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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Science and Religion: Unconscious Intuitions of "Melancholia" and "Take Shelter"

As we already noted:  

Large asteroid heading to Earth? Pray, says NASA
By Irene Klotz
Posted 2013/03/19 at 8:55 pm EDT 
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida, Mar. 19, 2013 (Reuters) — NASA chief Charles Bolden has advice on how to handle a large asteroid headed toward New York City: Pray. That's about all the United States - or anyone for that matter - could do at this point about unknown asteroids and meteors that may be on a collision course with Earth, Bolden told lawmakers at a U.S. House of Representatives Science Committee hearing on Tuesday...
Mr. Bolden has underscored the irony of the present:
we have Science;
we have Prayer;
they only come together when we are on the edge of destruction.

There is a time for all things under the sun: a time to pray, a time to develop technology, ... , and a time to use the gifts of God to preserve the planet.

Are not all the images and films and stories of comet and meteor impacts intuitions of God's gift of technology to move mountains for the spiritually inept? And the disaster of those who see only Science, or those who see only Religion?
Is it not the discomfiture of the Obsession of trying to preserve one side of a gold coin, while attempting to throw away the other side?

The films Melancholia and Take Shelter are but the most recent and accomplished Harmonious Concerts of Art, which depict the absolute tragedy of Life which lives with Science and Spirit divided in two camps.


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