Film review: Agora
I don't know whether anyone here has seen, or intends to see, the film Agora starring Rachel Weisz as Hypatia, but a word of warning is in order.
I know we are used to a general anti-Christian bias in parts of the media, and films are hardly supportive of the Faith, but this one is a particular horror.
The Christians of fifth century Alexandria are presented as essentially an early branch of the Taleban, a bunch of thugs who spend their time toughing up cultivated pagans and harmless Jews. St, Cyril is presented as the lineal ancestor of Osama bin Laden without the humour, who orders the death of the lovely and intelligent pagan philosopher, Hypatia, after having helped organise the burning down of the great library of Alexandria.
One had hoped that Gibbon's gross misrepresentation had been corrected, but clearly not, Kingsley's version lives, breathes, and is Rachel Weisz.
I'm awaiting the early life of Muhammad from the same folk.
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (1 John 4:10)