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The CHRISTIAN part of the Christian States of America

Some time back, in an article called The WHY of the Christian States of America, I explained the reason why we- our country, that is- needed...

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Review of "American Sniper"

I just saw "American Sniper", the Clint Eastwood directed film with 6 Academy Award nominations that was released yesterday. It did not dissappoint. It was a fast-paced, real-action film with the personal story of Navy Seal Chris Kyle. 

It explained perfectly the one question that I had about Chris Kyle- how could a perfectly normal American do the sometimes soul-twisting job necessary to protect us without becoming an anti-social monster ? 

Now don't get me wrong- I would say that many, even MOST red-blooded American males fantasize about being the most deadly weapon of all soldiers- a SNIPER. But can a man balance the morality of being a protector of the vulnerable with the deadly skills and attitude needed to do the job ? 

And how does such a man relate to his family and comrades, and vice-versa ? The interaction between Kyle and his family was some of the best EVER on film. It seemed like you were there watching a family, not looking at scenes in a movie. 

The film was patriotic without being corny or one-sided. The theater was crowded for a Saturday afternoon showing. I personally enjoyed it and can't wait to get it when it comes out on DVD. One of the best films I've ever seen, not just one of the best war movies, either.