Wednesday, June 29, 2011
As many of you know I enjoy films, especially those that express thoughts and themes in ways that other media or the written word may not address easily. I am curious about a new picture by director Matthew Chapman "a thriller in which a battle of philosophies between a fundamentalist Christian and an atheist escalates into a lethal battle of wills." Click on the link below to get a taste of what the film is about. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13875980
As someone who is not a fundamentalist I will wait for the reviews to see whether the contrast between perspectives is nuanced or whether it falls into predictable stereotypes. I find that some atheists are fundamentalist in their outlooks as well, unable to hear others. Conversely, I have known very conservative Christians whose theology I don't agree with, yet they are genuine and gracious.
Hey, a film with Liv Tyler in it deserves the benefit of the doubt, so to speak.
Does this one intrigue you? Do you think most of us have a bit of fundamentalism in us on certain issues?