What the Bleep….do we know?

I saw “What the Bleep Do we Know” the other day….last Friday afternoon, actually. I’d been wanting to see it for some time, because of my natural interest in spiritual things. Many of you have recommended that I see it.

I came away really having enjoyed it, but also with having been troubled by some of the directions the movie went. For example, I have been intrigued by the connection between my favorite kind of theology, Process Theology, and Quantum Physics.

For years, I have been searching for more of a connection between the two, and have been a little disspointed that there’s not more out there on the connections. My favorite process thinker is Charles Hartshorne, and outside of a small group of egghead theologians and philosophers, not many people know about him.

I was interested in the ideas of Masaru Emoto, and the “Message from Water.” Before I leap off the edge and accept everything about it whole hogg, I’d love to hear than another scientist or two have replicated his thoughts. But, it IS really, really interesting…

I found myself having a visercally negative reaction to the woman “expert” in the field, and at the end of the movie, discovered that she is, in fact, “Ramtha,” a New Age-y healer of some reknown.

Somehow, it explained my reaction to her. The one thing she said that REALLY stuck with me was when, in criticizing the “organized religions,”she said that there was great hubris and sin in assuming that God could take human form, or be anthropomorphic. (my word, not her’s…)

This was strange critique, it seemed to me, coming from a woman who purports to channel the spirit of a 3500-year-old man. But I guess others didn’t see the irony in that.

I’ll probably say more on this later…

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He is Senior Pastor of Kessler Park UMC United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he was pastor at Northaven UMC in Dallas for seventeen years. Eric loves to write on topics of spirituality, social justice, music/art and politics. The entries on this blog reflect that diversity of interests. His passion for social justice goes beyond mere words. He’s been arrested at the White House, defending immigrants and “The Dreamers,” and he’s officiated at same sex weddings in his churches, in defiance of what some believe is Methodist teaching. Eric is an avid blogger and published author, and 2017 recipient of the prestigeous Kuchling Humanitarian Award from Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner. (Human Rights Campaign) Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He’s a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named “best judge” by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County, and is currently the longest service district judge in that district. She was re-elected for a fourth term in 2018. They have the world’s best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. Find links to Eric’s music-related websites, at the top of this site’s navigation menu.

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