Much to my dismay, there are people who don’t like Quentin Tarantino’s masterpiece Pulp Fiction. Among cinema fans you’d be harder pressed to find such sentiments, but out in the wider world such antipathy is surprisingly common.
When one of my undergrad classes watched the film, about half the class didn’t like it. The most oft-repeated complaints: the copious amounts of swearing and violence. I don’t know the religious affiliations of my disappointed classmates, but several people I’ve been speaking to recently, specifically Christians, have commented along similar lines. The thing that is so mystifying to me is why they would hate a film with such strong Christian themes. Continue reading