V for Vendetta (reprise)

I've been reading many reviews of V for Vendetta by various Christians* who are annoyed at the fact that the movie's hero is - their usual choice of word - a terrorist who targets Christians.

But, wait. Maybe I'm missing something, but it seems very clear to me that the government in the movie is not a Christian government. They are simply using Christianity as the means to impose totalitarianism.

Look at history. The Nazi party in Germany used socialism as a mask for their totalitarianism. The Communist party in the USSR used communism as a mask for their totalitarianism. Quite a few of the worst dictatorships in the Middle East use Islam as a mask for their totalitarianism. Not too long ago, bits of Europe were ruled over by governments who used Christianity as a mask for even more totalitarianism.

Seeing the common denominator, yet?

The government in V for Vendetta is no more Christian than the Nazi party were socialists or the Communist party were communists. At least, not Christianity as depicted in The Bible. Christianity as some might want it, maybe.

In fact, the only way that a person could be offended by this movie - using their Christian faith as a jumping point - is if they believe that the government depicted in the movie is exactly how a Christian government should behave.

And that's a truly scary thought.

*See here, here, here, and here for some, few, examples of what I'm talking about.

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