Friday, September 22, 2006

Time for some thought...

The other day I watched "United 93" with friends.Needless to say,it was a nice movie.Theme was excellent,casting was well done since none of the actors were "heros" , they were just actors and a movie like "United 93" needed exactly that - pure actors. It was fast paced,the kind of movie you would readily tag as "on-the-edge-of-the-seat"-er.

I found this one particular scene in the movie really thought-provoking (Well,to tell the truth, I got some food for thought,rather,food for some thought which I couldn't make out what!) .

There is this time in the movie when the hijackers are in the cockpit franctically trying their best to reach their target on time and they are losing hope. The guy flying the plane is profusely sweating and the veins on his forehead are jutting out,taut. The tension on his face is so overwhelming. He is seen uttering some prayer under his breath while he tries to maneouvre the plane. The camera zooms in and you can make out his lips quivering with the Arabic words, praying out to Almighty Allah.

In the next second, the camera is focussed on a passenger in the hijacked plane - an elderly American woman, eyes tightly shut,also seen letting out a prayer through her lips, in English, calling out to the great Messiah of Christianity. The fear on her face shows on those thin lines on her forehead,sweat dotting her chin and palms held tightly to her hand rest.

The pair of scenes was a cry of irony! One, praying to the God to help him in destruction and other, knowingly or unknowingly,praying to the SAME God to thwart this plan of destruction and help her and her friends get to safety.

I didn't know what conclusion I will be able to come to , if I thought on this line,or whether I would be able to come to any at all. But I was certain about one thing, the famous one-liner "God is one" so commonly seen all around is not just a simple sentence that you can teach a 6 year old about. Its disheartening to note that we human beings would keep underestimating its value forever....


Rat said...

When u said, a blog on God, I had kept my fingers ready to type some 'nice' words here as comment. . . :D
Not that i'm not religious, or not that i'm not (too many nots?)
But then there is no need for a blog to enlighten someone on this topic.
Now lemme start the comment..
Every single line in the English literature can be deciphered in at least 2 ways - it depends in a mulititude of factors, be it contextual or verbal or lingual. Take a simple line here for example.
" I'm on leave today ". If i say this in office, I'm a hero - See he has come to office though he is on leave. Say this to your team mate while you are in wonderla, he/she will curse "Moron, he has taken leave at this VERY urgent moment, and is lavishing in a theme park".
The same has happened here.
The way the Holy books are decrypted, the way they are taught to the common man, the kind of examples they are given.. its all relevant. Quoting my book-aholic friend, "I've read Gita, the original and a transcript version by Mr blah blah. Both bring different thoughts into my mind"

To cut short the comment (lest it would beat the character lenght set by the original blog itself), in my humble belief, God is You! Think over it.. See how life changes..
(hellooo.. now dont start waving that stick and chanting "let there be lays.... tomato flavor" )

b v n said...

Think its the season of God and devil blogs. Just came across this post...check it out

basically her idea is we all believe in two Gods. One that created us and one that created 'them'.food for thought :)

great post !!