'Angels and Demons' digs into science, religion conflict Video
'Angels and Demons' digs into science, religion conflict Video Transcript
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>> That's Illuminati.
>> The Illuminati were a secret society dedicated to scientific truths. The Catholic Church ordered a brutal massacre to silence them forever. They've come for their revenge. ^M00:00:17 [ Music ] ^M00:00:21
>> Angels and Demons is about the age-old battle between science and religion. It's set here in Rome, the birthplace of Catholicism. We sat down with the films actors and director to talk about what it was like to film such a controversial movie.
>> You know, the idea of science is that you don't believe in something unless there's facts. And the idea that the church, or any kind of faith, really, is not relying on facts.
>> What do you think is the answer to the battle between science and religion?
>> Well, I don't think it is a battle. I think, certainly, there's some pressure, but what's really remaining is this -- this -- you know, this giant mystery. And so I don't think there's a pressure between the two, but there are a lot of people that do. And I think that's interesting on a social level, and also, certainly, makes for great drama.
>> That canister contains an extremely combustible substance called "antimatter." We need to locate it immediately or evacuate Vatican City Research.
>> Not particle?
>> What we call it isn't important. It's what gives all matter mass, the thing without which we could not exist.
>> I really think that you had the line of the movie when you said, "If science is responsible for creation, what's left for God?"
>> Well, that's the horror of my character's dilemma, I suppose. He's a real extremist. He believes very much in his God, but I think he believes even more in his church.
>> Since the days of Galileo, this church has tried to slow the relentless march of progress, sometimes with misguided means. But science and religion are not enemies.
>> Neither science or religion has been able to really answer it, yet, for me. And yet, both are attempting to provide answers. Our intellect, our curiosity is probably God's greatest gift to us. ^M00:02:08 [ Music ] ^M00:02:14
>> This is it. This is the truth.
>> Angels and Demons.
>> Natali Del Conte, CNET News. ^M00:02:23 [ Music ]
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