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The Hunger Games

Posted by Angel11 on Mar 6 2012 3:41PM

Should I read them? Are they ok to read, or are they bad? I am not sure that if as a Christian, I should be reading them.


- Re: The Hunger Gamesfrom Anonymous, Jul 13 2014 4:54PM
I have not read THE HUNGER GAMES books, but I have seen the first HUNGER GAMES movie. I don't own it, I watched it on Netflix with my brother last summer when my parents were in Isriel on vacation. (Sorry that it's spelt wrong, I've never written that word before, so I don't know how to spell it.) The movie was entertaining and kept my interest through out the whole film, but it's not a movie I would want to own and watch over and over again. It was good for a one-time-only watch, but it's not something I'd want to see repeatedly. I do want to see The Hunger Games Catching Fire and The Hunger Games Mocking Jay, just to see where the story goes, since it ended on a cliff-hanger, and I really hate to be left hanging in a film or book series. Just like with the first Hunger Games, I'd like to watch them both once, but I don't want to buy the books or movies. They're just not my type of fantasy stories.

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- Re: The Hunger Gamesfrom Response, Apr 20 2014 8:56AM
Okay, I think the both the books/movies make really good food for thought. The movie was really good. Christ oriented? It's really no different than hearing a history lesson? But I would say it is addictive, because it so interesting. But do what feels right. If your asking, maybe it just isn't right for you

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- hcBfAdrsIQfrom Ximena, Jan 15 2014 1:53AM
This is really inetresting. We have always been very big on sharing in our house but it is nice to know the overwhelmingly, our children innately want to share!

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- Re: The Hunger Gamesfrom Yasmin, Jul 27 2013 8:01AM
I don't think you should read them. After all, how do they help you in your walk with God, or in your becoming a better person? People say the focus isn't on violence or kids getting killed--and even if that may be true, I still believe there are better ways to spend my time than read books like that. A good way to make correct decisions about things like this is to read the Bible, particularly Philippians 4:8. Also, remember WWJD: "What Would Jesus Do?"

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- Re: The Hunger Gamesfrom n/a, Oct 13 2012 6:38PM
Philippians 4:8 says, "Finally brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things."

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- Re: The Hunger Gamesfrom Angel, Aug 22 2012 2:01PM
The Hunger Games is a BIG no no. Of what I can tell it's about a group of people being forced to fight and kill each other, as a game. One its wrong to murder, and killing someone for a sport just makes it more wrong, even if it is for survival. And also you can't really be forced to do it either, no one can make you do anything, you make your own choices. It better to risk your own life instead of someone elses just so you can live.

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- Re: The Hunger Gamesfrom Synthia, Jul 13 2012 7:01PM
As an avid reader and a Christian, I suggest you pray about it. If you are having doubts than bring it to God and do your research. I love anime, but I have to be careful what types I watch because a good number of them are sexual. What I do before I read something, I look at the Wikipedia file and read about it, not to spoil but for a general view. I read the THG, watched the movie and it wasn't as violent as people make it. But do what is right for YOU not anyone else.

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- Re: The Hunger Gamesfrom Joe, Jul 13 2012 1:03PM
Phillipians 4:8 says, "...Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise." Is the "The Hunger Games" honorable, pure, lovely, admirable? I don't think so. So should I watch or read it? I don't think so!

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- Re: The Hunger Gamesfrom Jimmy C, Jul 7 2012 12:28PM
Sorry, that last paragraph of mine was taken from Wikipedia.

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- Re: The Hunger Gamesfrom Jimmy C, Jul 7 2012 12:26PM
I feel that fears about the Hunger Games being overly graphic in violence are unfounded. In fact, if I remember correctly, there is only one death onscreen in the Hunger Games movie. And as for the lesson, it's this: to "know your enemy" as Haymitch says in the second book. I feel that the true story of the Hunger Games trilogy is about how one girl lost her sense of trust over the course of the war. (MAJOR SPOILER ALERT) "In the epilogue, Katniss speaks as an adult, twenty years later. She and Peeta are married and have two children. The Hunger Games are over, but she dreads the day her children learn about their parents' involvement in both the Games and the war. When she feels distressed, Katniss plays a comforting but repetitive 'game,' reminding herself of every good thing that she has ever seen someone do. The series ends with Katniss claiming that 'there are much worse games to play.'"

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