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How a Worldview can Save Lives

Welcome back to "Faith in Film"! Today, we're going to talk about Hacksaw Ridge. Much like our last movie, The Book of Eli, this one comes with a content warning. It's a World War 2 movie, and it features scenes of intense violence. Viewer discretion is definitely advised here.

This film centers on Desmond Doss, a US Army medic who served in the Pacific theater. We begin the film exploring Desmond's childhood, and it's a bit rocky. His father, a World War 1 veteran, was a drunk who beat his wife. He was also a strict disciplinarian, never sparing the belt for Desmond or his brother Harold.

Mrs. Doss, the boys' mother, was a sweet woman w