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 in which 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.