November 14, 2003
FOUR FOR FRIDAY
Q: How do you know that what you know is so?
Q: Does George W. Bush's professed faith comfort or frighten you?
Q: If you could have had a role (staring or otherwise) in any one film already made, what movie and role would you pick?
Q: Given the chance for your name to appear in the Guinness Book of World Records, in what context would you be listed?
Posted by Mikal at November 14, 2003 4:53 AM
1. I feel it in my bones. (Although, these bones are getting old and I'm feeling everything in these bones. I can tell the weather better than any Indiana weatherman... who can't?)
2. In this day and age it is a good feeling to me when someone is not afraid to express their faith or say they pray. I don't know why it became something to be embarrassed about.
3. I'm torn with wanting to be on a movie set with Mel Gibson, love his humor and I've heard that working with him is a lot of fun - I am not interested in acting. Or being in a Harry Potter movie - I would love to have been Professor Dumbledore.... played by a woman.
4. The woman with the most fabric. I would love to have mountains of fabric to sew. Kind of weak, but if you don't have the addiction you wouldn't understand.
1.If it can't talk/feel/or have emotion: I research it; If it can make me smile/cry/ and has warmth: I wing it, hope and use my gut with positive thinking thrown in for good measure.
2.I ditto Cindra's comment. You should live by your faith and walk in it's shadow.
3."Scarlet" But I would still be in Rhett's arms still.
4.That's a tough one: don't know!
1. Experience and faith.
2. I'm fine with a everybody having a religious faith. However, I am VERY not fine with the way Bush's religious agenda has become the agenda of the Federal Government. Ours is a country, supposedly, founded on the principal of separation of church and state. That's what made this country great, that's what seperates us from the Taliban, and that's the quality slipping fastest from our grasp.
Bush seems to simple to understand that his Christian faith-based intiatives are not welcome by a large portion of our country. He's a missionary in the highest office of government. There's no place in our government for "In God We Trust," nor for "One Nation Under God." I live under no God and I certainly have ABSOLUTELY NO faith in the Christian God presented to us through Bush's policies and mindset.
3. I've had a role in a movie, as an extra in The New Adventures of Pipi Longstockings. But, I'd love a speaking role in ANY Kevin Smith film.
4. World's fastest, best quality barista.
1. I never reveal my sources. Don't question me. I just know.
2. W's faith encourages me as I am a person of faith too. However, his practice and his interjection of a particular faith into public policy and social policy frightens me. Charitable choice is a misnomer - it's really government endorsed and government sponsored religion and I believe it to be unconstitutional.
3. I have appeared in a local film, filmed on location in RI in March 2003, by 2 Sisters Productions. No screening date as of yet. For the role, I'd like to play a male Trinity in The Matrix movies so I could play a romantic role with Keanu Reeves - he's sooo hottt! Otherwise, I'd pick something like Jack Nicholson in Batman or Leo DeCaprio in Titanic - a role that made me a ton of money and brought me a lot of fame and access to the corridors of economic, political, and social power.
4. Richest man in the world - everything else could flow from that. Money doesn't solve all your problems - just 99.99%!
Lee, I don't know you, but I think you would be a great Jack "Joker"! Don't 'ya just love Jack, he's so naughty!
1. I don?t, I always question reality.
2. I strongly believe a person is entitled to their own religious beliefs and I just as strongly oppose them trying to impose their believes on others as George W. is trying to do. I echo what Matt and Lee have said.
3. Tipping Velvet. I just love the Victorian styles
4. That is a hard one, I guest to be the oldest person some day.
Q1 - Should I know anything? I probably don't.
Q2 - It's fine if people have their own faiths but I am quite frightened by how Bush wants to impose his own faith onto politics, the government, and other people's lives in general. Last time I checked, we aren't living in a theocracy.
Q3 - I can't think of one particular film I want to be in, but I want to be the character who has the sly and witty lines. And kicks ass like nobody's business.
Q4 - Why not something really weird, like the largest collection of sheep brains or owner of the longest piece of lint ever pulled out of a dryer?
1. Absent logical and/or scientific reasoning, it is faith. Faith in those who raised and taught you. And believing in Him. That is how you know that what you know is so.
2. Why would anyone's professed faith frighten anyone? Religious freedom is an individual's right in our country. Some secularists have a problem with this "threat" to their immorality, but most people agree, God is a god thing.
3. I loved Saving Private Ryan. Tom Hanks is me in that film. Although I wish I didn't have to get killed in the end.
4. I really don't know.
Bob seems to imply that those without faith in 'Him' are immoral, which also implies that those with faith are moral. I see a gross generalization sitting on the edge of his comment.
Bob, I don't fear those with faith. I fear those that proclaim faith and use it for agendas of evil. Our preemptive strike in Iraq is a shining example of terrorism (the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion, Websters.com). Instead of strapping bombs to the chests of our gurriella soldiers, we drop bombs from the most sophisticated machines available to a military. I will be at the front of the line to state that Saddam was a horrible leader responsible for horrific massacres. However, the way in which we attacked Iraq, the lack of support from other nations, and the lightly veiled act of avenging the assasination *ATTEMPT* on his father - (Bush said, ""After all, this is the guy who tried to kill my dad." http://www.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/09/27/bush.war.talk/). To date, 419 of our soldiers have died, yes...died, to avenge the attempt to kill W's father (http://lunaville.org/warcasualties/Summary.aspx). There's nothing pious or Christian about sending others to die for an unjust cause. On several occaisions, Bush has spoken of a 'crusade,' and has made allusions to God being on 'our' side. Quite frankly, that's crap! God would be on everybody's side, if God played a role in our daily lives. God would create opporutunities to get to know Him/Her.
It amazes me how easy it is to hide ideas behind religion - even warped understandings of religion - to have them sucked up by the masses. Throw a dash of bibilical reference, out of context of course, in with one Eagle, a pinch of patriotism and a pound of idiot, cook on high at Fox News...serve to the masses.
Bob, I don't have a faith in your God, but I wholly support your right to have a faith in which ever God you choose. I also think that I live a fairly moral life. I regularly give of myself to help my community and friends. Excepting speed limits, I am a law abiding citizen. Bob, I ask that you heed your teacher's teachings, judge not. If you want to attack morality, join Rush Limbaugh in his hypocrisy.
I didn't realize this was a discussion about Iraq. I'll just say I support the President and the administration in those matters.
But it amazes me how Islamic terrorists can kill 3,000 US civilians, and somehow this is America's fault? uh, I mean George Bush's fault? The ties between bin Laden and Saddam have now been well documented (www.weeklystandard.com "Case Closed"), and if you don't think this war is about our nation's security, well, you're simply wrong.
Excuse the typo in the previous post, I meant to say that most people would agree that God is a good thing. But I suppose you have a problem with that statement too.
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