January 17, 2011
I welcome discussions like this and the scene where Ryan is kneeling to pray is unique. How many people do you know at the point of salvation are confronted by the Enemy and begins to plant doubts in their minds? Anna is doing the same to Ryan, knowing full well that the Soul will be her downfall? I look forward to what the producers and writers have in strore.
Good thought, Michael. I agree with you about the depiction of the enemy swooping in on a vulnerable new believer.
I agree. I figured Anna was more like Satan [tempting and promising empty lies] rather than God.
I was also intrigued at Father Jacks homily at the explosion site. It was a bit more post-modern idea of carrying the light of God in you. I thought they were doing really good with Ryan and Jack and spirituality up until that point... but the soul searching by both Ryan and Ana was quite interesting. Looking forward to tonight's episode.
So, did you watch last night's episode, 'Laid Bare'? After a second episode of Anna's soul-hunt what do you think? It looks like the Visitors vs. the Human Soul conflict will be a season mainstay as (spoilers ahead) the Vs are now kidnapping masses of people to test in Joshua's soul-extracting machine. I have to admit, I kind of giggled at the line, "Water, bone, muscle, tissue...each will be removed leaving the subject at the brink of death. What's left, the last substance in his dying breath, that should be his soul." The show won't let this idea work, will it?
Not to nit-pick, but those on Earth are humans, with human souls; would the nature and quality of an alien's soul (if it exists) be different?Theology is challenging enough---sci-fi really hurts my head!:?)I'm rather interested in the show "Off the Map"---talented screw-ups seeking redemption.
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