Short post tonight.
I was watching Black Snake Moan during the benefit for Busy and Ehric when an exchange caught my attention.
You see, Christina Ricci is a sinning nymphomaniac chained up in Samuel L. Jackson's house (as he's saving her from the devil..). His pastor friend comes to see him and ends up in conversation with Ricci.
In a nutshell..she says to him..that heaven is a load of bullshit - religion kinda too. Why would God want people that do wrong..commit horrible sins..and then say 'I'm Sorry' so they can get into heaven. Why would he want to fill heaven with people like that?
So the pastor tells her believing in God isn't about getting into heaven. You don't do things just to get into heaven. It's about believing NOW..about having someone that's there for you all the time..to listen to you. Someone to give you the strength to go on..to push forward when you need it TODAY. Not at the end of your days..when you can't help anyone anymore.
I guess I never thought of it that way.
Just sharing my jumbled ramblings..