In this three part series, Brian Godawa discusses the popular movie Avatar, delving into its statements about modern culture as well as its religious aspects. He labels it as a “postmodern pagan myth” advocating “nature worship” that condemns the science, military and corporations of the Western world. He then examines how pantheism and the Gaia hypothesis provide a religious framework within the movie. In addition, he discusses ancient and modern myth-making as a means to overthrow dominate political and cultural institutions. Ultimately, he attributes the film’s world-wide success to its appeal to a transcendent reality beyond the material for which all humans long.
  • Science and Faith at the Movies: “Avatar”, Part 1

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    Science and Faith at the Movies: “Avatar”, Part 1 | Brian Godawa

    Those who attack its faults are missing a much more important point: Avatar’s success cannot be dismissed. It is resonating with tens of millions of people around the plane... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 1 of 3
  • Science and Faith at the Movies: “Avatar”, Part 2

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    Science and Faith at the Movies: “Avatar”, Part 2 | Brian Godawa

    If you want to know the worldview that a filmmaker is affirming, look at the good guys. Look at the hero and how he ends up seeing the world. Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 2 of 3
  • Science and Faith at the Movies: “Avatar”, Part 3

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    Science and Faith at the Movies: “Avatar”, Part 3 | Brian Godawa

    Humanity, created as it is in the image of God, craves transcendence regardless of our technological advancement. Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 3 of 3