Posted by rayww on August 18, 2003, at 0:39:35
In reply to Broken Horses/Broken Hearts/Travails of the Spirit » lil' jimi, posted by Temmie on August 17, 2003, at 18:47:54
My husband and I saw Seabiscuit last night too. I share your opinion of it, but I would go to it a second time, mainly to figure out who everyone actually was. It seems whenever someone tells me a show is really good I am dissapointed in it because my expectations are too high. However, we were forced into seeing Gygli because we were too late for any other ones, and in spite of the horrible reviews, we quite liked it, once we survived the horrible language in the first few minutes. Perhaps it was a movie that you would see into what wasn't portayed depending upon your own personal background and experience.
People's religious perceptions are greatly influenced in the same way. You've likely seen the ripe/rape demo when a group is divided into two and one is shown pictures of fruit and vegetables, while the other half is shown pictures of abuse and torture. Then when asked to fill in the blank of r_pe, one chooses "i" while the other group "a".
If you are fed a lot of false ideas about a certain religion, and then investigate that religion, you will find your own perception of that religion in your investigation of it. If you enter the investigation with an open mind and pure intent, it might be an altogether different religious experience for you. Makes one wonder if there is reality in the perception of things, or is one's perception the only reality.