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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The Ararat Movie Homepage: "In 1939, when Hitler was boldly embarking on his genocide of six million Jews, he is reported to have remarked, 'Who, after all, remembers the extermination of the Armenians?' Indeed, hardly anyone does. Hence the importance of this film, the first major cinematic production to address this tragedy."
This was a picture that I took in the summer of 2005. You can guess whether the sun is coming up or going down.

Ararat is worth seeing if for no other reason than to keep alive the memory of the long-lived hatred that the Islamic world has for Christianity. "Why do they hate us so?" is the whimper of modern liberals in the West. The true answer is a biblical one: "If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you." (Joh 15:19 AV) Even the faint remnants of Christianity in the West are objects of intense hatred of the sons of darkness, whose master was a liar and a murderer from the beginning.

Armenia was one of the earliest Christian nations and saved the West for Christ against the dualism of Persia at one of the most pivotal battles in the history of the world, the battle of Avarayr [Avarair] and the rolling back of Zoroastrianism.

The people of Armenia multiplied and settled in the empty lands of Anatolia and Palestine. They would periodically be exterminated during the long years of Islamic rule in those lands, but they always showed resiliance. A faithful history of the Crusades must also include the murder of multitudes of Christian people in lands conquered by the Sons of the Prophet. The stories of these atrocities made their way into Europe and inflamed those who heard them.

In 1915 Turkey adopted a "final solution" for the Armenian population of Anatolia. The movie Ararat has all the problems associated with the modern film industry, but the images of genocide are horrible. And the memories of the Armenians are long.

[Note: "Armenians" must not be confused with "Arminians." "Arminians" are the theological followers of the Dutch theologian Jacobus Arminius who rejected the biblical doctrine of predestination and the bondage of sin.


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