Religion and Modern Culture
Many regard modern science and technology to be thorougly secular activities, thus indifferent, or even hostile, to religion. Yet the case can be made that, like all social enterprises requiring intensive motivation and sustained commitment, "Big Science" and "High Tech" have been invested with religious meaning.
This can be seen very clearly in the way films like "Metropolis" make use of religious concepts and imagery. Notice, for example, the halos around the robot (a innovative special effect for its day) that suggest she is the new sacred - a golden goddess for a technological age.
Many of Lisle Dalton's courses, including "Religion and Popular Culture", "CIS: Religion and Technology" and "Science and Religion" explore the religious dimensions of modern culture in detail.