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Angry Audience Member:
Sounds to me like you've written a book of lies.
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Poor production linked with a selfish spirituality
Simply put, hedonism cloaked in spirituality.
My wife checked out this film out of curiosity in the title. We found that this bland movie was both boring and offensive. It has a decent cast who seem to have been given a novice scriptwriter and director. Editing is confusing, with segue-ways that are all but non-sensical. It plays like a Hallmark production with its glossy soft light colors and its message is horrible. I can't help but feel that this film is a way for Walsch (the author of the books the movie is based on) to justify why he had so many broken relationships and has so much wealth. The movie does not make his case well. His spirituality is self-serving. He claims no transcendence and therefore no meta-narrative to existence. According to him, there is no responsibility to others other than just doing a nice gesture every now and then. When "god" supposedly tells him to only do what he loves, I wanted to ask him to make that statement in poverty stricken countries where people have little choice to do anything except what they can to survive. And in the meantime, he lives cosily cushioned by his wealth. He was probably more in tune with himself when he was homeless. The author's form of spirituality could only have come from an economically fat and spiritually active society like the USA. We Americans are so spoiled by our wealth and freedoms that we think we can make God who we want him to be. But the living God is above our petty perceptions of Him. Most of the poor around the world would hate teachings like what Walsch gives. On top of this, the movie falls flat on a technical level. I have not read the books and I definitely have no intention of wasting my time doing so. What we need to change the world is a truth that humbles us. Read the Bible if you want to know what that is. Now there is a book that has truly transformed our world.
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