Like Most Modern Media, Movie Quotes Are A Commentary on a Life Not Lived

LIFE

EVERYONE who has lived has watched AT LEAST one movie.

And practically EVERY movie has AT LEAST one quotable line in it.

So, it was that it was, while perusing UNUSUAL or MEMORABLE movie quotes, that one DISCOVERED the fake, manufactured quality of both 1) movie quotes; and, 2) modern life.

Like most modern lives, movie quotes are little commentaries on a life not lived ANYWHERE but on the screen.

And so, after wading through DOZENS of lists of odd movie quotes, the following were selected because they are–IN SOME WAY–as phony as modern life.

There are several duties the reader may be expected to perform while reading such lists.

1) How many quotes was the reader familiar with that made this list?

2) How many–does the reader agree–reflect the utter falseness of modern life?

3) How many appropriate quotes does the reader feel were NOT MENTIONED?

THE TOP TEN QUOTES

1 “Ogres are like onions.”
Shrek

2 “You’ve got red on you.”
Shaun of the Dead

3 “I am Groot.
Guardians of the Galaxy

4 “This is Sparta!
300

5 “I am gonna kill Bill.
Kill Bill Volume 2

6 “You gonna eat your tots?
Napoleon Dynamite

7 “Do you know what happens to a toad when its struck by lightning? The same thing that happens to everything else.
X-men

8 “With great power come great responsibility.”
Spider-Man

9 “The wrong kid died.”
Walk Hard: the Dewey Cox Story

10 “Honey? Where’s my super-suit?
The Incredibles

OTHER QUOTES WHICH ALMOST MADE THE LIST

“Rock stars have kidnapped my son!”
Almost Famous

Is this your king?
Black Panther

You shall not pass!
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Are you not entertained?
Gladiator

I’m finished.
There will be Blood

As per the title, each one of these quotes highlights the falseness of the life portrayed in the movie it came from; the story which the movie struggles to present to the movie-goer as part of REAL–not manufactured or contrived–life.

(What does the reader think of the ALMOST-title which was the ‘working’ title of this piece for a LONG TIME: Memorable but Obscure?)

[The title of this piece reflected the ORIGINAL intent of the piece: as a comment on the way movies present their stories AS IF they were true; i.e., part of someone’s REAL LIFE.  Instead, we got sidetracked by some quotes from those movies.]

DOES the reader watch a lot of movies?

WHY?

It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  May 9, 2022.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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Busy Week: Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th

This Friday [May 13, 2022] marks a day when the superstitious among us have something to talk about.

This Friday is a FRIDAY THE 13TH.

This Friday is the ONLY FRIDAY THE 13TH in 2022–although 2023 will have TWO of the days within its 12 months (January and October).

According to stories told by those who must believe them, FRIDAY THE 13TH is a day when “bad luck” is out and about.

MORE: Hand of God: No Such Thing as Luck

MORE: Hand of God: No Good Luck, No Bad Luck

Friday the 13th is ALSO a day when ‘spooks’ are interacting with mankind.

Among the recurring pieces on Friday the 13th, the ONE constant in ALL of them is that superstition is a form of IDOLATRY.

We’ll say this about Friday the 13th.

Idolatry is the elevation, exaltation, love, admiration or reverence for ANYTHING over God Almighty.

That makes superstition a type of idolatry.

And Friday the 13th is superstition.

Though many of the stories surrounding Friday the 13th are based on real events, the day itself is about superstition.

And superstition is a type of idolatry.

End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 13, 2015

Moderns do LOVE to be frightened–or maybe only when the fear is part of an ENTERTAINMENT package and they KNOW they are safe from harm?

With this in mind, one of the most popular of all slasher films series is titled “Friday the 13th.”

The belief that FRIDAY THE 13TH is an unlucky day is fairly recent–perhaps only dating back 100-200 years or so.

While there is evidence of both Friday and the number 13 being considered unlucky, there is no record of the two items being referred to as especially unlucky in conjunction before the 19th century.

Actually, the number ’13’ is generally considered to be a LUCKY number in Italy.

Some sources claim that accidents go DOWN on Friday the 13th; others claim that accidents go UP on that day.

DOES the reader have any odd or unusual beliefs associated with Friday the 13th?

DOES the reader have any MEMORIES associated with Friday the 13th?

It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  May 11, 2022.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
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Busy Week: Mother’s Day

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY 2014: Mother's Day is a day to remember how special Mom has been.

When first planning what to write on WEDNESDAY (one of the busiest days of the week here at ETPR), a number of topics were initially considered.

It was only when someone mentioned that this week contained not ONE, but TWO days [actually, THREE days: counting Friday which marks our ninth year at ETPR] which are normally commemorated (Mother’s Day and Friday the 13th) did the notion of making those two days the topics of two separate pieces.

After checking the archives, it appears that it’s been EIGHT years since we featured a MOTHER’S DAY article and at least as long a time period since we did something on Friday the 13th (And what was found on Friday the 13th wasn’t even a published article, but one of the recurring pieces which grace these pages from time to time).

MORE: Mother’s Day 2014: Happy Mother’s Day Mom!

MORE: Friday the 13th

SO: this article will NOW concentrate on Mother’s Day (celebrated in the USA a few days ago on May 8).

FIRST: IF the reader is a mother and no one has wished the reader a “Happy Mother’s Day” yet, then here’s one from ETPR!

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, reader!

SECOND: IF the reader was looking for a little history about Mother’s Day, then the reader ought to check out Mother’s Day 2014: Happy Mother’s Day Mom!.

THIRD: We noticed a few comments–odd and otherwise–lately about the day set aside to honor mothers–and we thought we would share these with the reader.

1- A fellow commented on Mother’s Day on Sunday by announcing that “You only have one mother.” [To our way of thinking: this was NOT an odd comment, though it was a bit obvious.]

2- Someone else commented on Mother’s Day on Sunday by pointing out, “Moms teach their kids a LOT of different stuff.  Some of it is not so good.”  When asked to explain this comment, some additional information came forth.  “My mom was a witch.  Believe me: not everything you learn from a witch is good for you.”  And that’s all that was said on the matter!

3- In the same vein, a THIRD person pointed out that “Although you would like them to be, not all memories of your mother (and father) are pleasant.”  There was no explanation offered (nor asked for).  The claim WAS repeated, however.

4- Someone who was somewhat acquainted with this writer’s mother made the observation, “You had a wonderful mother.  I’m not sure you’d understand.

This was said as a comment on those whose commentaries on their mothers was not totally positive.

5- ANOTHER person asked a question when MOTHER’S DAY came up.

I wonder how many Mother’s Day cards they have sold since the whole thing began?

6- This got the old brain working.  According to the LA Times story, Americans are spending more on Mother’s Day than ever before:

(As of My 10, 2019) Mother’s Day overall is the third-largest holiday for the greeting-card industry, behind Christmas and Valentine’s Day, with 133 million sold for Mother’s Day, according to the Greeting Card Assn.

7- And that is ALL of the comments that were made about Mother’s Day 2022.

Maybe it will be another eight years until we do another piece on this topic?

DOES the reader have any memorable thoughts about Mother’s Day?

It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  May 11, 2022.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

image: Stuart Miles, FreeDigitalPhotos.net

© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-19. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Link Disclaimer: inclusion of links to other blogs/websites is not necessarily an endorsement of all content posted in those blogs/websites.

[NOTE: The following articles are from a service. We neither endorse nor at times have much control over them–although we do, of course, enjoy articles originating from this website on this service. Some articles illustrate points made in ETPR articles; some are merely for the reader’s edification or education.

ALL such links appearing in End Times Prophecy Headlines, such as those below, should originate at ETPR.

RE: our link disclaimer: there are links, from time-to-time which appear on this site which we neither approve nor endorse. The frequency of these types of links will no doubt grow worse. All effort is made to remove such links when we become aware of them.]

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