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2002-08-10 05:10:58 (UTC)

A Question For You All.....

Do you believe in coincidences? Does everything happen for
a predestined reason, or is life just a series of
individual events? Now, I know that what I have done and
what has happened in my past affects who I am now, but is
there some reason in my future that all those things
happened?

Yep, I saw Signs tonight. VERY good movie by the way.
Scary, but the point isn't to make a scary movie. And my
mom grew up in Bucks County, PA. Interesting huh? Okay,
not really, but now 'ya know. Anyway, I will try not to go
into great detail here, but the sign of a great movie is
where you go home and really, truly, think about the
message the movie is sending. And I am.

I believe in God. I believe that Jesus came to earth and
died for our sins. I am Episcopalian. Born, baptized, and
raised that way. For those of you who don't know, the
Protestant Church, or the Church of England was founded (I
suppose that's the right word) when King Henry VIII wanted
to divorce his wife and marry Anne Boleyn. Divorce is not
allowed in the Catholic Church (well, heavily looked down
upon) and so Henry, being the King, ordered up a new sect
(kinda) of Christianity. I've heard Episcopalianism called
Catholic Lite. And that's a pretty good description. On
the Robin Williams special on HBO there was another good
view of the Episcopal Church. "Catholics have confession.
Episcopalians have Thanksgiving!" Which basically means
that there really aren't any rules per say in the
Episcopal Church. Well, other than the 10 commandments.

Anyway, the reason I'm saying all this is because there is
a comment about beliefs in the movie. NOW IS THE TIME TO
STOP READING CAUSE I'M GONNA TALK ABOUT IT!! NOT GIVE
ANYTHING AWAY REALLY, BUT TALK ABOUT THE MEANING OF THE
MOVIE!!!
Ok, now, the comment is basically that there are 2 types
of people. Those that believe in luck. That believe that
if something good happens, then it was just a random event
that worked out in their favor. The second type of person
is someone who thinks that when something good happens,
it's a miracle, and that someone is looking out for them
and that it wasn't a random event. Now, when something bad
happens to that second type of person, they think that
there is someone watching over them, and feel protected
and comforted. Though they are still afraid and
frightened. But the first type feels that this is a random
event and that they are basically screwed.

I don't know. I've never really thought that everything
happens for a reason. I believe in God, as I said before,
but I don't rely on Him for things because I feel that
there is no way that I'm going to get it (whatever 'it'
may be) like that. I need to do it myself, be it taking
the initiative and doing something, or no doing it. I have
that choice. I don't think that whatever it is that I
decide is already decided for me ahead of time.

One of my favorite quotes is from The Matrix. "Do you
believe in fate?" "No" "Why not?" "Because I don't like
the idea that my future is decided for me." Again, a
paraphrase. And I don't like the idea that someone else is
in charge of me.

But, I do believe in God, and that he watches over me, and
I still pray to him for guidance and tell him that I'll do
whatever it is that He wants me to do.

How can I have such a contradiction of beliefs? I told my
friend Erin that I believed that there was an Adam and Eve
and a Garden of Eden. But I also believe in evolution.
There is just too much evidence for me to rule that out.
She told me that I can't think that for it is such a
contradiction in terms that I'd be dead if I really
believed that. Well, I'm not dead. At least right this
second.

I am ignorant of so many things.

~L


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