I know the obvious reasons: The environmentalism, paganism, anti-militarism and the like. But the Xians really have their undies in a bunch over this one. Just google Avatar pagan and the number of negative entries is unbelievable.
So what was it about this movie, as opposed to all the other movies that are considered to be un-christian, that is so upsetting?
Is it because of the fabulous 3D technology that will attract teens?
Is it because it is wildly popular?
I think there is another reason. I think that those Christians who saw it were moved, much the way I was, by the beauty of the Ne'vi people. I cried throughout the movie, not just at the sad parts. I cried because I felt the Goddess call to me through the movie.
I think that the Christians felt this, and were scared by it. This forced them into a state of cognitive dissonance by having their world view challenged. Since they can't believe that anything other than their own religion, they must attack the source.
So...what do you think? Am I just projecting, or do you think there is another reason for the vehement attacks?