Napoleon Dynamite shows us how to become genuinely human, consistent with the moral anthropology of Christianity, according to Berry College professor Michael E. Bailey.
The point of the movie seems to be this: “Flying solo,” that is, the individualistic pursuit of one’s own happiness apart from the good of others, culminates in misery, and the only way to grow as a human, or even to become human, is through a thick community of support, responsibility, and love. Playing by oneself, as Napoleon is wont to do at the tetherball pole, is unrewarding and pitiful.
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