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…