The Spirituality of Lars von Trier?

The Arts & Faith Web site last month posted its list of the “Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films.”

Some of the more interesting choices: Abel Ferrara’s The Addiction and Bad Lieutenant; Lars von Trier’s Breaking the Waves and Dogville; Kevin Smith’s Dogma; David Fincher’s Fight Club; Monty Python’s Life of Brian; and Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven.

Incidentally, from experience, these are thoughtful, insightful, smart Christians. One of them called me a “benighted heathen” and a “perfidious troglodyte.”

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