Get ready to be saved this weekend at the movie theater. Or not. The Christian Rapture Apocalypse movie Left Behind will be arriving in a hail of fire and brimstone (or something), complete with saved souls ascending to Heaven and unbelievers, er, left behind on an airplane with Nicolas Cage. Save your ‘Being Stuck In A Confined Space With Nicolas Cage Is Like Being In Hell’ comments. Speaking of Hell, the Prince of Darkness Himself (Satan, not Bill O’Reilly) doesn’t want you to see this film if you’re an unbeliever. And that’s official. “Please do not bring unbelievers to this movie,” the Father of Lies urges on a poster for the movie.
The movie is based on the series of novels about the end of the world by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, and it seems to be intended to scare the Hell out of non-believers (pun intended.) Does the Devil not want unbelievers to see this for fear they will turn away from sin and be redeemed? Or is he simply angling to take the reins of quote-whoredom from Rolling Stone‘s Peter Travers?