Got Religion?

In a New York Times news article (subscription required) that was republished on the front page of the Deseret News, Sharon Waxman touts the wonderful job that the media is doing as portraying religion in the movies. She even cites what, in her mind, is an excellent example of this new religiosity in the media. In the summer blockbuster movie “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie play godless suburbanites and professional assassins. But when they steal their neighbor’s car, a crucifix hangs conspicuously from the rear-view mirror, and in the next scene the actors wear borrowed jackets