There’s been a lot of build up for Martin Scorsese’s religious epic, Silence, starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, and, of course, Liam Neeson. The premise is simple: two priests (Garfield and Driver) travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor (Neeson) and propagate Catholicism. But it seems an equally interesting story is happening off-screen.
Patheos blog, Sister Rose at the Movie, recently spoke with Neeson about his latest role. He said that the film was, “ a meditation on doubt, faith, a serious study about belief” and shared the impact it had on his own faith.
Liam Neeson told Sister Rose…
“I think Ferreira’s idea of God was ultimately one of love, but this is what I choose to believe myself. If God were a stern master, I would have given up the faith long ago. God is love, love is God. I have had personal experiences of God’s love, beautiful and calming, all the things the Psalms talk about. If he was a stern master, well, I don’t know.”
Silence is in theaters now.