Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Agora, Clash of Religion

I know not many have watched this movie, I also know little will consider owning the DVD. But I want to recommend to friends who believe, or don’t believe. Or think that science and logic is everything that this universe is, there is no God.

At roughly 301AD, King Tiridates III proclaims Christianity the state Religion after he was cure by Gregory.

100 years later, Christianity flourishes throughout the west, Jewish is scattered. Background story in Roman Egypt, where the Great Lighthouse was built, and evolves mainly around Hypatia, the famous Philosopher who was stoned to death, and torn apart. She is a martyr of Science, called a witch.

This is a serious film, you can see in many parts how beliefs was debated, like it is today, many scene how Religious leader cleverly use their knowledge of the Scripture to mislead crowd, and how Science and Religion misunderstood each other. Later in history many scientist was burned, staked, or crucified as heretic, many golden centuries of Religion was marked in this way.

I watched, like this film and then later found out that it won awards, but has difficulty winning crowd.

I watched again with subtitles, part of me was moved, part sadden. It is still what we see today, although not obvious.

But then again, I also enjoyed it very much. We should have more movie like this.

Go get the DVD, or come get from me. If I host a movie event, this is what I will show. 5 star.

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