Thomas Hibbs: The Apocalypse Is Nigh””So Laugh It Up?

The recent religious comedies of the Carrel/Carrey ilk aren’t hostile to religion, per se. Nor do they question the existence of the divine or suggest that believers are suckers.

But they do deliver a vastly diminished deity. The God portrayed by Morgan Freeman in “Bruce Almighty” is not an awe-inspiring lawgiver and judge but a warm, if occasionally demanding, friend of the people. God tells Bruce that the problem with human beings is that they keep looking up to God for help rather than looking to one another.

Maybe these literal representations of man’s interactions with God aren’t the most interesting divine comedies being made today.

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