Archive for September, 2005

He’s not a Jedi yet

September 14, 2005

I was reading my old copy of the Return of the Jedi storybook to my son tonight and we got to the part where Luke is about to be cast off the plank into the Sarlacc pit. So my question is this- How many of you out there remember attempting that move on your neighborhood swimming pool diving board, only to find out your “force” powers were not quite strong enough (and ended up with some wicked scraped knees)?

The answer to “How many roads must a man walk down?”

September 6, 2005

I found a pretty cool blog entry by Kevin Miller discussing the spiritual side of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Here’s an excerpt:
“Through (Arthur) Dent, we also learn that evil isn’t necessarily the big and scary thing horror movies would have us believe. Evil can also be found in the details, the small, barely discernable choices that slowly lead us off the narrow path and into the wilderness, blinding us to the machines of destruction that are right at our door. We become so set on maintaining the status quo, of satisfying our petty desires (all Dent really wants is a good cup of tea) that we rarely pause to wonder what it’s all about. Hence, life is reduced to a series of mundane tasks punctuated by brief moments of panic when we realize we might not complete those tasks on time. Eventually, these responsibilities can become like the Vogons, huge, ponderous things that threaten to crush us not with sheer strength or superior firepower but with the relentless, agonizing weight of bad poetry read with enthusiasm.

Thankfully, like (Ford) Prefect, Christ has also contributed his own entry into the ultimate guide to the universe—the Bible—and his message is just as clear as the one on the back cover of the Hitchhiker’s Guide: “Don’t panic!” If you are face-to-face with evil, if life seems chaotic, if you’re drowning in details, if you can’t depend on anyone around you for help or answers, if you are all alone, if you are in any difficult situation whatsoever, don’t panic! Just refer to the guide, and it will show you the way out.”

Here’s the full article.

Also be sure to check out the site that linked me to his blog – Hollywood Jesus.