Hollywood Agents of God: Are Movies the Sacred Texts of our Time?

In this second installment from RD’s collaboration with Bloggingheads TV, RD director Gary Laderman and Contributing Editor Anthea Butler have a breezy discussion of the religious elements in celebrity culture: ‘chosen-ness,’ redemption, absolution and more.

The entire 15-minute dialogue:

 


 

Are movies the sacred texts of our time?:

 


 

Tiger Woods and modern absolution:

 


 

Buddhism in the champagne room:

 

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