How do movies and the media represent religion and create stereotypes?

It is an undeniable fact that movies represent religion in a more contemporary medium than traditional worship,whether intentional or not, in many contrasting lights and I will attempt to explain what these representations are and the implications they may have on the viewer’s understanding and beliefs towards religion as well as their attitudes and how they are affected. Also I will attempt to explain my thoughts behind the reasoning for the stereotypical,or not, character’s behaviour whenever the need arises.

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How do movies and the media represent religion and create stereotypes?

It is an undeniable fact that movies represent religion in a more contemporary medium than
traditional worship,whether intentional or not, in many contrasting lights and I will attempt to
explain what these representations are and the implications they may…

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The problem is that the majority of America and England are white Chistians (they are, I
checked) meaning that they are inherently lead to believe they are at the height of civilised
society and so a film as such would only drive home that old prejudice of the dirty, barbaric…

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and fruitless as the Bible states "Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity
and in truth..." (Joshua 24:14). In fact, the movie even says the same thing and this is what's
so amazing about this movie, the insight.

Someone once said, "It's so easy to lose sight…

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the Pentecostal denomination of Christianity, stereotypically a black denomination in
America.

One of the main characters, "Turk" (Christopher Turk but refered to informally), who is one
of the main characters and a surgeon who's the typical "jock" character (jock reffering to
the American athletic stereotype), apparently was very religous but…

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The last of the three was th guest character of Paige Cox, sister to the afforementioned Dr.
Cox. Her brother and her were mentally and physically abused as children and a such he
became hateful and narcissistic and she became relgious. Both coping mechanisms and in
her one and only…

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somewhat comdeic and satirical actually was fairly educational to the uneducated and
uninterested people of England about Muslim's and their culture and the few and minor
fundamental differences that there are between Muslims and everyone else.

Unfortunately this movie also highlighted the terrible sexism sometime found in Muslims
culture and…

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This movie puts very little stock in the churches credibility and for good reason as past
actions do reflect similar events in the movie, child abuse, taking money and all sorts of other
misdeads that did nothing but conspire to ruin the country. One thing peked my interest was
the…

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Next, i am aware that The Matrix has already been reviewed in class but i had a few
miniscule points that werent included, also i am going to include the implications that it may
have had on people perceptions.

The first and smallest poin is the form the scource take…

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One quick point i would like to make is that whilst we were seeing the Matrix presentation
we were told that any and all similarities were coincidental and so irrelevant. But i believe
that even if it was untintentional it doesnt ruin the the relevance as even if it was…

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