Originally Posted by oink
Many viewers missed many of the references in the film, although not too surprising.
In spite of their identifying themselves to pollsters as being "religious," few Americans know much about "religion."
Which is exactly how their religious "leaders" prefer it. Nothing new there. For centuries, the Roman Catholic Church and their royal allies prevented the peasantry from learning to read and write, often under punishment of death. Heaven forbid the Great Unwashed were actually able to read the Bible and form their own
opinions of its content, or even worse, disseminating those opinions to their fellow peasants. It was, and to a certain extent still is, all about control.
I think the religious overtones in Prometheus were kind of overblown anyway. If Scott tries to make a connection with the Engineers and early Christianity in the sequels, they will be barking up the wrong ecclesiastical tree, IMO. Keep it secular and scientifically grounded and you'll have a better science
fiction story.Edited by archiguy - 2/28/13 at 7:32am