The Librarian – Humanism in Conflict
I finally got to watch this wonderful movie the other day, The Librarian – Quest for the Spear. It stars Noah Wyle, Bob Newhart and Jane Curtain among others. It is a delightful movie. Think reluctant and super geeky Indiana Jones done as a comedy. It is a lot of fun.
But here is the conflict for me. The bad guys in the movie are the Serpent Brotherhood. They are named after the snake in Genesis because they think that sacred knowledge should be shared and used by all mankind. And, well, as a Humanist, I agree with that. In fact, the only problem I have with THE Library is that it seems like a total waste that only a select few get to see what’s in it. They have a lot of books in there. As a Humanist I firmly believe knowledge should be shared and used, that is what Libraries are for after all. So, I kind of agree with the Serpent Brotherhood. That knowledge belongs to humanity and shouldn’t be locked away.