Although Twain was a Presbyterian, he was sometimes critical of organized religion and certain elements of Christianity through his later life. He wrote, for example, "Faith is…"
"I went to see The Host on Friday. I haven't read the book so I can't compare the movie to the book. I went to see the movie on the strength of Saoirse Ronan, an actress that I've liked since Atonement and Andrew Niccol,…"
"With regards to Love, I was thinking about Jane Eyre. I bought the classic novel last year after I saw the recent film adaptation starring Michael Fassbender (love him) and Mia Wasikowska. Just from the film, I could tell that the…"
"I think Edward has a similar epiphany in New Moon about Bella's love. Prior to her saving him in Italy, he really believed that she would be able to move on and forget about him. Seeing her struggle and witnessing her despair and…"
I wanted to post this where you would hopefully see it at some point. I saw your post on Pinkie's thread and wanted to acknowledge it. Somehow Pinkie's thread has magically disappeared but here it is:
Side Note: I just saw Stephenie Meyer on Good Morning America promoting The Host...reminded me of the Twilight days! :( tear! LOL
"So basically if Bella knows what it would look like to others and continues then Bella…"
"I do not wish to put you on the spot, so I am writing this here instead of on my thread with hopes this is the right one for you to ignore or add by your own choice.....
Lorece, rather you return or not...thank you. Pinkie"
"Argghh I HATE this moment JJ!!! Thanks for bringing it up, LOL...I wanted to slap Edward during this conversation. Of course he would jump to the wrong conclusions, he ALWAYS does when Bella is potentially in danger!!!
It has been such a joy and a privilege reading what both you and JJ have to say about love. To me, it is awe inspiring. I've never been in love. I've had the inklings of it and I've certainly developed deep…"
"On a side note: Thank you Danette for sharing your incredibly personal insights! I felt touched and heart-broken reading your words. It is so hard to strictly define something so seemingly intangible, isn't it? Like they…"
"In my opinion, you cannot have true friendship without love.
A true friendship is a relationship based upon love and understanding for one another.
"Is it a real friend if you do not love them" - NO...it is most likely just an…"
""In my opinion, some of Bella's internal discord stems from her "love" for Edward and her "attraction" to Jacob. I do believe that Bella has confused her physical attraction with Jake for love."
"These are good questions JJ! I think that Bella is a pretty reliable narrator for those who can objectively look at her situation.
A." If Bella has been lying to herself, then she has also been lying to us the reader. Given…"