In this film, the main character (played by Jodi Foster) is a scientist on a quest to find intelligent life beyond earth. Once contact is made, the people of earth create a machine which allows her to travel across the galaxies and communicate directly with alien beings. There is a scene in the film while the main character is traveling through space and becomes overwhelmed with the beauty and majesty of space - to the point that she can’t even speak. Zero in on this scene and ask the following discussion questions...
- Question: What view of God does Jodie Foster’s character represent? Answer: The view that without proof, we can’t believe in God
- Question: Why did she become overwhelmed at the splendor and majesty of space? Answer: Because she was experiencing something greater than herself.
- Question: What passage of scripture speaks to what she experienced while traveling through space? Answer:Psalm 19 says that the heavens declare the glory of God!
- Question: What is the truth she refused to accept? Answer: That the order and beauty of our universe is evidence of a Creator God.