(30-05-2010, 08:50 PM)vrc Wrote: There is definitely a growing trend (I think it may be linked to extreme left-wing politics, like communism, etc.) towards atheism amongst younger people, in the west and, sadly, if their only exposure of Christianity is negative, it leaves them without the option of forming a more spiritually enlightened view.
I did watch the series of programmes called "A History of Christianity", presented by Diarmud MacCulloch, which was good and, I thought, balanced.
I've noticed this too, especially on social media sites like Facebook.
Thanks for the series recommendation - will look out for it
(31-05-2010, 10:00 AM)John Charmley Wrote: I notice that another film about religion 'Of Gods and Men' has just won a prize at the Cannes Film Festival. It is about the murder of seven Cistercian monks in Algeria.
I watched that several months ago, very moving account, I thought.
Also hired the dvd of "Brother Sun, Sister Moon" recently and although I found it dated, I quite enjoyed it - it was nice to sit and watch a film with a few friends that wasn't about Zombies!
And talking of series, I also hired the BBC series "Churches: How to read them" by Richard Taylor. Splendid stuff! The presenter has so much infectious enthusiasm for his subject.
For someone like me who's only been re-discovering a Christian path late in (middle-aged) life it was fascinating see the ways that Christianity developed in these islands. The beautiful buildings and interiors were a bonus