Wednesday, May 06, 2009

They Are Smoking Monkeys

Conversation In A Dream

"They are smoking monkeys."

"What do you mean? Do you mean that they are on fire? I don't see any smoke wafting off of them!"

"No, no no! Don't you see? You can dress up a monkey, give it a cigar and try as hard as you can but the monkey will still be a monkey. Just because it is all dressed up and is smoking a cigar does not make the monkey a person. You can not make it so."

"But the monkey, I am sure never thought it was a person."

" So and who really knows what a monkey thinks?"

"Argh, They obviously are people and not monkeys and not only that, are not smoking!"

"You are missing the point. A person may think that they are a Christian or a Muslim or a good Jew and be anything but. They are nothing even close, no matter how they package themselves and let me till you sometimes the package is not fooling anybody. They are obviously smoking monkeys."

"Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst"

C. S Lewis

My dream response to reading: A Mighty Heart The Brave Life And Death Of My Husband, Danny Pearl

Mariane Pearl
Sarah Crichton

I have not seen the movie and I don't know if I can. I opted to read the book. I cried often reading this book and could read only small portions at a time. It saddens me to no end that there are people in the world so deceived and so full of hate and who do it all in the name of God. The thing is, God is good. It is people who have gone wrong, some so very, very wrong.


The Invisible Mo said...

I was so confused when I started reading this. I thought it was one of the boys showing you something or?
I haven't heard of that book or movie. I will check it out.
I love non-fiction.

The Invisible Mo said...

So, I looked it up online and now I remember the story. I will read the book but after reading the things I read today, I will definitely never see the movie.

Christine said...

Sorry for the confusion. It was so clear to me in the dream.

diana said...

interesting dream. it freaks me out when i dream something so profound.

i've heard the book is good. i don't think i knew about a movie. a movie in the theaters? has it come out already?

Christine said...

The movie is out. It stars Angelina Jolie as Mariane.

Lucy said...

Sounds very intense and I will have give it a try!!

Religious people are interesting to say the least.

Momisodes said...

That is quite a poignant dream. I had never heard of the book. I will surely have to check it out.