If I were Kevin Spacey, I would start counting my blessings. Bad Karma can strike unexpectedly, and when you spit in the face of Jesus Christ, like Kevin Spacey’s character (Frank Underwood) does in this season’s episode four, you may be pushing your luck.
But it’s only acting, right?
Netflix, the producers and the writers of ‘House of Cards’ have decided to make an extreme, anti-Christian statement this year, and they weren’t very subtle about how they did so.
In episode four, Spacey’s character, President Frank Underwood, enters a church, talks to a priest, and then stands before a crucifix of Jesus Christ. He looks up at it and says “Love….that’s what you’re selling? Well, I don’t buy it!”
Then he spits in the face of Jesus Christ.
If that wasn’t enough, Spacey’s character then takes out a handkerchief and attempts to wipe away the spit, but the ceramic head shatters apart.
Spacey bends down, picks up one of the ceramic ears and then says, “Well, I’ve got God’s ear now!”
Spacey’s scene is not only blatantly blasphemous and anti-religious, it is also legally, brilliant. After all, Hollywood lives and amasses its fortunes in the world of make believe. So what other convenient and safer way would there be to make such a political and anti-Christian statement?
“Christians are all taking it the wrong way.” The cast and crew of ‘House of Cards’ will undoubtedly say. “It’s not Kevin Spacey’s opinion – it’s his character’s belief, or rather, lack of it.”
The world’s atheists, radical Muslims and haters of all things Godly will be jumping up and down for joy. They may even start branding Kevin Spacey himself as the great ‘Hollywood, Anti-Christ” deserving of next year’s special “Anti-Christian, Academy Award.”
It’s ironic that Hollywood would display such an anti-Christian statement while their greatest benefactor of campaign contributions himself (Obama) pleads for patience, tolerance and understanding of the controversial, and radical Muslim faith.
Did Obama’s words of tolerance and love not echo poolside out in Hollywood, or did they think that edict applies only to Christians?
Obviously, and for whatever reasons the writers of House of Cards wrote in such a deplorable scene is baffling and downright degrading to the entire Christian faith.
When the world is witnessing the beheadings of Christians on YouTube and the genocide of hundreds of thousands more, what artistic, benefit for humanity did Hollywood hope to achieve?
There can be none at all.
And about the only thing Spacey’s scene will accomplish is to promote more division and hatred among the followers of religion and those who have no faith.
Joseph E. Rathjen is a freelance writer and an Opinion Writer at 1World Online – America’s Fastest Growing Social Research Engine.
His blog: http://www.josephrathjen.wordpress.com