Has anyone seen this movie? If so, what are your thoughts?
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Very few, when good and evil are brought to full focus for the first time.
It began as a series of video interviews for the upcoming book "Hitler, God and the Bible." The subjects were college students in Southern California who don't have a clue who Adolph Hitler was.
Author, evangelist and television host Ray Comfort found that these young adults also had given little previous thought to the reality of abortion.
Then, in the course of a series of mini-Socratic dialogues, come the incredible "180s."
Comfort asks these men and women hypothetical questions about the Nazi Holocaust - and then asks them to apply their answers to the question of abortion.
The results are simply amazing.
Everyone should watch this DVD - particularly those who consider themselves pro-"choice" or even any pro-lifers who are reluctant to stand up firmly for what they believe.
NOTE: Some of the attitudes expressed in the film are upsetting, particularly where Comfort uncovers willful ignorance regarding the Holocaust. In establishing the persistence of evil and forgetfulness regarding history, however, these portions are both compelling and central to the message of this extremely important documentary.
I'm willing to bet that the makers had to work pretty hard to find so many people who never heard of Hitler. But on that topic, I though this story was interesting http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2091572/One-FIFTH-young-Ger...
Aren't surveys like this popping up across the civilized world? Kids don't remember their history. Wasn't there one about Americans & that day that was supposed to live on in infamy, or something like that--what's just coming right soon? I've yet to hear a body tell why the young'uns should care or who's going to make them care.
As a man whose grandparents lost, siblings, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins to the monstrous planned holocaust, and who lost the opportunity of having future generations of those relatives, I can not tell you how repugnant this discussion is, and how disturbing to me that this is an acceptable conversation.
Thank you for saying it.
I'm the bad guy because the Nazis killed millions, today people kill babies and I point out a what I believe to be a commonality between the two.
I have the morals to take a stand and say both of those are wrong. Yet some want to justify one of those. Would abortion be wrong if it were your relatives?
Free speech, unfortunately, is a very ugly thing. You might think people could learn from the Nazi example how a society goes to hell. You'd be wrong. Really, they learn to call others Nazis; in America they do it on the right & left both. I do not know who does it more, I'd like to think that my side is better, but maybe it is not. But they are all suggesting the others are really as bad as hell. They just don't seem to get it. I'm sorry you lost family; I guess you can imagine what Cubans in America felt when they saw Americans pall around with Castro or praise Cuba--maybe their American kids feel the same today.
Just because nobody mourns the unborn does not make their systematic termination any less tragic, or morally repugnant, than that of your grandparents' siblings, parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
I see no logical reason you should find the conversation repugnant or unacceptable. The comparison is not an insult to Holocaust victims. It fully acknowledges the atrocities they suffered. The comparison does not devalue their lives, it elevates the lives of those declared legally subhuman who are suffering now.
I agree with you. Stuff like this seems to cheapen the memory of those who died.
How does acknowledging one death cheapen another?
It is bad form. It is impolite, more broadly. As a sidenote, I do not believe it is tactically useful, much less is it necessary. But it need not be a debate tactic; you assume dishonesty here needlessly.
But would you compare the Holocaust to the destruction of black slaves in America--& of the far larger numbers of slaves of all colors in all the horrible places they were destroyed? How about the Gulag?
How about turning horror into a lesson? Treating it as a moral or religious reminded never to commit horror, or to abet it, or maybe even to sit idly by?
I would compare the Holocaust to the Holocaust. I find Hitler/Nazi/Holocaust gets thrown around way to loosely when people want to compare something they hate. I imagine it must have been weird for the Cold War politicians who actually fought Hitler to be called Nazis by Vietnam protesting Hippies. Likewise, I thought it was funny when Jon Stewart talked about a protester during the Obamacare debates who called both Obama and Barney Frank Nazis. Because of course, there is nothing more Nazi than a black president and a gay Jew representative.