few years ago based on C. S Lewis’ epic Fantasy Novel, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”?
Christian Allegory was everywhere to be found in those three movies, as it was in the book.
Aslan the noble lion represented Christ in His Death and Resurrection and His fight against evil in which he shall emerge triumphant upon His return.
“The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” Movie Trilogy presented the Gospel in a manner which could be easily understood by both adults and children.
“A Wrinkle in Time” could have, also, if Liberal Intolerance in the name of Political Correctness had not gotten in the way.
How did it come to this?
After President Barack Hussein Obama took office, he made a point of stating several times that America was not just a Christian nation anymore.
And, while that remains true to a certain extent, it is also true that the overwhelming majority, 75% of Americans, still proclaim themselves to be followers of Jesus Christ. And even beyond that, 92% of Americans still believe in God.
What is amazing to me, though, is how, American Christianity is constantly attacked on all fronts: militarily, culturally, and even within organized religion, itself.
From illegal immigration to abortion to homosexual “rights”, Americans who follow the teachings of Jesus Christ on these issues have been under fire by Liberals, like Screenwriter Jennifer Lee, who insist that they know more about what is in the Bible and what Christ says, or would say, about these topics, than those of us who actually read God’s Word.
Claiming to be wise, they became fools. – Romans 1:22
When you enter into a Facebook “discussion” with these “new Pharisees”, and you counter their arguments on these topics with Scripture, Liberals are initially slow to respond.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, – 2 Timothy 3:16 ESV
Most Liberals will start “Googling” these topics, looking for any Scriptures that will substantiate their position.
There’s been many a time they have come back at me with Old Testament Scripture. It is then that I explain to them about the sacrifice that Christ made for us sinners, freeing Christians from Jewish Law and taking the punishment for our sins , creating a New Covenant by covering Christians through the shedding of His blood.
At that point in the “discussion”, there is a long pause, as they are trying to figure out a comeback.
The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.- 1 Corinthians 2:14
This misconception, which I have been trying to explain, involves Liberals’ belief that American Christians will not fight back against them and the things they want to say and do in our society.
If there’s one thing during all of the years of anti-Christian bias, which we have experienced during the Obama administration, and now, after Christian Americans helped elect American Businessman and Entrepreneur Donald J. Trump as the 45th President, that the Liberals should have learned, is the fact that Christian American Conservatives will fight back.
For a shining example, please refer to how well Christian Family Movies like the “God is Not Dead” Series and the one which Sean Hannity produced have done.
It is funny though…that when we begin fighting back, the Liberals have a tendency to label us as uncaring, mean , divisive, and intolerant.
Which in itself, is ironic, considering the way they treat the faith of 75% of Americans.
Isn’t it “funny” how those who claim to be the “most tolerant” among us are actually the least tolerant of all?
Until He Comes,