My Favorite Quotes from “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”

Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders. -Nietzsche

How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot
The world forgetting, by the world forgot
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
Each prayer accepted, and each wish resigned
(“Eloisa to Abelard” by Alexander Pope)

Carrie: She decided to erase you almost as a lark.

Joel: Mierzwiak! Please let me keep this memory, just this one.

 

Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338013/

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Interview on the movie “Expelled” (Sproul & Stein)


Click these for parts 2 and 3.

“Every scientist has some kind of epistemology; some kind of theory of knowledge and most of them are reluctant to examine those foundational premises that they use to come to their particular theories. And I remember when I was a young student, one of the most important formative books I read was The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Science. That is, what were the philosophical assumptions that the scientist has to have when he goes into his laboratory? And at the time of the ‘Enlightenment,’ a whole new way of dealing with things came up called the ‘Analytical Method’ which simply stated was: that this task of the scientist is to seek the logic of the facts. In other words, you get the data, you collected the data, observe, experiment, and try to find patterns. What they were looking for was Design.” -R.C. Sproul

“Well the word Logic has a Greek root which is extremely similar to ‘design’ and also extremely similar to the English word ‘word.’ So that, actually, if you go back to the Greek root ‘In the beginning was the Word [Logos in Greek]…’ (John 1:1) means ‘ in the beginning there was design; there was a plan.’ … Of course if you even said that in a university now you’d probably get shot.” -Ben Stein

“Logic itself presupposes design.” -R.C. Sproul and Ben Stein

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Lo·gos
–noun
1. ( often initial capital letter ) Philosophy . the rational principle that governs and develops the universe.
2. Theology . the divine word or reason incarnate in Jesus Christ. John 1:1–14.
Origin:
1580–90;  < Greek lógos  a word, saying, speech, discourse, thought, proportion, ratio, reckoning, akin to légein  to choose, gather, recount, tell over, speak

Sources:

LigonierMinistries. “Sproul / Stein Interview Part 1 of 3.” YouTube. YouTube, 26 Mar. 2008. Web. 17 July 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpM76ymlnbA&gt;.

“Logic.” Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 17 Jul. 2012. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/logic&gt;.

Post 5: The Backwater Gospel

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Hello everyone! while I was working on my last post (Frankenweenie Reborn) I stumbled upon a very interesting animated short, The Backwater Gospel.This short is about the town of Backwater, its a small run down town in the middle of nowhere that is plagued by regular visits from “The Undertaker”. Now the true question is Does the Undertaker bring death or does he simply follow it? I could tell you or you could decide for yourself.

The short was made in 2011 and directed by Bo Mathorne with music done by “Sons of Perdition”. Right off the bat I notice the animation style its very unique in a computer animated yet and hand drawn style to it with a creepy Tim Burton twist to it. The video / story itself was very gruesome and macabre with the whole evil bible belt theme. I also find the song (sung by…

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