August 4th 2007


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EDITORIAL: Solving the housing crisis

NATIONAL SECURITY: The lessons of the Dr Haneef case

CANBERRA AFFAIRS: Will Liberals dump Howard before election?

ECONOMIC AFFAIRS: Call for industry policy debate

PORNOGRAPHY: Canberra drags its feet over internet porn

FAMILY: Group marriage on the way

VICTORIA: No more abortions, please

STRAWS IN THE WIND: Bring back King Canute / The entertainers / Broadcaster's bias / Regime changes in Turkey and Pakistan?

SPECIAL FEATURE: Postmodern science - a contradiction in terms

VIETNAM: Economic tiger, political laggard

GLOBAL WARMING: Hosting a hog roast to promote vegetarianism

OBITUARY: A born leader and exemplary Christian - Peter Keogh (1931-2007)

Tough anti-terror laws needed (letter)

Collective bargaining hypocrisy (letter)

Rudd on grocery and housing prices (letter)

Young couples without homes (letter)

First home unaffordable (letter)

Young people deprived by technology (letter)

Film's Christian theme? (letter)

BOOKS: STRUGGLE AND ACHIEVEMENT, by Hal G.P. Colebatch

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Film's Christian theme? (letter)


by Don Gallagher

News Weekly, August 4, 2007
Sir,

As a movie-goer of limited experience (I have seen only one movie in the last five years), I am perhaps not qualified to comment on As It Is In Heaven, reviewed by Len Phillips, who rated the film as "anti-religious" (News Weekly, July 7, 2007).

However, I saw this film in the company of two friends; and we all agreed that, as it appeared to be based on the life of Christ, it was far from being "anti-religious".

The world-famous conductor Daniel Daréus was the Christ-like figure "who came to his own and his own received him not". He gathered around him his apostles, represented by the church choir whose brusque, belligerent spokesman represented St Peter.

The hypocritical church pastor stood for the Pharisees. After the death of Daréus, the final beautiful scene where the faithful gathered together singing "in tongues", surely represented the coming of the Holy Spirit.

There are further parallels your readers might like to search for, e.g., Mary Magdalene and Judas.

Don Gallagher,
Griffth, ACT




























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