Pantheism Worldview Clips
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Scene: A movie trailer for Eat Pray Love. The main character is searching for meaning and purpose.
Teaching Point: This movie has a Hindu foundation. There is much talk about the “Universe” taking care of people. The things that she is looking for (everlasting love, purpose, joy, stability) can only be found in the One True God not in becoming one with the universe.
Scene: Movie trailer for Avatar.
Teaching Point: This film has a pantheistic foundation. Unity in and with the universe is paramount. And, even the trees have special healing and god-like powers.
Scene: Luke going through Jedi training.
Teaching Point: Letting go of consciousness and extending feelings to become “one” with an over-arching energy “force” is representative of a pantheistic worldview.
Scene: Luke is concerned about his trainer as he is not feeling well.
Teaching Point: The trainer is feeling that something is not right with the “force”. Pantheism relies upon oneness with the universe and when something is off with an impersonal, overarching energy force it is believed that one can feel it because man is one with this ultimate reality by spiritual enlightenment.
Scene: Obi Wan Kenobi tells Luke about the “the force” that was created by the gathering of all living things and binds the universe together.
Teaching Point: According to Pantheism, god is everywhere and everything, therefore everything is interconnected and the controlling force is an impersonal, indistinguishable energy.
Scene: Chevy Chase and his caddy are playing golf. Chevy decides to try out some New Age practices of becoming one with his golf ball.
Teaching Point: This scene reflects a postmodern/pantheist worldview. Chevy is postmodern in his approach to answering questions that his caddy has about life and is postmodern when he acknowledges that there is a force in the universe that will carry the golf ball into the green. He is bypassing simple physics and giving credit to “the force”, telling his caddy to stop thinking, let go, and find his center. Most worldviews, except for Christianity, overlap each other.
Scene: Ray Kinsella is a novice Iowa farmer who lives with his wife Annie and his daughter Karin. While walking through his cornfield one evening, Ray hears a voice that whispers, “If you build it, he will come.” Ray continues hearing the voice before finally seeing a vision of a baseball diamond in his field.
Teaching point: Behind Pantheism is the idea that you can create your own reality. This movie is about the manifesting of people from the past. Occultism is the “religion” beneath this movie.Deuteronomy 18:10-12.
Yoda helps Luke understand that he must believe in and connect with the force, which is a pantheistic energy source, to wield its power.