Here is another piece of wisdom gleaned from a video game. This was found in the “Rise of the Tomb Raider” game, and was attributed to a disciple of a “prophet”.
“No man has ever told the truth about God, for no man can ever know.
There is more sacred in the heart of a farmer or soldier than in the hearts of lords and emperors.
We are all of us deceived by those that claim to speak on behalf of the creator.
No man speaks for Him, for His voice is the sky, the water, and the flow of the world.”
While I was playing a video game today, the antics of one of the bad guys inspired me to imagine this:
A married couple, Hal and Lucy, had such a string of luck with Lottery winning that they discussed between them the possibility of buying their own country. They had ideas on how to make it a paradise, and a utopia. The discussions became quite detailed, until they ultimately realized that what they were discussing was a Hal-Lucy Nation.
but a whole lifetime for him. I’m talking about our pet cat, Merlin, who joined our family 10 years ago today. You can find our original announcement here:
Sorry I don’t have any update photos to share, but he still doesn’t pose for cameras. He does purr a lot, and he still chases shadows. Now, though, he prefers to chase shadows that we aren’t deliberately making for his amusement.
Today I’m going to share something different. It’s about a movie . . . you can consider it a movie review if you like.
My wife and I started using Netflix just shortly after it launched in the St. Louis area – a very long time ago, it seems. In all of that time, to the best of my knowledge, the rating system has always had 5 stars as the highest rating. To me – and this is my own evaluation – 5 stars would be a rating of “perfect, nothing to improve”. I’ve almost never given such a rating, because we humans very rarely approach perfection at anything we make. To narrow my criteria even further – most of the Netflix listings that I have rated at 5 stars were either a documentary or a drama that was based on real-life events.
So, imagine my surprise at recently rating a comic-book movie with 5 stars. Yes, every review I’ve seen for the movie said it was awesome, but with my view that still only gets 4 stars.
What movie could have nabbed such a rare feat? WONDER WOMAN
I have another quote to share this week. It’s been all over the place – the earliest reference I can find to it is in the 1932 movie “The Mummy” – and it was used again in the updated remake with Tom Cruise last year. In the latter movie, it was attributed as being an Egyptian Prayer of Resurrection, but I can’t find independent confirmation of that.
“Death is but the doorway to new life. We live today, we shall live again. In many forms we shall return.”
Today, I want to share a quote I got from a video game character, which I think needs to be impressed on every person who is intolerant of beliefs that conflict with their own.
“Faith is of the heart, not the head. When the heart is ungoverned by reason, charlatans have powerful tools to deceive.” — Sister Justinia, a non-player character in the video game Dragon Age: Origins.
The prime definition of faith is that it is a belief in something that can’t be proved – so it isn’t a fact. Nobody’s opinion (or faith) is better than anyone else’s, no matter why you choose to place your faith in it. And the beliefs of any religion should never guide governments in passing laws that put other faiths outside of the law.
Thanks to my wife for finding this one!