Okay, so I trotted across the Riedlingen valley yesterday to watch a movie with my buddy Renee, her phlegmatic posterchild hubby, and her bubbly friend Bee. At least, that’s what I told myself as I got closer and closer to a house where I knew popcorn would be flowing in insanely vast proportions for the next two hours… The movie. I was going for the movie. Really. Too bad my scales told me otherwise when I didn’t-quite-hop on them this morning.
I’d seen the movie before–and highly recommend it. A tad (read: a LOT) futuristic, but with some philosophical undertones that are very 2006. And a couple kisses that are most definitely worth further study. When the main character, who has never been exposed to “life” outside his gestational universe, asks his friend who God is, the friend answers:
“You know, when you want something really bad–so bad that you close your eyes and wish for it with all your might? Well, God is the guy who ignores you.”
Profound, no? And a decent description of what a majority of people probably think–at least subconsciously. Do I ever wander into that territory? Perhaps… I hope not. But I’m afraid it might be a common side-effect of the human condition.
So…how common do you think the attitude is? And how can we combat it? Just curious…