Monday, December 21, 2009

Avatar: a theology for our day...pantheism

In Ross Douthat's insightful editorial in today's New York Times he unpacks the embedded theology in James Cameron's new movie "Avatar" (which I have not yet seen). God is in all creation, transcendence without immanence and without personal ethical demands. He even gets a quote from noted atheist Richard Dawkins, who calls such pantheism "a sexed up atheism". Is nature actually all that there is of God? I don't think so, but it certainly sells movies.


At 4:13 PM , Blogger Kelly said...



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