Jan 23, 2014
MOVIE | Groundhog Day (a deeply Catholic movie)
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Groundhog day with Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell is on many peoples Top 10 favorite movies of all time. But who knew that the movie has deep philosophical and Christian themes – in fact, it is a very Catholic.
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The movie, the article went on to observe, “has become a curious favorite of religious leaders of many faiths, who all see inGroundhog Daya reflection of their own spiritual messages.” A professor at NYU shows it in her classes to illustrate the doctrine of samsara (the endless cycle of rebirth Buddhists seek to escape), while a rabbi in Greenwich Village sees the film as hinging on mitvahs (good deeds). Wiccans like it because February 2nd is one of the year’s four “great sabbats,” while the Falun Dafa sect uses the movie as a lesson in spiritual advancement.
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No secret this is my “favoritetist”movie.
The more the story unwound, the more engulfed I became.
I can see how it “grabbed” others.