TenoracityOvomorphMember0 XPSep-01-2013 1:32 PM
Prometheus 2: plot points using the ideas behind the Leviticus verses.
Firstly, Leviticus 4:26 has better correlations as will be explained later, but Leviticus 22:3 has a very interesting message regarding the fate of those who meddle in the affairs of the Gods.
I'll quote the verses and hope that many of you will be open to discuss the ideas that might or might not have influenced plot points in the movies of the Alien universe (Predator universe not-withstanding).
Leviticus 4 verse 26 reads:
"And he shall burn all his fat upon the altar, as the fat of the sacrifice of peace offerings: and the priest shall make an atonement for him as concerning his sin, and it shall be forgiven him." (KJ)
I could get into a lot of separate discussions on a great deal of subtopics here but lets just highlight a few to get the ball rolling:
The "priests" could be the Engineers, the "sin" could be the visitation of the planet of origin, and the "fat of the sacrifice", well, that is the big question! Could the atonement of the visitation be the creation of human/alien hybrids by their very presence there?
Will Shaw have to "be the sacrifice" that saves Earth? Does the physical planet LV 426 serve as the place of sacrifice by the Engineers due to its human terraforming presence being discovered somehow? Did Shaw make the decision to put the ship on that planet instead of Earth to "save Earth" from the Engineers or was it the Engineers or even the newly created alien/human hybrid race?
To be honest, though.....you have to think about the fact that Cameron and the writers, in "Aliens", had a different take on the "Sacrifice" that the bible verse depicts. Did Cameron keep the meaning of the verse alive in the plot of Aliens in '86? To me, there is absolutely no change in plot point if Prometheus 2 takes us back there and makes the colony on LV 426 the "sacrifice". The only revelation will be who made the choice for it to be that way: the Engineers, the Aliens, or Shaw herself! This starts some of the discussion......begin!
Secondly, and lesser into the implications of the sequel, I'm sure, is how the origin of the use of the black goo, is considered on the planet that it was founded on, LV 223. Or could it have been set there on purpose?
Here is Leviticus 22 verse 3 (there is no Leviticus 2:23, btw):
"Say unto them, Whosoever he be of all your seed among your generations, that goeth unto the holy things, which the children of Israel hallow unto the LORD, having his uncleanness upon him, that soul shall be cut off from my presence: I am the LORD."
So many correlations and so little time! First, in looking at the whole verse without taking it apart, one could conclude that a punitive curse could evolve involving the cutting off of your soul (belief system) for tampering in the affairs of the Gods. I.E. understanding your origin could ruin your faith. Very incredible correlation to Prometheus 1, for sure, and the answers that Shaw is looking for, the "why," could be (hopefully) concluded in the sequel. What do you think? Further scrutiny can be developed from taking apart the verse. Such as:
What are the "seeds"?
What are the "generations"?
Can "Goeth unto the holy things" be taken literally or figuratively?
What is the "uncleanliness" referring to?
Whose soul is being "cut off"