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The Vatican, which is a spiritual touchstone for the world’s 1.1 billion Catholics, has not been shy about criticizing films it believes include an un-Christian take on Christian issues, such as James Cameron’s Avatar and The Da Vinci Code, based on the Dan Brown book of the same name and directed by Ron Howard. The language used to criticize Prometheus was more mild than that used in attacking Avatar and The Da Vinci Code....

In 2010, on the 30th anniversary of the film’s release, the Vatican attracted headlines by using the term “Catholic Classic” to describe The Blues Brothers, the John Landis comedy in which Jake and Elwood Blues -- played by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, respectively -- set out on a series of adventures aimed at raising money for the Catholic orphanage where they grew up, claiming repeatedly that they were “on a mission from God.”

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1 posted on 10/08/2012 9:40:53 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Alex Murphy

Sheesh, it was a science FICTION movie which did nothing but recycle the most common and overworked topic in the syfi genre.


2 posted on 10/08/2012 9:49:28 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Alex Murphy
The Earth is 4.5 billion years old.

There's a whole lot of time we ... and the church ... know nothing about

3 posted on 10/08/2012 9:53:20 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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a story about a team of explorers seeking to understand the origins of mankind on earth after discovering a series of clues left behind by ancient civilizations.

I think that's a great idea.

If more people (scientists, for instance) would explore the clues left by our Creator, Darwinism would die the ignominious death it deserves.
4 posted on 10/08/2012 9:56:36 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Alex Murphy

It’s a movie. A fictional movie. I dont think reasonable people take theological direction from SciFi movies but it’s better than scientology or islam.


5 posted on 10/08/2012 10:01:24 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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7 posted on 10/08/2012 10:29:09 AM PDT by BlueDragon (going to change my name to "Nobody" then run for elective office)
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To: Alex Murphy

So what did they think about “2001”? That’s about as relevant.


10 posted on 10/08/2012 12:07:14 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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The Vatican’s official newspaper (...) saying it is “a bad idea to defy the gods.”

Does the Vatican now subscribes to polytheism? That would be strange, and somewhat unbelievable.

12 posted on 10/08/2012 12:38:04 PM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Alex Murphy; circlecity; OldNavyVet; muir_redwoods; ozzymandus; Moltke
The comments tell you more details
You know this is just a Vatican Newspaper. The Vatican Newspaper does not speak for the Church. It was a movie review written by some guy. They do movie reviews all of the time. Most reviewers thought Prometheus was garbage.

Don't let that stop the Hollywood reporter from publishing a sensationalist article which uses words like "attack" and "Catholic Church" to create some sort of narrative to grab readers attention and make them think that the Pope is pissed off about the movie.

Who translated the L'osservatorre Romano article for the writer of this article? Translations of the article that I have read don't have any of the criticisms mentioned in this article. Perhaps the writer is fabricating or stretching to make a juicy, anti-catholic headline?

It's really sad that no one even thinks to study up On L'osservatorre Romano. They are not the official vatican newspaper. They are a newspaper that reports on events in the Catholic Church. It's like saying the Washington Post is written by President Obama.

Moltke -- also note that the translation is bad.
16 posted on 10/09/2012 2:22:44 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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