Daily Archives: April 10, 2007

On Salvation (Part 1)

I believe that the short description of salvation that I will go into will still involve at least 2-3 posts. Salvation typically is understood to mean our ability to go to heaven when we die. This meaning is looking forward to that which is to come far into the future (but we seem to look at as a now – see post On Purgatory for what our destination right now is).

Children of Men paints a bleak story

“Early this morning, 1 January 2021, three minutes after midnight, the last human being to be born on earth was killed in a pub brawl…”

Imagine a world without children – anywhere. That’s the premise of children of men. I read the book some time ago in anticipation of the coming movie and found it rather boring. As a result I didn’t see the movie figuring it would be as boring as the book. There’s a reflective post on it at Wonders For Oyarsa. Apparently the book wasn’t totally left behind in making the movie as he describes the movie as

frustrating (and horribly violent).