"Titanic reminds me of the distinctions between people of faith and secularists. ... The heroes of this modern Titanic fit into this latter category. ... [Titanic is] fundamentally immoral."
(Elizabeth Farah, conservative commentator)
"For millions the Titanic is now a triumphant story of how one upper-crust girl found salvation - body and soul - through sweaty sex, modern art, self-esteem lingo and social rebellion. Titanic is a passion play celebrating the moral values of the 1960s as sacraments. Rose sums it up by saying that she could abandon her old life and family because her forbidden lover [Jack] `saved me in every way that a person can be saved'."
(Terry Mattingly, syndicated columnist)
The movie’s most obvious sin of omission is its nearly total failure to show the passengers praying and singing hymns in their hour of crisis. The hero and heroine of Titanic display language, attitudes, and sexual abandon that would have been unlikely on several counts in 1912. In those days, even a girl who didn’t value her chastity had to think about pregnancy, disease, and social ruin. (WLL Fundamental Baptist Information)
Titanic's director James Cameron seemed to confirm his critics view of the film as promoting secularism when he said of the ship's tragic voyage: "I think I discovered the truth of its lesson - which is all you have is today."