I N S O M N I A

Can’t sleep, so I am looking at random things online.

This “Generation Paintbrush” is pretty insane. It is basically a real-life version of a Photoshop brush. (Although I am pretty sure it is FAKE). Still pretty neat.

Here is an interesting look at the Creation V. Evolution debate. Whoever made it, took the theory of creation and made it look more scientific, and the theory of evolution, and made it look more religious.

Have you been wondering why your favorite shows (The Office!) haven’t had any new episodes? Well, if you have been living under a rock, it’s because of the writer’s strike, which is STILL GOING ON. You can see how many unaired episodes there are left of your favorite show here. We need the Office back!!!

And on a side note: Golden Compass has gotten some not so great reviews (Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 44%, which is ROTTEN on their scale) and only had modest earnings in the weekend box office.

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Golden Compass: The Anti-Narnia

When I saw an ad for the Golden Compass, I immediately thought, “Cool, another Narnia-like movie. Sweet!”. A little heroine, animals looking all awesome-looked great. However, after I did some reading on the movie, I was quite surprised. The movie is actually based on a series of books written by Phillip Pullman, a self-proclaimed atheist, and he wrote the books because he hated C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. This is from an article in Plugged-In:

Pullman represents the polar opposite of Lewis. Pullman has repeatedly—and with apparent glee—lashed out at both Lewis and the faith he represents. “I hate the Narnia books, and I hate them with a deep and bitter passion,” he told one interviewer, “with their view of childhood as a golden age from which sexuality and adulthood are a falling-away.”

I was pretty offended when I read these comments because of a great admiration for Lewis and his works. But as much as I like Lewis, Pullman’s hatred runs far deeper. His books are really about killing God. Another quote from the same article:

Pullman has said unambiguously, “My books are about killing God.” But despite a great deal of publicity on this subject, the series never addresses the issue of God’s existence with any real certainty. 

I encourage you to read the article in it’s entirety for yourself. You would never think that there was any harm in a movie that is made for kids and is about fantasy, but I think there is a huge problem a movie that is based on books that are so anti-God. I will admit that the movie looks very interesting and entertaining, but I don’t think it is worth it to support a movie with a message of wanting to “kill God”.

Some of you are thinking “What’s the harm? I am not going to renounce my faith in God because I saw this movie, and people aren’t going to not believe in God after they watch a movie. ” That might be true, but I wouldn’t encourage Hollywood with my money, to make more movies that are deliberately anti-God.


New Job (But Not So New Anymore…)

I won’t even comment on how long it has been since I posted. Let’s just get down to the nitty gritty.

I am not sure how many of you knew this, but 2 weeks before our wedding, I was laid off my job! Yes, probably one of the worst things that could happen. I was pretty upset, and really couldn’t believe that it could hapen 2 WEEKS BEFORE I GOT MARRIED. I wanted to tell my boss, “Hey thanks for the wedding gift. I’ll let you know when we have  kid, so you can come over and slash my tires.”

It was not a very fun 2 weeks, with all the finalizations of the wedding details and now the looming dark cloud of having to find a new job, let alone all the uncertainties that it included. And considering how long it took me to find my previous job (um, a year) things weren’t looking very good. But we decided that the wedding was more important, we were only getting married once, and we couldn’t let this ruin our wedding. (Easier said then done)

After we got back from the honeymoon (that will have to be an entirely different post, good stuff) I had an interview with a company I applied for. I got hired a couple of weeks later, and now I have been there over a month, and things are pretty good. The job is with a bigger and better company, the work is more challenging and rewarding, and the pay is better. God really provided in a great way.