Posted By Jennie Chancey on March 24, 2012
As the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic approaches, it’s important to remember the Christian worldview that motivated the majority of the men on board, who gave their lives that others might live. It’s not popular or politically correct to say it, but manhood that defends women and children should be celebrated and remembered. From Doug Phillips’s blog:
Close to a decade ago, Vision Forum and the Christian Boys’ and Men’s Titanic Society reported that Jim Cameron’s film Titanic not only introduced a Marxist vision of class warfare between the first, second, and third class passengers, but vilified a few very heroic men like First Officer Murdoch. Now, on the eve of the centennial of the Titanic’s sinking, and around the time as Vision Forum Ministries Titanic 100 event, there is a new Titanic film in town that reportedly seeks to right the wrongs of at least one major evil committed by James Cameron in his 1997 blockbuster film.
Downtown Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has produced a new 4-part miniseries on Titanic that is said to portray the ship’s First Officer William Murdoch as the real hero he was, rather than the deranged villain that Cameron depicted in his soap-operatic rendition of Titanic.
In an interview with Radio Times, Fellowes stated that he was intent on setting “the record straight” regarding Murdoch: “I don’t think you can just say, ‘Well, we’ll make this guy a villain – he’ll do’ . . . [to] take someone who was moral and decent and make them do something immoral and indecent.”
Here’s to Julian Fellowes! Read the entire piece HERE.