Many people have still not seen the shocking documentary, “180”, yet. But over a million people have! What it is about this movie that makes it worth viewing?
Frankly, it makes you un’comfortable’. The quotes are a play on words, since the primary voice you hear in the interview is that of evangelist, Ray Comfort. Mostly known for the Way of the Master television show and evangelism training kits, Ray uses a unique and innovative style of analogy and interviews to change people’s minds on abortion.
Amazingly, in our culture today – we have access to millions of gigabytes of information at a moment’s notice, yet many people form strikingly ‘uninformed’ opinions. Ray Comfort, realizing the utter shallowness of the average American young adult, has found a gentle yet effective way to exploit this! By carefully and honestly asking several young adults some very simple questions about the WWII Holocaust, Ray effectively provides a method for getting people to verbalize their own idea that they ‘indeed value human life.’
Ultimately driving the conversation to the issue of abortion, Ray is able to help people to see that if they would think through the application of what they truly believe, then they must also adamantly defend all human life; including that of the unborn.
What you get in the end is a shocking picture of the ignorance and persuade-ability of American youth. It will make you uncomfortable either because you may be pro-choice; or you may realize how silent you’ve been on a topic you thought you felt strongly about. But you are left with HOPE as well. There is hope that as more of us will become willing to imitate Ray as he imitates Christ that (one person at a time) we will be able to have an impact on our culture for Christ and the unborn that He loves.
Shane D Martin says
Thanks for posting the blog. We are really starting to get some where with this. Gos is faithful.
Tamara Slack says
I’m glad you wrote this. I have been thinking of writing on my blog and on suite101 about it too. Saturate the internet with info about 180! Thanks for posting 🙂