Can there be an atheistic religion?
June 12, 2018 at 3:00 am #9672
@davis said….And Jesus was not the last person to tell a metaphor about the topic. The film “The power of one” or the book “The alchemist” or the Harry Potter franchise….
It’s funny you said that because I finally actually watched some Harry Potter films last weekend (a bit late , I know) and all I kept thinking about was similar Bible stories. Damm-It, I was so brain-washed. I loved the films, especially the Severus Snape character. People have told me I resembled him a bit, LOL but that’s just because I had long black hair for a while. Of course ‘Lord of the Rings’ is a another epic tale/franchise that probably has more to teach than Jesus.June 12, 2018 at 3:20 am #9673
Neb by neb The sighted sign That waxing on Is so much brail In declensions Of deforming Glancing meaning But who can describe?June 12, 2018 at 11:15 am #9674
I do try to keep my neb out of trouble by minimizing the dosage of declensions used around Christians.June 12, 2018 at 12:06 pm #9675
Yes, forming and deforming, neb by neb without ever knowing whether blows are glancing or even in correct direction and all the while true Christians are confined to baby cribs painting bars with their feces…June 15, 2018 at 2:12 am #9695
Damm-It, I was so brain-washed. I loved the films, especially the Severus Snape character.
The Harry Potter films are utterly epic. Every two years or so we watch all 8 films over one weekend. There are so many humanist themes running through the work (despite the supernatural afterlife of wizards and a world where the laws of physics are continuously broken all the time). The narrative is utterly packed with the concept of death without qualifying death as necessarily bad or good but something that happens (an imortant humanist topic). It covers the abuse of power and threatened democratic processes, discrimination, sexism and pointless suffering (again, major themes in humanism). The importance of knowledge (and learning it accurately along with experimentation and practical learning) is also an essential humanist theme (though we don’t quite reach “impirical knowledge” cause, like, they’re wizards).
After the concept of death, the second thematic focus are: fiendship, trust, self sacrifice and “doing the right thing”. They aren’t exactly humanist themes though they do fit into most moral systems that humanists devise.
But really, you have to admit it is a fantastic epic story with amazing characters (phenomenal actors) and endless creativity, delights and surprises. My only regret was not reading the books first. I cannot enjoy a book after seeing the film. Right?
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