Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Concerning Shirk

The imam at last weeks Jumuah was discussing shirk (associating partners with God) and how it is everywhere. In movies, sport and a myriad of entertainment vehicles. He stated that Hollywood is very blatant when it comes to propagating shirk. So this got me thinking, what if Tinseltown really went all out with this. And before I get any hate-mail (or anonymous formspring vitriol) im not undermining the essence or severity of shirk, merely thinking about what the imam said. I did a similar post four years ago (geez ive been blogging for a while) where I replaced a word in a movie title with Gandhi. I want to tweak this so that its more than just a title, but also a synopsis, quote or tagline. As with all my posts, please feel free to add some in the comments section

Harry Potter and the Philosophers shirk

Harry, Ron and Hermione have to expose Nietzsche's shirk that God is dead.

Incepshirk

Shirk within a shirk

Shirk Forever After

Shrek has to fight Lord Furquaad who has proclaimed himself to be God

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans shirk

Tia Dalma brought Barbossa back from the dead

LOTR: The fellowship of the Shirk

Nine companions believe that they can destroy the ring without Gods help

To shirk with Love

Pupils raise the status of Mr Thackeray to levels that border on polytheism

Star Wars: Revenge of the Shirk

Palpatine claims to be the most powerful being in the galaxy

Jurassic Shirk

Dr Ian Malcolm : God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. man destroys God.

A few titles on their own

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Shirk
Chronicles of Narnia: The lion, the shirk and the wardrobe
Shirk white and the seven idols
Not another shirk movie
Shirk and the City

Feel free to add your own.

MJ

1 comment:

dreamlife said...

The imam was right - but it's hard for so many of us to see it that way. And even if you do see it, it's hard to break away from the attachment that grows in a person's heart - the attachment to these forms of 'entertainment' and 'relaxation'.

Moderation in those things are fine - but the reality is that the world we live in is pushing us to be consumers - to consume more and more, including movies and sport...and so those things take on idolatrous proportions in our lives.

On a somewhat related note, though, I thought it very cool in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie, at the end, when the Spanish came in and destroyed the temple, claiming that only God has power to give eternal life (or something along those lines...i don't remember the exact line).

Twaas like a Muslim moment in that movie; and perhaps with a different audience, there would have been a loud takbeer ;)