spiritual perspective on movies

More than human destiny

Is it fatalistic to believe in destiny? Can we overcome what has already been determined by fate?

These are questions that came to me as I watched the recent Steven Spielberg movie, Minority Report. The movie thrills with impressive special effects (a couple that are not for the squeamish). And more than offering just these techno-marvels, the movie highlights some important cautionary political ideas. Yet, what stood out most for me was a more metaphysical question that the plot raised: Just because we've been told that something is destined to happen, does it mean it is going to happen?

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