LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - On Wednesday, March 16 at 5:30 p.m.in Lock Haven University’s Greenberg Auditorium, the Department of Philosophy and the Ethics Center will co-sponsor a screening of the 1991 Hollywood film “The Rapture.” This is the third in a series of films on moral issues offered this year by the Ethics Center. Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
In the movie, former Tom Cruise spouse Mimi Rogers plays a bored telephone operator who swaps a sinful life of drugs, sex and swinging for a devout religious one (after marrying a born-again David Duchovny), with surprising results.
This is the only film that has ever dared to ask the question: If you believe that God is not perfect, should you turn in your ticket to heaven and reject His salvation?
A discussion of the film will follow, led by Professor Dan Shaw, chair of the Philosophy Department at LHU. Professor Shaw was recently awarded a contract from Continuum Press for his textbook "Morality and the Movies: Learning Ethics through Film."
Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.