VATICAN CITY – The Catholic Church has slammed the film ‘Avatar’ – for being godless!
The Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, is the “semi-official” newspaper of the Church. It not only covers important Vatican matters, but also discusses more abstract beliefs in Catholicism, as well as review some mainstream media.
The newspaper printed their review of James Cameron’s film “Avatar”, and they were not pleased! The editors devoted three articles in total to covering the film, summing up that it is not only bland and shallow, but also has “few genuine emotions.”
The Vatican Radio was more direct about its dislike, claiming it “cleverly winks at all those pseudo-doctrines that turn ecology into the religion of the millennium.”
In the film, “nature is no longer a creation to defend but a divinity to worship.”
This matches up with Pope Benedict XVI’s warnings against the danger of worshiping nature as a “new divinity.” However, a Vatican spokesman has clearly stated that while the reviews reflect the Pope’s views, he does not officially approve anything printed.