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‘The Calling’ can be read as commentary on contemporary Christianity

31 August 2014 12:39 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Calling

Directed by Jason Stone

Written by Scott Abramovitch

2014, USA

Canadian culture has long been a topic of discussion among intellectuals simply because there are those who argue that it doesn’t really exist. Obviously there is a culture that those of us living in Canada experience, but it is difficult to ascribe a distinct Canadian nature to that culture since so much of it is almost directly adopted from our neighbors to the south.

There is one piece though, that does differ significantly between Canadians and Americans, religion. It doesn’t really matter what faith one practices in Canada, it is generally a very private thing. Popular culture is almost universally secular with the exception of the occasional political discussion. But even then, the rhetoric in discussions around abortion, same gender marriage, and physician assisted suicide never reach the same heights that they do in the Us.

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- Mynt Marsellus

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