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Apocalypto

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Went to see it last night; visually interesting, but …

Tyler Cowen says “The film is about theology; virtually frame-by-frame it is commentary on Passion of the Christ, the Bible, or both. Call it mishnah, if you wish; the reviews I read didn’t get this at all. The movie’s central question is what the idea of a miracle, or salvation, can mean in a non-Christian world.”

… it seemed to me that the the film was taking the point of view that the destruction of Native American civilizations and the near-genocide of Native American population groups was neither a criminal act of colonialism, nor a world-historical accident, nor merely one of those tragic things that couldn’t have been prevented, but the divine act of a just God eager to punish them for their sins.

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