thread: 2005-08-05 : Going Home

On 2005-08-31, Brand_Robins wrote:

When my wife read the line "I wonder if giving up sin means I've given up redemption" she had a reaction to it. She understood, and said it articulated something she had been feeling for a long time.

Not too long ago my wife and I were on a trip across central Ontario, out in the long narrow highways of the Canadian shield. We were in a rent a wreck junker, and there were some scary moments when we weren't sure the car would make it. Several times along the way I prayed.

My wife's response, when she realized what I was doing, was to tell me, "If I could believe in a god with intent, I would. It would be nice to beleive there is something bigger looking out for me." She knows what she believes, and she is comfortable with it—but sometimes the change from what was to what is still has its fingerprints there.

For me it is almost the opposite. If I could not believe I probably wouldn't. It would, for me, be easier to let go of sin even if it meant letting go of redemption. And yet, I have the fingerprints of my past as well, and aethiesm isn't a choice I find myself able to make.

Now, as for the protagonist issue, didn't we have this same talk about Master and Commander? I find it obvious that the story has multiple protagonists, which shouldn't be hard to see for people who play games with multiple protagonists. ;)


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