I am so fascinated by the TV series Supernatural. Over the last couple years it's been amazing. They moved from a zombie/demon killing show to one with real meaning and allegories. It's heavily based on the Bible, and shows the good and bad sides of both angels and the devil. The parallels - two brothers who are vessels for Gabriel and the Devil (he has a name, doesn't he? I forget). Armageddon is the fight between the two heavenly beings. Can one stop what is supposedly pre-ordained? Why does God do what he does? What is faith and how can you keep it? Can mortals teach heaven a thing or two?
The season finale ended with a question: If you had to choose between peace and freedom, which would you choose?
I thought about it all the way to work (I walked). I asked it on FB and got a wide range of answers. I really don't know how to answer, and maybe even what the question means. The book that came to mind was Illusions: Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, which I've talked about before. To me, if you truly want freedom, you have to be willing to accept conflict (ie, sometimes a lack of peace). But, can you have both? Can you have a free, peaceful society? Or is mankind 'human' and thus it cannot be perfectly peaceful? In the series, even heaven is not peaceful, but it also is represented as not free.
What do you think?
I'm off to San Fran to find a place to live. Won't be back until late Tues, so not sure if will blog. All the best to you all.