In November, I'll be part of a "drama" dinner theater thing at my church. In one of the "skits" I play a whacked out lady getting ready to go to a "paranormal" conference, and am into all the sci-fi, alien sightings, "get in touch with the cosmos" kinda stuff. It's fun to do, but serious at the same time, because so many people DO search for things in all the WRONG places when the answer is so simple: Jesus.
I think sometimes the simplicity of the answer is what trips people up. And really, Jesus and God are pretty big and enormous... I don't like I'd title them "simple" either. But the way to accept them is what people tend to complicate sometimes.
The other thing we discussed is that even in the "Christian" realm there are many different views on the paranormal. I've spoken with many dedicated Christians that totally believe in Aliens/UFO's and the like, or that are intrigued by Astrology and "reading" signs.
I really really don't want to get into a debate about this on my blog, so don't view this as a place to "persuade" others to your side, argue, or bicker. Mean comments will be deleted immediately. But curious as to my readers thoughts on this.
Do you think we are "alone" in the universe? Do you hold any credence to horoscopes or the like? Are you convinced that Elvis is still "alive?" *grin*
If you're wondering how this is writing related.... well, I can make it, let me tell you. I saw a skeleton walking down I-65 Monday night and THAT is so going into a book. Contemporary romance will never be the same!
Oh, and if you're in the Nashville area and want to come see me make a fool of myself (what's new???), tickets will be on sale in a few weeks for $5.00... Includes a "coffee house" type atmosphere with drinks and finger foods, and all proceeds go toward feeding families in need over Thanksgiving.