Getting Religion: The Ten Best Films on Faith1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
Is religion indeed the opiate of the masses? Judging by the number of movies made on the subject, you’d be tempted to think so.
Regardless of whether you believe in a higher power, it is impossible to deny the pervasive influence of organized religion through history, and need I add, not always for the good.
There are those who claim that religion has been responsible for losing as many lives as it’s saved. Certainly devastating wars have been launched, and forces of prejudice and intolerance harbored, in its name.
It has also done an enormous amount of good, at the very least giving countless people hope who had no tangible basis to feel any.
I suppose that in the final analysis, religion is what we humans have made of it, good and bad. Perhaps that’s what makes it such a fascinating subject for film.