reply to post by LestatG
Hi LestatG, let me clarify this more for you:
When I said that I have already giving this same general ethicalmessage in my other threads about movies, of course, I was refering about the fact
that the films were showing a point of view that is completly against God, not about that all of them were cursed, that is a wrong conclusion that you
reached by yourself.
About the thing that God can be behind a curse, I don't know why is so difficult for you to understand this? it is clear that he is the only one
that has in his hands the destination of all the human beings, so if to many people that is involved in one specific project start to have a series of
bad events something is going on there? don't you think so?
The point here is that this movie is the one that has poured the cup of the patience of God with respect to films, to much defense of the extreme
violence as a valid resource to reach a goal, this is trying to sow in the concious of the people, specially the youths that are the major part of the
public of Batman, the terrible corrupt lemma that says:
The end justifies the means,
As was coined in The Prince, written by Niccolo Machiavelli in the early sixteenth century, and espouser of the so pragmatical philosophy that now
some directors and producers in holywood are trying to sale to the society.
About your comment that the three great religions are always confronted through centuries like now, let me say that is also a wrong generalization,
something that perhaps from our current situation can look like invariable through the centuries but it was not in that way for ever.
There were epochs in which they were not only not confronted but coexisting peaceful and harmoniously in a way in which they were together able to
push the humanity toward the renaicense in all the Arts of sciences, you must study more about the spirit of Cordoba, an exemplary realm of mutual
respect between the three great creeds that existed in Spain during 8 centuries, an ideal Camelot for the flourishing of the philosophy,
mathematics, geometry, optics, medicine and many other disciplines.
That is a nice example of the possible tolerance of the three great abrahamanic religions and also civilizations and moreover a great
counterexample for the ones that supports the sophism that only Christianism or western democracy can be merciful, tolerant and human rights
respectful, since Cordoba was not a Christian kingdom but a Muslim Caliphate.
I am not saying that all the movies that holywood have produced are so bad but many are corrupted and the trend to justify the war is clear from 300
Spartans to this Batman, The Dark Knight.
However movies like Kingdom of Heaven
have shown independent points of view that are more ethical, not perfect of course, but at least have
allowed the people to think if the values that we are now following are the correct ones or not. Even in that movie, with all the violence that
also is shown, there are important parts in which the public could watch that there is honor in all the religions and even mercy
For the ones that don't remember well this movie, pls chk:
How can we compare the daily suffering of thousands of Palestinians have had during the Jew occupation of their territories for more than 60 years,
the way in which they are systematically deprived of all their human rights, with the form in which Salahadin allowed to escape the whole Christian
inhabitants of Jerusalem when they took the city???
here is a nice profile of Salahadin or Saladin as it is better known in the west:
Thanks for your commentary,
The Angel of lightness
[edit on 8/6/2008 by The angel of light]