Many Americans today claim to be irreligious, but how can anyone be expected to hear God when they can’t even hear themselves over the cacophony coming from their own hand?
The film hints that the Japanese authorities learned that merely killing priests would not stamp out the faith. To accomplish that goal they needed something more.
Complex yet reverent, ‘Silence’ explores the meanings and dilemmas of the Christian faith, and decisively sets a new benchmark for religious films.
Knowing oneself is integral to living a free, independent, and happy life. We cannot know ourselves if we are constantly bombarded with noise.
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