.@paramountnet is showing both Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, so our Saturday night is set.
Too bad that Spielberg didn't do a film in which Indiana Jones prevented the Nazis from discovering and using the true Cross as part of their world domination. That would have been quite the trilogy along with the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail.
Of course there are like hundreds of churches that claim they have a true Cross relic, so it's not quite the same.
The ancient engineers who booby trap all of the places in both of these movies are pretty impressive.
"The power of God... or something." Yes, the ark that holds the Ten Commandments may have "or something."
Fact that Indiana Jones leaves Marion with Belloq proves Belloq's point that their methods aren't all that different. The main difference is that Indiana has enough ethics to not be hired by Nazis. #RaidersoftheLostArk
In some Catholic thinking, there is a connection to Mary as the Ark of the New Covenant. The parallel is that Jesus personified the contents of the "Old Covenant," so naturally, Mary, who carried him, would be the Ark. #RaidersoftheLostArk

Young people today may not realize how much Nazis were villains in pop culture as late as the 1980s & 1990s but #RaidersoftheLostArk is here to remind them. And this is why we think American culture will NEVER accept the latter-day Nazi resurgence as part of our "heritage."
God makes it pretty clear the Nazis aren't never going to get his Ark by burning off the swastika symbol in the crate that is holding the Ark. Always liked that detail. #RaidersoftheLostArk
In the end, what saves Indiana Jones is that he actually does have faith and he does believe in the "magic" he talks about in the beginning of the film. Belloq and the Nazis never respect the power of God. #RaidersoftheLostArk
And of course, they pay the ultimate price for not respecting God. For thinking that they can look upon the face of God. #RaidersoftheLostArk
"The Ark of the Covenant is a metaphor for the nuclear bomb. In this thread, we'll explain how...." 1/6978
Just kidding, we wouldn't do that to you.

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