Those who need this film the most, those who are sincerely entrenched in a religion that does not actually reflect the life of the One on whom it was based, will not find enough of a nagging, open-ended question accompanying them out of the theatre.
The prophets are everywhere in history. Sometimes they speak for a lifetime. Sometimes they speak once, and their words echo for many lifetimes. Sometimes their lives are their message.
Ultimately, Dr. Jones makes the journey we all may hopefully make. Awakened from his sleepy life, and re-examining “what is,” he moves from half-hearted efforts to fully embracing a project, and perhaps life, of belief in something greater.
“This is the story of two very different looking faiths. Black and white, inner city and suburban, Christian and Jewish, rich and poor, and in almost every way opposite ends of the spectrum, yet there is an enormous similarity between these two men.”
There is no pithy position on how to change the world, or even how to find God. The portrayal is primarily of the importance of experienced travelers sharing the road with those just starting out.
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