I loved the movie Atonement- until the end. Atonement was articulate, intense, passionate, meaningful, romantic and deep. In the end, the heart of the movie was pulled out. Its need for a climactically atoning ending never occured.
The movie anticlimaxed with a placebo “atonement”. For me, the whole movie came crashing down, as if the cornerstone was pulled out.
Atonement portrays “atonement” as if it can be otained through one’s artistic abilities (writing great novels). One reviewer wrote:
“Can an artist make amends for her sins through her art?” – Peter Travis of Rolling Stone.
Is our need for atonement transcendant and substantial or is it something we can create for ourselves? Is atonement an subjective occurance or it is an absolute- related to what we need before God?
ER artfully, passionately and articulately trumps Atonement’s empty defintion of atonement:
I found this at Christ is Deeper
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