NOW I’M REALLY BEGINNING TO WONDER? COULD IT BE POSSIBLE?
As a Christian I am totally on the edge of my seat if the book I am reading, “Divergent”, possibly has a Christian message to it? I checked back in my earlier articles and found that I first mentioned how odd it was that the Abnigation faction reminded me of some religious groups I have known. That was on April 15, the article called “Choosing You”. Something about the way the Abnigation group was described reminded me so much od certain Christian values, but knowing nothing of this author, and with Hollywood making such a big production of this book, I pretty much dismissed such a possibility.
Then in May 1st article I began to realize that the Erudite were planning to overthrow the Abnigation group, and again I considered the possibility of a Christian message? Abnigation becomes the target of their hate because of their selfless moral values? They are too rigid and frugal. They should not be allowed to govern. So again I was considering where this plot might be going, but still considered any Christian message to be very unlikely.
Now I realize many of you reading these articles may already know what happens, but I do not! Please put yourself in my shoes for a moment and realize how it sounds to me when I got to a paragraph describing the Abnigation as “God-fearing nobodies”! It’s in chapter 34, and on page 429 in my book. The question is asked, “Why are most of the Divergent weak-willed, God-fearing nobodies from Abnigation, of all factions?”
Weak-willed and God-fearing? This is the first time the description of “God-fearing” has been used to describe Abnigation. 429 pages into the story and words adding fire to my suspicion is suddenly used! Now I’m really wondering about the possibilities? On the same page it is further said, “We are tired of being dominated by a bunch of self-righteous idiots who reject wealth and advancement,…”
Self-righteous idiots? Okay, if you already know the answer to all this, I’m sorry for boring you, but, as I said before, I am giving the perspective of a Christian reading the book for the first time and have not seen the movie. So yes, I am very curious about this, and much enjoying the possibilities.
Of course I am always hoping Hollywood, or some famous writer will give Christianity a powerful and positive role up on the big screen, and not just because it is a religious movie. As I have said before, as a Christian I thought the latest movie of “Noah” was crap, and the movie, “God’s Not Dead” was excellent. Just my opinion, of course.
So here I am, still enjoying this story called, Divergent. I will soon be out of pages to read and able to go see the movie. Will my questions be answered as to whether there is a Christian message to this movie? I do hope so, because the suspense is painful, but also fun! That’s it for now! The end is coming soon!
P.S. > I just found the sentence on page 438 where Trise says, “My mother submerged me in water when I was a baby, to give me to God. It has been a long time since I thought about God, but I think about him now.” (Wow, the mystery continues! For me at least. I’m having fun!)