Journeyman Project Dispatches from the Life of Patrick Fowler: Christianity Explored

11Oct/090

Revisiting the Matrix: What were they REALLY talking about?

As an avid movie-watcher, sometimes I find movies coming back with new significance. Earlier this week, I heard someone quote a line from that Matrix that got me thinking. After further analysis, I found quite a few interesting parallels in the movie, but none so striking as this short scene where Morpheus discusses the deception of 'the system'. Sounds to me as if he's speaking the language of Christians. Read it for yourself, and see what you think. Then, if you get a chance to watch this old movie again, look for the use of Biblically-significant terminology like 'Zion'.

"The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it."

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