January Free Movie Night: Four Horsemen

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The Four Horsemen Are Coming

Four Horsemen …reveals the fundamental flaws in the economic system which have brought our civilization to the brink of disaster. 23 leading thinkers –frustrated at the failure of their respective disciplines – break their silence to explain how the world really works.

The film pulls no punches in describing the consequences of continued inaction – but its message is one of hope. If more people can equip themselves with a better understanding of how the world really works, then the systems and structures that condemn billions to poverty or chronic insecurity can at last be overturned. Solutions to the multiple crises facing humanity have never been more urgent, but equally, the conditions for change have never been more favourable. Official Four Horsemen Film Site

What are the Four Horsemen?

The modern Four Horsemen this film represents are:

  1. Our crooked and rapacious financial system
  2. Escalating organized violence
  3. Abject poverty for billions of humanity
  4. Exhaustion of earth’s resources leading to ecological catastophe

When: Monday, January 19th, 2015 from 7-9pm
What: Free screening of the documentary film, Four Horsemen
Why: Because it will make more sense of our world
Where: Sherrill Hall, 39 E. Central Street, Natick, MA.  Rear-side entrance of St. Paul’s Church (see map below)
What else:  On-street and municipal parking lot adjoining Sherrill Hall
And there’s more:  Light refreshments will be served.

The Legend of the Four Horsemen

The legend of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse has it that the four Horsemen stand out in history as warning signs of the end of the world.

The first Horseman rides a white horse, and he represents the anti-Christ, proclaiming false prophecies and crying the end if the world. He wears a golden crown and carries a bow in his hand. He is crafty, spreading a false sense of God’s Will while hiding behind the facade of Divine favor.

The second Horseman comes colored in the blood of conflict. To roughly translate what Emil Bock writes, the Red Horseman rides “to destroy peace on Earth and to sow fighting amongst the people.” With his arrival, countries’ leaders will fight each other, while the Horseman oppresses the faithful of God’s children.

The Black Horsemen brings with him disease and famine. His actions are directed to affect mostly the economy of a society, driving up food prices when crops fail, and making labor more valuable when plague kills off workers. Under him, the wealthy thrive upon the misfortune of the poor, who are unable to pay for the items they need to survive.

Finally comes Death, riding a pale horse – one which is often described as ashen or greenish-yellow, the color of a corpse. Death brings with him Satan’s minions, and they in turn wreak havoc on mankind’s souls, throwing millions into the “Great Pit,” which descends directly to Hell. His goal is to destroy all that has life on Earth. [Source]

 

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