I love this Movie.
Franco’s awesome acting skills and Zachary’s delicious accent were quite captivating in this movie.
I guess everyone has that fear once in your life. What is going to happen to me after I died? Where will I be going? Will I remember anything from this life?
When I was much younger, I was horrified at my own Chinese’s ancestral and Buddhist reincarnation concept.
So I found a church and dabble in Christianity. For a while, it was great and I loved the music, the sermon and the feel-good vibe for every weekend.
One day, I woke up one day and feel nothing but peace. No fear of the future and no shame of my past. I took some time to study up on Buddhist’s guide to life and the beauty of Chinese’s ancestral worshipping. It’s kinda fun to rediscover the culture that I grew up in.
I realised that I was simply just a free thinker. All religions have the same guidance for how to live your life. Let’s call them as Humanity first batch of Psychologist. They listen and came up with the solution on how to deal with your own mini-crisis.
There weren’t any Shrink, Psychologist and Mental Health Doctors at that era. People are looking for a direction to live their life or someone to show them how to live it to the best as they can.
So here pop up the 5 popular religions in the world as shown below.
- Christianity (2.1 billion)
- Islam (1.3 billion)
- Hinduism (900 million)
- Chinese traditional religion (394 million)
- Buddhism (376 million)
I believe God is actually the universe in my own opinion. Somehow, I believe that there is spiritual energy in all human beings. It’s a just a matter if you are willing to tap into it. Praying, bowing, offering joss sticks and burning paper goods are just simply a ritual to tap into the spiritual cosmos to enhance your subconscious mindset.
The driving fear for Micheal is the fear of the unknown and he wouldn’t stop at nothing just to get his permanent spot in Heaven. He broke up with his 10 years bf, tried to sleep with a straight woman, go back to study at a Bible college and decided to get married to a straight woman.
Bible is written by men and it was written at the time when wars are reigning everywhere and there was no guideline from anyone. So someone decided to arouse everybody attention by using the word God. There are incest, rapes and war in almost every page of the book. I not too sure about you. The only part of the bible which is worth reading is the New Testaments. By utilizing God and putting fear in believer’s heart, you will create a permanent fan base which will be there until the end of the time.
I believe in the Big Bang, the evolution of human being and how we are an accidental Genes created by Mother Earth. At the same time, I believe in reincarnation and I believe everyone has a soul of somebody’s past and that’s such a beautiful thing to believe in it. Earning a permanent spot in Heaven is too boring for me. I want to come back to Earth again.
But whichever rock your boat and if you can sense God around your presence, go ahead and walk on your own path.