Sunday, April 24, 2011
Tip#450: Don't Let Your Karma Run Over My Dogma - Dogma
As I write this it is early morning on Easter Sunday. For some, it is a time to reflect on the death and resurrection of Christ. For others, it's a time for eating chocolate Easter eggs. I prefer indulging in the highly addictive Cadbury Mini Eggs. That's my ritual of preference.
Sadly for some, unexpected events will alter their perception of Easter time forever. I have a close friend who just lost his Uncle on Good Friday. It was also his birthday. I lost my father just before Christmas years ago. Christmas has always been very different since. Things just happen to change how we see life during holidays.
The fantasy comedy Dogma is about an abortion clinic worker Bethany (Linda Fiorentino) who is asked to help save the world by the angel Metatron (Alan Rickman). Her task was to stop two fallen angels, Bartleby (Ben Affleck) and Loki (Matt Damon) from destroying all of existence. The movie has a star-studded cast that also includes Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, George Carlin and Alanis Morissette as God.
The film brings up many different thoughts that question religious beliefs in humorous and insightful scenes. It challenged so many established belief systems, like the Catholic church, that the movie was controversial upon release. Writer/director/actor Kevin Smith received over 300,000 pieces of hate mail. I invite you to see this movie and see what you think. See: movie trailer
Unexpected change ultimately causes each of us to question our established beliefs. At Easter time there may be thoughts of religious beliefs or on the passing of a loved one. For others it will be to simply indulge in biting the ears off a big chocolate bunny. Some prefer biting the tail off first.
Let's all just get along and respect a person's free will and choice to bite off the ears or tail off first from a chocolate bunny. The world would be such a better and loving place!
Happy Easter to all my wonderful readers around the world!
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