Excellent quote in Any Human Heart by Peter Scabius to Logan Mountstewart about religion.
Easter is upon us and this year, it’s on the same weekend as Tomb Sweeping Day in Asia. I always find it moving when I see other people pray.
I spent quite a bit of my youth watching Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi monthly with my little sister. I still know most of the dialogue by heart. George Lucas spoiled part of this sense of wonder by trying to change the original movies in their numerous re-editions. I only like the original versions, none of that CGI bull crap for me.
Still, I have to say that I watch Revenge of the Sith almost once every four to six months. It is undoubtedly the best of the new trilogy. I have trouble comparing it to the older trilogy. As with the original one, there is some shoddy acting, especially by Hayden Christensen. He delivers some of his lines with no emotion, and that’s really annoying at times.
When I watch Attack of the Clones, I have to fast forward those annoying bits where Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen fall in love and all of that BS. Let’s not even talk about Jar-Jar.
The Bible says that I can do whatever I want with my wife.
I was walking with S, Dr. G, and the wife towards a restaurant in the Shida ghetto. We came across two strange ladies who were chanting They were seated close to each other and kept repeating the same thing over and over again. I didn’t see any Buddhist prayer beads or tokens of faith, nevertheless, my mind initially thought that they were Buddhists.
I looked over at S, my eyes full of questions. Christians, she said. Christians? Yes, Christians, she said once again. They are saying the name of the saviour over and over again. Jesus? Yes, Jesus, she said. I said that I thought they were Buddhists. No, they are Christians she said and we continued our walk.
Naturally, I thought of angels and halos when I saw this photo. It’s a really nice one. I like how blurry it is.
I’m currently watching the Discovery program Who was Jesus?
… because of Supernatural. I just finished watching season 2 and 3. Previously, I had completely dismissed the show after the 1st season. A friend of mine turned me onto the show and I have to say that it’s combination of incredible storylines, music and muscle cars.
While I was watching the 2nd and 3rd season, I found it strange that the boys didn’t believe in Heaven and God. It didn’t make much logical sense since they knew that Hell and demons existed, this meant that by definition, God and angels had to exist.
The 4th season involves the angels of our Lord. The stories are great and I like how angels are portrayed. They aren’t agents of good, they are agents of God. In that respect, they always look at the big picture. The Winchester brothers have become polar opposites. Dean has become an agent of God and Sam is more demon than human. I loved how they brought Dean back from Hell. That an angel actually got him out of the Pit.
The episode Ghostfacers from season 3 (episode 13) was really awesome. I didn’t like how they lost the Colt. Hopefully, the Colt will be back in season 5. I have come to hate the sound of the way that the Impala’s door closes. There is this little click that really annoys me.
The Colt was used by Azazel’s agent to open up a gate to Hell in All Hell Breaks Loose Part 2 (season 2 finale), letting hundreds of demons escape Hell and enter the earthly plane. I enjoyed seeing John Winchester escape and probably make his way into Heaven. The way that his soul dissipated is evidence of this happening.
I like how the mythos of the show is organized. I like the reapers, the ghosts, the creatures and the duality between demons and angels. The Apocalypse is nigh. When angels rebel and want to free Lucifer, things are pretty bad. Castiel was stopped from becoming too involved with Dean. This will be a problem for Dean later on.
I wonder how Evangelical Christians perceive this show. It does show the occult, but with the 4th season, it also shows angels. Here is an article I found on the religious significance of Supernatural. The article correctly identifies that the show has been steadily moving away from Paganism and Wiccan aspect to Christian ones.
This article also dissects Supernatural and its influences on the characters it created. I’ve yet to see the religious significance of season 4 examined. It’s probably something that I would do.