The Meg is Closer to ‘Jaws’ Than ‘Sharknado’

MOVIE REVIEW When Steven Spielberg’s Jaws opened in theaters in 1975, it took the world by storm. Not only was the movie hugely popular as it was genuinely scary, it actually affected society in a strange way. Audiences began to have an irrational fear of sharks even when swimming at a lake. When Jaws 2 came to theaters three years later, everyone knew the catchphrase, “Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water…” Since then, it’s been hard for movie studios to be able to drum up the same excitement with their own Jaws knock-offs. Shark movies became a joke. Even Jaws 3 and Jaws: The Revenge were met with disdain (and with good reason). But sharks are still a popular subject, just not one that we take very seriously anymore.
This brings us to next big shark movie, The Meg which judging from the trailers alone, looks like another campy knock-off movie and while it indeed is campy, it isn’t as much as you would think. When comparing movies, The Meg is closer to Jaws tha…

The Wisdom of Billy Graham: 19 Quotable Quotes

Rev. Billy Graham (BillyGraham.org)
Today the world mourns the passing of the Rev. Billy Graham who died earlier this morning at the age of 99. William Franklin “Billy” Graham, Jr. was born on November 7, 1918 in North Carolina. Unlike many other famous preachers, Graham was one of the most respected. In fact, he ranked high on the Gallup Poll’s annual list of most-admired men 61 years in a row, but he never came in first. Thousands gave their hearts to Jesus through his “crusades” over the years, he served as a spiritual advisor to many U.S. presidents (including President Trump) and unlike some other evangelists, Graham never found himself in a money or sex scandal.

Unfortunately, with all of the praise written today about Graham, a number of people have felt it necessary to post negative comments about the pastor stating that he was a racist and a bigot among other things. Those who make those statements never knew the man. Billy bailed Martin Luther King Jr. out of jail in the 1960’s and in the 1975 he helped to produce the movie, The Hiding Place which told the story of how Corrie ten Boom and her family hid Jews from the Nazis in World War II.

Billy Graham was the author of 33 books where much of his spiritual wisdom has been quoted from. Here are 19 famous quotes from the man worth repeating:

  1. “Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.”
  2. “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.”
  3. Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.”
  4. “When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.”
  5. “Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.”
  6. “There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men.”
  7. “The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.”
  8. “The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless.”
  9. “God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.’”
  10. “God is more interested in your future and your relationships than you are.”
  11. “The men who followed Him were unique in their generation. They turned the world upside down because their hearts had been turned right side up. The world has never been the same.”
  12. “You’re born. You suffer. You die. Fortunately, there’s a loophole.”
  13. “The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.”
  14. “We are the Bibles the world is reading; We are the creeds the world is needing; We are the sermons the world is heeding.”
  15. “It is not the body’s posture, but the heart’s attitude that counts when we pray.”
  16. “The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service.”
  17. “Suppose you could gain everything in the whole world, and lost your soul. Was it worth it?”
  18. “God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.”
  19. “I’ve read the last page of the Bible. It’s all going to turn out all right.”

You can read more on ChristianQuotes.info.


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