Peter Jackson – Satan’s Little Helper”

Who would have thought it! Turns out New Zealand film director Peter Jackson is working for Satan!

So Christians for a Moral America have got in early and announced a boycott of his Hobbit movies (see  BOYCOTT ANNOUNCEMENT: The Hobbit Movie). The Hobbit’s planned release is at the the end of November next year – in New Zealand.

“Peter Jackson has once again stepped up as Satan’s Little Helper to direct the two-part film and is once again using witchcraft and wizardry to peddle the film, even though the books had strong Christian undertones (good vs evil; Christians vs Atheists) but Jackson being the self-proclaimed Atheist he is obviously doesn’t want to present this movie in the way it was meant by Tolkien.”

Apparently boycotts are one of the main forms of activity (eg. BOYCOTT: Golden Globes 2012). Mind you they do seem to draw conclusion very easily – as this reaction to Chrsitopher Hitchen’s recent death – Atheists die quicker than Christians?

They are also active in promoting another rapture in two days time (see #RaptureNYE

22 responses to “Peter Jackson – Satan’s Little Helper”

  1. Can I repost this one up on The Standard? I was thinking about this earlier….. Your’s is better.


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  3. sry, wut? As I recall TLOTR (the film) was full of ‘good vs evil’. And good won out. Need a new irony meter (again).


  4. I saw TLOTR as an antisemetic/whitesupremicist rave…

    Also – if you try to view it from the viewpoint of the orcs it is interesting. They have been forced off all of the arable land, and are killed on sight if they try to cross the giant wall that seperates them from good, decent (and white) folk. When they do try to launch a rebellion and reclaim some land for themselves they are mercilessly crushed (and hunted down and executed to the last man)…. I am not certain good did win out…


  5. To modify Eddie Izzard’s bit on transvestites, this is an example of the difference between “Executive” and “Fucking Weirdo” Christians. All these weirdo Christians make the rest of us shudder with embarrassment.

    I apologize on behalf of ignorant, embarrassing Christians everywhere.


  6. Just to clarify, I’m a devout Catholic and LOTR fan.

    I saw the whole LOTR series as a struggle between giving into temptation and doing what’s right. Giving into the ring’s power is the easiest option, and the option that offers the most readily instant gratification, but continual succumbing to the ring’s power ultimately leads to the user’s downfall. The characters in LOTR display the ability to take the higher, harder, righteous road to Mount Doom to destroy the ring, saving mankind from war and destruction, even if it means that Frodo and Sam have to sacrifice their own safety in lieu of the safety of the human/elven/dwarven/hobbit races.

    In LOTR, we see the underdog race come together for the betterment of Middle Earth at large. LOTR is about hope, life, fighting against evil and doing what’s right. Just sayin’.


  7. All these weirdo Christians make the rest of us shudder with embarrassment.

    Shudder away.

    God warrior!


  8. Brilliant, Cedric! Surely ‘religious’ essentially means ‘barking mad’?

    Just this week we have – first the christians

    then the jews

    last but not least the muslims

    That’s from the three monotheistic religions, for a start. Anyone’s guess what else is lurking out there. Maybe it’s time to revive the Greek and Roman gods? They seemed a more relaxed bunch.

    And Poseidon, the god of earthquakes, would score a few points for effectiveness in Christchurch. 2 cathedrals down, anyway!


  9. Surely ‘religious’ essentially means ‘barking mad’?

    They bark too. Literally.
    Glossolalia is very “special” thing. Fun for the whole family.

    Speaking in tongues (from Religulous)


  10. Not sure what those videos have to do with the Hobbit… can you put a spam filter to stop these automatically posted videos from appearing in every comment thread?


  11. Sorry to disabuse you guys of a fun straw man but there is also this glowing review of LOTR from “Christianity Today”.

    Good & Evil in Middle-earth
    The characters are mythic, but the epic sweeps across a Christian moral landscape.
    Ralph C. Wood
    J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is a profoundly Christian book. Like the anonymous seventh-century author of Beowulf whose work he had mastered, Tolkien infuses his pre-Christian epic fantasy with Christian convictions and concerns …


  12. Richard Christie

    Tolkien detested allegory.
    end of thread


  13. Richard, reviewers tend to talk of “underlying themes” not allegory.

    My point is that Ken’s example is an exception not a rule. Amusing but inaccurate.


  14. Ropata, I was neither suggesting an exception or a rule in this post. It is just a ridiculous example of human foibles provided for your enjoyment. Of course I am ridiculing that group (well really they are doing the heavy lifting on this). But I am not at all suggesting it is typical of all Christians. I know plenty who think differently.

    I suspect you are just too sensitive – interpreting every little example that I highlight as being a fundamental destruction of your own beliefs. Maybe that’s an interesting psychological issue for you but really it doesn’t concern me.


  15. Richard Christie

    Richard, reviewers tend to talk of “underlying themes” not allegory.

    My point is that Ken’s example is an exception not a rule. Amusing but inaccurate.

    My point is addressed to those who insist the books had an underlying christian theme.

    They don’t. The work is linguistic in inspiration and owe more to Germanic mythology than Semitic mythology.. JRRT wasn’t pushing any thematic barrows, he hated it when people insisted on reading such into his text. Aside from his detestation of allegory, my understanding is that he even believed literary analysis served mostly to kill the enjoyment of a good story.

    Otherwise the themes he used are universal, christianity has no monopoly on the triumph of good over evil or the struggle of an underdog.

    In my view the only fictional work by JRRT that has an overt christian theme is the short story “Leaf by Niggle”; a fairly obvious tale of afterlife and reward/punishment for life led etc.


  16. I thought Jackson’s LOTR were just bloody good films with stunning scenery and some fantastic battles. Forget underlying themes, just watch’ em and enjoy ’em.


  17. Richard Christie

    Upon reflection I should correct my assertion that JRRT detested allegory to that of his detesting suggestions of allegory in LOTR.


  18. Tolkien once described The Lord of the Rings to his friend, the English Jesuit Father Robert Murray, as “a fundamentally religious and Catholic work, unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision.” There are many theological themes underlying the narrative including the battle of good versus evil, the triumph of humility over pride, and the activity of grace. In addition the epic includes themes which incorporate death and immortality, mercy and pity, resurrection, salvation, repentance, self-sacrifice, free will, justice, fellowship, authority and healing. In addition the Lord’s Prayer, especially the line “And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil”, was reportedly present in Tolkien’s mind as he described Frodo’s struggles against the power of the One Ring.


  19. Ropata, you may enjoy the irony io the guy behind this boycott. He was promising on twitter that the rapture would occur on new years eve.

    Now he is claiming the mistake was caused by atheists hacking into his twitter account!


  20. Richard Christie

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, Ropata, as recalled by some jesuit priest to Humphrey Carpenter, You’ve convinced me


    I prefer Tolkiens own record, including the following:

    “As for any inner meaning or ‘message’, it [LOTR] has in the intention of the author none. It is neither allegorical nor topical.”

    JRR Tolkien Forward to second edition The Lord Of The Rings 1966


  21. Nonetheless, many Christians loved the films and won’t be boycotting them. No doubt they feel a certain resonance with the stories, which they rightly or wrongly correlate with their spiritual beliefs. I for one also enjoyed The Last Ringbearer which aligns better with my political beliefs.


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