So I'm at Disneyland and I'm watching the Sword in the Stone ceremony, where they pick some little kid from out of the audience and have him lift the sword out of the stone. So I'm watching it and I figured what the heck, I'll take pictures of the whole thing, even though of course I don't know the kid at all or anyting. Well, then I noticed that the father, who was on the other side of the semi-circle of people watching the ceremony, wasn't taking any pictures, at least not that I could see. So I thought about going over and asking him about it, but I ended up not. So a few minutes later, Troy and I are in the Disney Princess Shoppe browsing and I hear this lady talking to her son, saying things like "that's so great that you were up there and they picked you and I'm so sorry I missed it honey" and I listen and she's the mom of the boy, who had the camera but wasn't around during the ceremony for whatever reason. So I went over and told them that I had taken pictures of it and I could send them to them if they wanted and she said no at first, I guess thinking that I wasn't really serious. But I said, no, it's not a big deal I could totally do that. So she gives me her husbands business card and I put it with all my other souveniers and by the time I get home, I completely forget about sending them. So now like three weeks have gone by, and last night I'm going through my pictures, picking out what I want to put on the web, and I notice the ones of the boy. So I call Troy, he has the business card, and I send them the pics, and I got this great email back from them today, saying how they were so excited and the pics mean so much to them, they're going to frame them and put them on the wall and stuff. It was so cool to be able to help them like that! Okay that's my story. Oh, and it was funny, in the email they said they were so happy to have met me and "my husband". LOL.
"One reason why people find Creative Evolution so attractive is that it gives one much of the emotional comfort of believing in God and none of the less pleasant consequences. When you are feeling fit and the sun is shining and you do not want to believe that the whole universe is a mere mechanical dance of atoms, it is nice to be ble to think of this great mysterious Force rolling on through the centuries and carrying you on its crest. If, on the other hand, you want to do something rather shabby, the Life-Force, being only a blind force, with no morals and no mind, will never interfere with you like that troublesome God we learned about when we were children. The Life-Force is a sort of tame God. You can switch it on when you want, but it will not bother you. All the thrills of religion and none of the cost. Is the Life-Force the greatest achievement of wishful thinking the world has seen yet?" ~C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
I think that is so true. I also think the same goes for people who don't think the Bible is the Word of God. That means they get to pick and choose what sounds good and whatever they don't feel like doing, they can just chalk up to a misinterpretation of man over the years. I mean, you take away the integrity of the Bible and what do you have? Nothing. The Bible itself says that it is all true. So if it's not true in parts, what is to say that any of it is true? It might as well be just another random writing. And who decides what is true and what isn't? Again, is it just what parts you personally agree with that are true? Argh, I'm frustrated at the moment.