Adam, Eve and their good friend Tron

I don't know if any of our readers are interested in the new Tron film, but I went to see it Friday and I have to say, it has one of the more compelling images of original sin of recent times.  Jeff Bridges plays this computer programmer father-figure who creates a program,"Clu", (it's an acronym for fast-talking moviespeak gobbeldygook), to work with him to build the perfect universe. Clu looks just like Bridges -- only in a freaky, Grand Theft Auto digital recreation sort of way -- but as a program he thinks only as Bridges has instructed him. 

Like anyone who thinks they know for certain what would make the perfect universe -- even Democrats -- Bridges is fundamentally misguided, and as a result the mission that Clu pursues relentlessly ends up ruining everything for everyone. (Think fascist state with cool Light-Brite clothing.)  Put in Catholic-speak, the sins of the father affect not only the son that was formed by them, but the whole world.  

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Look closely in the film and you can also find an interesting take on the Trinity, and the coolest version of frisbee football ever. It's worth a look.  

Jim McDermott, S.J.  

 

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Beth Cioffoletti
7 years 10 months ago
David, my friends used to give me the "bah-humbug" award every Christmas.  I think that you could give me some good competition! :-)

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