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Originally posted by passenger
reply to post by loveispeace
Sometimes, I am amazed at what passes for deep and profound thought nowadays. Sometimes, I’m amazed that we managed to survive this far as a species. Witness, Avatar and the reviews of it:
Originally posted by loveispeace
The greatest underlying message in the movie is that of a green planet …It portrays humans as a greedy and self destructing technologically advanced species, while the people from Pandora, are portrayed as a much more spiritual race, needing nothing, other that their connection to Mother Pandora and GOD… The 3D aspect will only help to submerge you in a new world just as real as ours and enchanting by its beauty and soul.
Don’t see any irony in you sitting in a theatre, watching a 3D film, that cost hundreds of millions of dollars, produced with the latest technology, that preaches about the evils of technology and the superiority of returning to nature?
Hey guess what? Spirituality and connection with Mother Earth didn’t make that movie available to you. The lights that lit the theatre and the vehicle you used for transportation to the theater and the food that you ate before or after the movie, and the clothes that you wore there, and the medicines that allowed you to be healthy enough to go there, and the heat that was provided to keep you from freezing, and everything else involved with your very existence and your ability to see that movie – had nothing to do with being ‘in touch’ with nature and spirituality!
It did have something to do with ‘evil humans’ raping the planet and extracting its resources and making the life we have possible. It had everything to do with people taking ores and minerals and fuel from the Earth and making ‘evil technology’ out of them. And yeah, maybe the planet didn’t give it up willingly, but we had to take it in order to reach the level we are at. According to the philosophy of James Cameron, all we would have had to do was talk to Mother Planet and everything we needed would be provided and Paradise would be ours. Could he or his movie ever have existed if we tried to follow the beliefs set forth in his film? Do you really believe that? Does he? Unbelievable.
You think Cameron has such a great message? Well, put it to the test! Go out into the deepest woods and leave all the evils of our civilization behind. Talk to mother Earth and ask her to shelter you and provide for your needs. Take James Cameron with you. After a year, if you’re still alive, drop us a line and let us know what you think about connecting with nature.