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January 10, 2010 at 9:41 pm 2 comments

Disclaimer: I haven’t seen Mr Cameron’s latest oeuvre.

But someone evidently has… before

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RIP Edward Schillebeeckx Bible references on guns??

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  • 1. John  |  February 10, 2010 at 5:31 am

    It all depends on what kind of ideological axe one has to grind, doesnt it.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the film for three reasons.

    The good guys won.

    At a fundamental level the film was about the “culture” of death as represented by the techno-barbarian invaders, versus the culture of life as represented by the Navi.

    Again the culture of life won. (What does that say about all the religionists who loathed the film?)

    Altogether the various themes of the film had much resonance with the contents of these references.

    http://www.aboutadidam.org/readings/bridge_to_god/index2.html

    http://www.fearnomorezoo.org/trees/sacred_trees.php

    http://www.dabase.org/p2anthro.htm

    http://www.dabase.org/p9rightness.htm

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    • 2. tortoise  |  February 10, 2010 at 10:16 am

      Thanks for your comment, John – brought to us all via a medium spawned by the techno-barbarian industrial-military complex 🙂

      I still haven’t seen the film, but I would say that No, an assertion that the screenplay is derivative and/or plagiaristic actually doesn’t depend upon the grinding of ideological axes (such as those on display in your links). There’s a difference between source-critical and socio-scientific-critical approaches, you know.

      Still, I’m happy you enjoyed it. Incidentally I haven’t come across any “religionists [odd word] who loathed the film”, but if it bothered me then I would be inclined to make up my own mind.

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