Saturday, June 5, 2010

Barron - 'Agora'

Fr Robert Barron comments on the new film, "Agora". Note well that Fr Barron portends that the wave of anti-Christian sentiments has, as evidenced in this film filled with misinformation, now moved into popular culture and may, in fact, bring on active persecution of Christians.

His normative? "Stand fast" and "set the record straight."

UPDATE: David Bentley Hart chimes in.

1 comment:

Mike O'Malley said...

One might expect that a most talented film director would understand the power of the images he has selected.
Moreover, as published in the Washington Times a couple of weeks ago:
"Over and over again, elements are added to the story [in 'Agora'] that are not in the source material: the destruction of the library, the stoning of the Jews in the theatre, Cyril condemning Hypatia's teaching because she is a woman, the heliocentric 'breakthrough' and Hypatia's supposed irreligiousity. And each of these invented elements serves to emphasise the idea that she was a freethinking innovator who was murdered because her learning threatened fundamentalist bigots. The fact that [director Alejandro] Amenabar needs to rest this emphasis on things he has made up and mixed into the real story demonstrates how baseless this interpretation is.
Can Amenabar not know that he is fabricating a blood libel? ... just asking.

Hypatia and 'Agora' Redux,