Friday, November 27, 2009

Character of the Anabaptist Faith.

Not Just Movies uses a review of Carlos Reygadas movie Silent Light (my review for KillingtheBuddha can be read here) to ask if Anabaptist character directly reflects centuries of persecution:

(It should be noted, however, that the community does not seem concerned with condemning Johan for his actions. The Anabaptists were heavily dogmatic but also largely peaceful, but they also suffered horribly at the hands of both Catholics and Protestants. I wonder, then, if the persecution and atrocity they suffered in some way instilled an instinctive lack of judgment in its descendants. Their acceptance of Johan's feelings does not, however, lessen the tension of his wracked conscience.)



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