The Gordian knot with which the film industry struggles is not what they think
it is.The real hilarity of this situation lies with the notion that one
can convey something of which he knows nothing.They are so used to trying
to influence society to see things their own waythat they have overlooked
the real circumstance of their plight.Words do not transmit meaning.
Films do not transmit meaning.They only arouse the meanings, emotions or
feelings that are already within the readers or viewers.There is nothing
the "faithless" film makers can do to convey "faith" or
other spiritual matters to those who "have" had such experience. Only
the spirit can convey such experience.If the film makers have not
had experience with the matters of the spiritthere is nothing they can
even imagine (or conjure up) to attempt to conveythat of which they are
ignorant. But, they can continue to encourage those who have NOT had such
experienceto wonder around wondering about those things they don't know.
Boys Town and Father Flanagan - "He ain't heavy, he's my brother!"
The growth of religious intolerance (aka, the intolerance of 'ideas' that are
not your own) is to blame.I hear people using this horrible logic
more and more every day and it is the one thing that offends me and that I fear
most, which is- 'you are wrong because you disagree with me'.1)
Since when was that a valid argument?2) Such a mentality is
unwilling to listen and promotes anarchy. No society can live in peace unless
they accept the freedom of conscience. D&C provided such a perfect warning
so long before today- because it is true.
Pirates of the Carribian as far as Im concerned has been done to death the best
part of the third movie was leaving the theatre and taking the popcorn with me
considering I paid 4 times what it really was worth maybe if they would really
put soda in the cups instead of filling them with ice. I would actually go see a
movie . as long as it has nothing to do with Jack Sparrow and he band of
renowned pirates... I wont be seeing this one. been there and done it
I actually enjoyed this one very much, for this very reason. All things that
deal with redemption touch a tender spot. This movie dealt with redemption on
many levels and with many degrees of success.One minor point of
disagreement. Angelica DID try to save her father, but it wasn't her failure;
it was his. Again, a different slice of the redemption pie.There
would have been much to ponder and discuss. Or, you could just say, "Hey,
it's just another 'Pirates' movie."
re: Y Grad / Y Dad | 4:57 p.m. July 9, 2011 This was a good movie
except for the mermaid angle. There were parts where organized
religion was mocked. The elements of redemption/salvation were gnostic in nature
@Y Grad / Y Dad | 4:57 p.m. July 9, 2011 You are, of course correct about
Angelica. I gave so much away about the movie that I tried to be a bit opaque
about that scene. I didn't want another spoiler -- but, I hope that, perhaps,
the article might add a layer of interest that might not be there otherwise.@Wally West | 5:44 p.m. July 9, 2011Religion mocked? Well, by the
characters in the film perhaps somewhat. But the writers of the film (including
Depp) obviously have shown more respect for religion than what it normally
gets.Another point I would have liked to discuss more was how
powerful the magic was, yet with all its outward power, most of the characters
seemed to think that religion had a latent and more meaningful power behind it.