James Cameron’s new film, Avatar, is a stunning piece of visual art containing more than just dazzling special effects. Pantheism undergirds the script and guides the plot as the characters of this fantasy hunger for oneness with creation. On today’s program, guest host Dr. Russell Moore along with columnist Ross Douthat, analyze the message behind the movie and what it reveals about American culture. As they point out, people are hungry to believe the pantheistic worldview, as they seek for something to fill their heart’s desire for worship, which has been left empty by the fall and sin. Christians should learn from movies like Avatar that culture is not moving towards secularism. As this movie indicates, running from the truth only leaves people hungry to find cheap substitutes for the worship they were created to give.
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