Modern Pensées

Reconsidering theology, philosophy, culture, economics, and politics

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I have now actually seen Avatar.  Can’t say I really disagree with Mark here on the spiritual side of things.  Spiritually, I would characterize Avatar as repackaged gnosticism having also shades of process theology and pantheism.  The film is not merely spiritual, it is also political and in its politik, it is a full-frontal attack on Western Imperialism and American hegemony.  I would be hesitant to equate Western Imperialism with the cultural mandate (to do so would be wrong and dangerous).  Politically, I think the film is more of an attack on Western Imperialism/Colonialism than the cultural mandate.

Your thoughts?


Written by Michael Graham

February 26, 2010 at 12:08 pm

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  1. Dont think about it too much, it was a cool movie – i dont get my theology from it.


    February 27, 2010 at 12:08 am

  2. You should go online and look up Mars hill’s film and theology to see why they take so movies so seriously. Good post though!

    Jack Lonergan

    March 14, 2011 at 2:21 am

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