**_Emotionally ambiguous, thematically complex, aesthetically...
Saturday, January 9, 2021
**_Emotionally ambiguous, thematically complex, aesthetically daring – an exceptionally accomplished directorial debut_**
>_Qui est en droit de vous rendre absurde est en droit de vous rendre injuste._ [_Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices._]
- Voltaire; _Questions sur les miracles_ (1765)
> _We all have a tendency to think that the world must conform to our prejudices. The opposite view involves some effort of thought, and most people would die sooner than think._
- Bertrand Russell; _The ABC of Relativity_ (1925)
> _Gli uomini non fanno mai il male così completamente ed entusiasticamente come quando lo fanno per convinzione religiosa._ [_People are never so completely and enthusiastically evil as when they act out of religious conviction._]
- Umberto Eco; _Il cimitero di Praga_ (2010)
Is religious fanaticism a form of mental illness? Certainly the "Four Horsemen" of New Atheism (Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris) would argue it is. However, from the...