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Horton Hears a Who & Religion

Discussion in 'Theological Concepts' started by The Sum of Awe, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. The Sum of Awe

    The Sum of Awe Realitarian

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    It's obvious Horton Hears a Who has religious or philosophical background in it, what do you think of it?

    Basically, what I got out of it is that there are bigger people outside Earth, and there are bigger people outside the Earth that contains Earth, etc. and there are also smaller people inside Earth and even smaller inside that smaller Earth, etc.

    I think it is interesting, but don't believe it... It felt awkward buying that movie around my friends, felt like I was acting like a 7 years old -shy-
     
  2. Orias

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    You will come to learn that Dr. Seuss books and stories have some strong references.

    On another note, a lot of movies posses some type of metaphysical meaning behind...or at least to the viewer.
     
  3. SageTree

    SageTree Spiritual Friend
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    Theodor Geisle is the closest the US has come to accepting a Communist/Socialist/Ecological message in the last 50 years.

    Read on Children...

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    As for Horton, maybe it's not God-based or whatever....
    Maybe it's just exemplifying layers of existence or a responsibility to the 'lower' folks, so to speak,
    Or duty to the environment, which we have vast impact on, etc....

    And then on the flip side, not to be God-based either, maybe it's just saying that there are bigger things/ideas/goals than ourselves that we might not know or understand.
     
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    Falvlun Earthbending Lemur
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    Many of Dr. Suess' books had deeper meaning in them. Some not so veiled-- think of the Lorax.

    I always got that feeling too, Sum, with Horton Hears a Who. Who's to say we aren't the Who's on some flower on some Horton's world? It's just an expansion of the effects of Copernicus' bombshell: We aren't the center of the universe.
     
  5. Orias

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    Like that right now, we could be the Sims playing the Sims.

    Heh, I love it :D
     
  6. The Sum of Awe

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    You actually can make your Sims play Sims. So it could continue forever, We're Sims playing Sims that play Sims that also play Sims etc. that are being played by bigger Sims that are also being played by bigger Sims, etc. :p
     
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    Back in 1995, I took a picture of a friend taking a picture of me taking a picture of him......
    It's still going on.
     
  8. The Sum of Awe

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    Recursion!
     
  9. tree

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    I will not eat Green Eggs and Ham
     
  10. dyanaprajna2011

    dyanaprajna2011 Dharmapala

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    It may not be about what's "out there", as in bigger than us, but about what's "in here", what's inside of us. A bit mystical, I know, but it does make you think.
     
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  11. John Thiel

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    Didn't see the movie, but as for Dr. Seuss' book, I don't think either that or PEANUTS relates to religion any.
     
  12. John Thiel

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    In a sense, you've been eating green eggs and ham.:cold: Reading about them and talking about them is about the same thing.
     
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