What the #$*! do we know?

http://www.whatthebleep.com/

I’m thinking about seeing this movie in Chicago tomorrow. Anybody else interested? (Or have you already heard good/bad reviews?)

4 Comments

  1. esotericbeccums says:

    Too bad I’m not in your area…that sounds like an interesting movie! I’ll have to see it when it gets to St. Louis.

  2. synnik says:

    I saw it a few weeks ago here in Denver.

    I both do and do not recommend it. I think that it is a great movie with about 90% accuracy in its content. I recommend it, especially if you have never contemplated what quatum physics implies for spirituality.
    However, that last 10% that is not accurate is a problem for me. Their science is great. But when the scientists start using the science to draw conclusions, I feel that they are out of their element and don’t really draw the best conclusions.

    Ironically, I feel that the section near the end when they guess what the purpose of our existence is — that is right on the money.

    All this can be summed up to say that as a person talking to another person, I do recommend it. Highly. But, if you ask me as a religious leader, as if I were talking to members of my church, I could not recommend it because I feel that a handful (a minority, even) of their conclusions are not correct based on my belief system. Listen to the facts, but draw your own conclusions.

  3. admin says:

    “Listen to the facts, but draw your own conclusions.”

    I don’t think the filmakers will dispute that – they end with, in so many words, “Agreement isn’t necessary. Thinking is.”

    Religion in particular can’t be expected to agree – since the film comes right out and says religion is damaging. Probably one of the ‘least PC’ moments in the film.

  4. synnik says:

    The thing I wonder is whether or not the films producers realize that there is at least one, if not many, mainstream Christian religions out there not only agrees with most of their findings, but that it is actually supported by them.

    What they give, in my mind, is scientific evidence that faith can move mountains. That a being can create a world. That miracles can happen. That ‘faith healings’ can happen.
    But I don’t think that they considered their findings in that light. They brought the potential down onto themselves instead of contemplating that their ‘universal watcher’ just might be God. That all of the quantum creation might be his, and that when we can manifest its effects in our own life, that may very well be the results of prayer.
    The way that I see it, God gives us freedom to make our own changes. This is what the scientists are beginning to find. However, He also holds ‘veto power’. And he holds the fabric of reality together.

    Naturally, I don’t expect agreement, but this is what I got from the movie — scientific support of my beliefs. A non-religious person may draw different conclusions.