Prayer, God and Alien Invasion: Is Falling Skies a Christian Show?

Today I watched the fourth episode of Falling Skies, a new series created by Robert Rodat and movie legend Stephen Spielberg. I'd already been intrigued by the character "Lourdes" played by Seychelle Gabriel, who talks about how her faith is "stronger than ever" and the importance of prayer, giving thanks, etc. In episode four, she leads a group prayer, concluding with the Catholic/Episcopalian creed, "in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy ...

Pray for me!

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I've just made an amazing discovery... It's late and I can't think clearly so I don't remember the name of the famous (French?) philosopher who said, in effect, that since we can't know for certain, believing in God is the smartest bet. Because if you're wrong, it doesn't matter, and if you're right, you go to heaven. Whereas, the penalty for not believing is much worse. (I remember now - it's 'Pascal's wager'.) However - I've ...

Conspicuous Prayer

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It's been a long while since I've found a record-worthy topic of spiritual interest. Last week I was having lunch with a friend in Jinju, Korea. Just before we dug into our sushi, she bowed her head and clasped her hands together in prayer. I'm an easy-going, open-minded person; I have nothing against her or her faith, I'm not even against prayer. I think prayer is for the most part a beneficial practice. But there was ...