I was sitting in front of my computer trying to think of something to write, but alas could not. So, I arose from my chair and plodded into the living room to turn on the tv and find my inspiration. While scrolling with the channel selector on my satellite tv connection, I discovered the 101 Channel and a series entitled “The Real Story.” This particular segment was about “The Exorcist.”
I promptly sat on the couch and watched an interesting program regarding the book and the making of “The Exorcist” movie. Part of the history I already knew because I am an avid History Channel watcher, but the highlight of this program was that scientists were saying that the young boy’s problems were attributed to brain electrical overload during puberty!
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not a scientist or doctor so there’s no way I’m going to dispute these scientists… but I think the truth is somewhere between Science and The Church.
I believe that Science and The Church can compliment each other, and sometimes even help each other. I’m glad we have medication that can help people with their mental problems, but there’s nothing wrong with carrying a St. Christopher‘s medal when you go on a trip — to me, it’s like wishing someone a safe journey. I mean really — who wouldn’t want a safe journey?
I’m not a religious fanatic, but I am a philosopher — of sorts, and firmly believe that there cannot be “good” without “evil” or “happiness” without “sadness” because if this were not the case; we humans would have nothing for comparison!
My son was raised on this philosophy as was I. What’s so amazing about this, is that it has taken me all these years to realize that Mom was a philosopher too! So, a belated “Thank you” goes to you Mom along with all my love.