Angels and Demons hits the theatres in two weeks and some members of the Church hierarchy already have their skirts in a bunch. But one clergy did put it right — they shouldn’t play the movie’s game; the more they oppose it, the more attention they give it. And as if that changes anything. I am amused by how some Church officials dismiss the movie for being far from the truth. Isn’t that what fiction is?
Anyway, all this attention on religion reminded me of one of the best documentaries on religion I’ve seen. Did Darwin Kill God? is presented by Connor Cunningham, a theologian and philosopher, and articulates something we all know instinctively but can’t somehow find the words to explain it: the Theory of Evolution is not at odds with Church teaching, and vice versa.
This documentary presents this theory from a historical and philosophical point of view. It finds itself firmly in the middle of two fundamentalist camps which we see today as the creationists and the ultra-evolutionists. Watching this feels like downing a glass of iced water during a hot summer day.