Skip to comments.‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ is atheist, Communist propaganda
Posted on 12/27/2015 7:25:08 PM PST by presidio9
The Christmas Eve showing of âItâs a Wonderful Lifeâ may be intended to make you believe in the importance of even an ordinary personâs life, but underneath that, what are the filmâs secret hidden messages, the ones that become apparent only after two or three eggnogs? Letâs mull over some of the wackier possibilities.
Itâs a salute to atheism. Itâs âthe least religious but most humanist film you could ever see,â said David Wilson in The Guardian, because it suggests people should fix their problems on Earth rather than waiting for God to help out. Regarding Jimmy Stewartâs character George Bailey, Wilson notes: âEven if he does at one point pray to God, [Bailey] is not religious at all, but simply a man trying to find transcendence in the routine of his life and in his duties to his family, friends and community .â.â. [director] Frank Capra .â.â. had a lifelong apathy towards his Catholic upbringing, and
Itâs Commie propaganda. A 1947 memo by the FBI containing interviews with Hollywood types, which became of interest to the House Un-American Activities Committee, stated, âWith regard to the picture âItâs a Wonderful Lifeâ, [REDACTED] stated in substance that the film represented a rather obvious attempt to discredit bankers by casting Lionel Barrymore as a âscrooge-typeâ so that he would be the most hated man in the picture.â This, according to these sources, is a common trick used by Communists. The pressure eased up when a witness liked by the HUAC, ex-Communist screenwriter John Charles Moffitt, testified
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Cosmo could never become a banker, even though it was his life-long goal.
The last phone call came from Manufacturer’s Hanover, I believe.
I didn’t say magisterial document, I said fu fu.
In other words common fantasy.
Isn't that what "being religious" is in this world, the ongoing search for (and hopefully connection with) transcendence?
A Wonderful Life is a psycho drama.
Take your misinformed Catholic bashing somewhere else. More suitable for DU.
With that kind of garbage rolling around in your head, I find it reassuring that we aren’t on the same page politically.
“A vast amount of catholic art portrays men becoming angels, and portrays Peter standing at a gate with wings.”
Wow. Stop making stuff up. You look silly.
I get most of it from catholic posts here of all places.
George never trusted Potter. Potters theft would not upset George as much as his uncle’s negligence. If you see again you will see that George was really really angry with his uncle who was the one who let George down. He actually let George down first by being so irresponsible he wasn’t next in line to run business. If he wasn’t negligent and irresponsible George would have been able to leave.
It's a movie......you take yourself far too seriously...
Ridiculous, peppered with a desperate faith in Christ, and even included Christian Christmas hymns.
You obviously do not spend much time on the Religion Forum here.
That exact kind of silliness gets posted here by catholics that have been here for a long time.
The main reason I dislike that story is Potter never got his comeuppance. He got away with keeping that money. My best all favorite Christmas film is Christmas Carol with Alister Sim.
Another yelping dog!
I’ve probably seem it 40 or 50 times.
Sorry to disabuse you of your ignorance, but the idea that angels are deceased humans is Hollywood silliness, and has nothing to do with Catholic theology.
One of my favorite SNL skits is the “deleted ending” where they figure out Potter has the money and go kick his a**.
One party rule is never a good thing.
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