I think that he was supposed to be like Jesus, but the Bros I think tried not only to in someways illustrate the origins of Christianity (Judaism, Greek mythology) but also not to put Christianity above all other religions.
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if he was supposed to be like Jesus, then that automatically places Christianity above other religions. Either one or the other. Either he is just similar to Jesus in the same way that he is similar to Buddha or Muhammed, or they are saying Christianity is more important.
Numo> It’s true, that if you’re narrow-minded and has never studied other religions, you may see ONLY the Buddhist, Islam, Christian, Jewish, Greek, Hindi connection in the movies.
But what about all us atheists? What do you think WE see in the movies?
We get stuff like: The Architect is the Creator of the “world”, a white bearded man in white even! He has a PLAN he follows, and he manipulates his creations to full-fill this plan. Should such an omnipotent being exist that pulls invisible strings its our “duty” as free-willed free-thinking beings to break free of these bonds.
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((The Anomaly))> if you aren't going to listen to our reasoning, then why start the thread?
Omega said it right when she said It’s true, that if you’re narrow-minded and has never studied other religions, you may see ONLY the Buddhist, Islam, Christian, Jewish, Greek, Hindi connection in the movies. If you are only looking for the Christian aspects, then you only see the Christian aspects, and you think Neo is Jesus. But he is not. The Bros. are not christian, and even if they were, they are trying to give a bigger picture than just Jesus of Christianity.
i do listen to ur reasoning..however....i do agree that he is not "jesus" and that there other religious references to Neo, however..i think that he is predominately more like jesus then any others...thats just me though
Update to the above (if Lordnikon doesn't mind )
Nebuchadnezzar was the king of Babylon.
Morpheus was/is the God of dreams. I think that has something to do with the following line of Morpheus when the Nebuchadnezzar is blown apart.
"I had a dream, but now that dream is gone for me"
Well, very likely there's also a connection there (between the God of Dreams and the King of Babylon).
Thnx for the answer on my Blach leather question.
I've done some thinking (wow!!)
If Morpheus is the king of dreams and the Nebuchadnezzar is the king of Babylon then it makes sence that Morpheus said that.
The god of dreams (Morpheus) gives Nebuchadnezzar (king of Babylon) the "assignment" to free the people of hebreu (or else: the God of dreams "uses" the king of babylon to free these people), when Morpheus is witnessing the destruction (or the death) of Nebuchadnezzar (king of Babylon) he realises that he is run out of options to free the people of hebreu and with that his "dream" is gone.
The people of hebreu are from this point of view the people of Zion.
Zion is the hill where God has gathered the "believers" in Revelations chapter 14.
"Then I looked, and lo, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand who had his name and his Father's name written on their foreheads."
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