My husband and I went to see a movie the other night (a rare event for us), and while walking toward our theater – giant soda and popcorn in hand – we noticed a stand-up poster for the apocalyptic movie “2012.” It was a picture of a city by the ocean, dramatically split into pieces by an earthquake, with tsunami-sized waves lapping at the homes. At the top of the picture it simply said, “We Were Warned.”
We paused for a minute, then took a sip of soda and crunched on some popcorn as we made our way to our seats, and settled in to watch “Angels and Demons – a film which, by the way, has nothing to do with demons and very little to do with angels. It does, however, make some very interesting points about science and faith.
(I will take this opportunity to point out something. In my last post, I wrote about how we’re a nation of viewers, content to watch movies about faith and adventure. And as you can see here, I do enjoy such movies — enough to make them part of a cherished date night. But for me the adventure doesn’t end with the credits.)
Back to that movie poster for “2012” — I’m not feeling terribly deep today, so I will save many of my thoughts for future posts. But I want to just throw some questions out there about being warned. Is that just Hollywood? Or have we been warned? And if we have indeed been warned – warned about what? Who warned us? And here’s the big one: what’s the purpose of a warning?
More to come later.