hello i read u and the other guys arguments with 1 another and laughed my ass off. I'm 32 years old and am a christian but not because of these movies or any like them that have been made in recent years. All any1 is saying when they state the movies bothered them when they were young is that they should not be viewed by young children. U want sufficient evidence jack a ss i'll give it 2 u. The year 1987 i was 11 years old at the time, our church viewed these movies on a projector, vcr's existed back then but our church did not have a big screen tv. Thief was okay not to scary told a pretty good story, but a Distant Thunder's ending if these movie's are even still shown should be told to parents b4 the entire church views the film. Back 2 1987 our pastor had all the young people even kids younger than me sit in the front rows. The guillotine scene was pretty terrifying but I was able to handle it but there were several small children who ran to there parents after the movie was over. My mother and my father who r 2 of the most bible believing people I know along with several other parents were eraged that our pastor did not disclose the ending b4 the kids watched this. So the last 2 movies in the series my mother set up a place in the dining hall 4 the kids who didn't want 2 watch the final 2 movies 2 play and stuff. I discussed something with my dad today about these movies, back then kids weren't as exposed to things as they are 2day. I'm not saying I lived a sheltered life because I didn't but in 1987 there was computers but no internet, cell phones, email, i guess things moved a little slower. I grew up in a christian home and wasn't allowed to watch many r-rated films esp. horror i had to beg my mom to let me go see the orignal predator because it was rated r. But with all that said here's my arguement and many other people's also. How come as long as something has to do with religion and christianity it's okay by your arguement kids can watch chucky and not be scared?? How do u know, so with that said as long as a movie is christian themed jason vorhees and leatherface can come out swinging machete's and chainsaw's and it's all good. The church I went to at that time the pastor was always on the young people's ass about horror movies, rock music and such and thta if u participated in such activities u were going 2 hell or was going 2 be left behind that is not true what so ever if it is then the pope is jewish. All i'm saying is I don't believe this how you win people to life long commitment's 2 jesus. I'm saved, a christian, and am not going 2 be here to witness all the stuff the movies protray. More than likely the mark will be a microchip and yes more than likely if u do not take it u will be beheaded. All i'm saying yes God is a God of venegeance but he's also a God of love, he sent his only son who was with him since b4 the universe was created 2 die for our sin not sin's our sin is rejecting do we sin after we get saved oh u bet we do but the ultimate sin that sends u 2 hell in a eternity without God is rejecting his son. These movies r not the way u win people who no nothing about jesus over. Evidence enough 4 u, any1 else can email me at [email protected] I would be more than honored 2 tell u how to accept God's gift his son jesus christ. and 1 last thing how in God's name can u say the acting in these movies is better than left behind if the actor in the thief series were any stiffer u could take them 2 the ocean and surf on them, wooden acting at it's best.