So, earlier this evening, I was watching the movie Clerks.
I know, you guys.....what business do I have watching that kind of raunchy display of vulgarity, right? I make no excuses for this, I should not have been watching it, and I already told the Lord I was sorry. That aside, I made an observation that really bothered me, and I'm wondering what your opinion is.
At the end of the movie, during the closing credits, there was a list of thank you's, and first on that list was God. It said:
I would like to thank God, without whom none of this would be possible.
I found this statement ironic, and a bit ridiculous, considering the fact that the majority of the dialogue is a vast cornucopia of cursing and vulgaritu. It seems that 3 minutes can't go by without them blurting out the F word or the name of Jesus Christ.
Not only that, but there were plenty of perverse little scenarios, and the sexual innuendos of this film were absolutely disgusting...some of the stuff that the characters boasted about, or were really non-chalant about.
I just find it disturbing that after all of this, the producer would actually be thanking God, and giving Him credit for this movie. Is this guy serious? Does He actually think that God's hand of blessing was in this....or does he think that tacking God's name to this would earn him brownie points?
Last I knew, the guy who wrote and produced it was a proclaiming Catholic. I doubt that this kind of material would set well with the Catholic church, either.
This is not the only time I've seen people in the entertainment industry thanking God. A lot of musicians will thank God on their albums, when it is quite apparent that they are not honoring Him in their work. I doubt that everyone who thanks God is actually a Christian, or even religious.
So then, I guess my question is.....why bother thanking God, when you have really no personal relationship with Him?! People can sing about the most vulgar things, yet they thank God. Why?! Do they think that God will honor that, or is it just the thing to do?
What do you guys think?