When does the soul arrive?
I was lucky enough to have never heard about The Island (2005) when we rented it the other night. Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson & Steve Buscemi (the creepy looking guy from Fargo) among others make this a good sci fi film. Great premise, great sets! but lots of gratuitous Hollywood style "death" like in True Lies, meaningless dying that isn't supposed to bother you.
I think an interesting discussion with your favorite theist could be had from the movie, especially after you've read this essay. Don't let the title put you off, Mr. Morgan wrote this and others for another purpose, but I find this piece brilliant for thinking about the concept of a soul.
And for sci-fi fans out there, check out this Alonzo Fyfe piece written last summer.
tags: sci fi, heaven, movies