Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Bell---eh...

Disclaimer: It bears repeating that not all Quincy House residents, alumni, friends, sponsors, fans, well-wishers, etc., share the opinions of this post's author.

Barbara Nicolosi has some interesting thoughts on the movie Bella here. She describes much of what I had feared would be the case, and it fits with what I've been hearing from friends who have seen the movie.

I think the Bella phenomenon is another case of Calvinist-influences in our culture confusing a lot of Catholics as to what the relationship between the True and the Beautiful is. Producing a film with an aim of conveying the truth does not guarantee that the film will be beautiful; and furthermore, there's a way in which ugly art lies (and this is more than a simple matter of poor execution causing ambiguity), but that's another post...

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  • You know, I was thinking yesterday: if beauty does not fundamentally cohere with the truth, then why are we attracted to the beautiful? If beauty does not draw us to the truth, then it's a fleshly desire for something other than the Lord, and as such, should be rooted out. As I see it, this is the logical end of the argument that the Good and the Beautiful do not fundamentally cohere; the fact that good Christians are not trying to suppress their desire to experience beautiful things is probably the proof that they intuitively understand this connection between beauty and truth does exist, even if they do not consciously articulate it.

    By Blogger Aaron, at 12:10 PM, November 01, 2007  

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