You shall no longer take things at second or third hand.... nor
look through the eyes of the dead. nor feed on the spectres
You shall not look through my eyes either, nor take things from me,
You shall listen to all sides and filter them from yourself.
But look thou stay not till the watch be set,
For then thou canst not pass to Mantua;
Where thou shalt live, till we can find a time
To blaze your marriage, reconcile your friends,
Beg pardon of the prince, and call thee back
With twenty hundred thousand times more joy
Than thou went'st forth in lamentation.
Love Actually is one of my favorite movies of all time. The beginning and end are beautiful shots...I've always loved airports, and watching people there, and this movie hits that dead on. All the stuff in the middle is beautiful, sad, and wonderful too. I tear up every time I see it. God bless my roommate and his DVR, because now I can watch it whenever my heart needs a tugging.
the makings of a sci-fi movie
but every sci-fi movie has some scary element of truth:
"Curing" homosexuality in the womb.
By William Saletan
Some conservative Christian leaders are endorsing prenatal treatment to prevent homosexuality. Rev. Albert Mohler Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, writes, "If a biological basis is found, and if a prenatal test is then developed, and if a successful treatment to reverse the sexual orientation to heterosexual is ever developed, we would support its use as we should unapologetically support the use of any appropriate means to avoid sexual temptation and the inevitable effects of sin." In an AP interview, Mohler says this would be morally no different from curing fetal blindness or any other "medical problem." A leading Catholic thinker agrees: "Same-sex activity is considered disordered. If there are ways of detecting diseases or disorders of children in the womb, and a way of treating them that respected the dignity of the child and mother, it would be a wonderful advancement of science." Conservative reaction to Mohler: How dare you suggest homosexuality is biological. Gay reaction: How dare you say it's still wrong even if it's biological. Mohler's clarifications: 1) I oppose genetic, as opposed to hormonal, intervention in the fetus. 2) I'm trying to head off something worse and more plausible: abortions of gay fetuses.