Protecting the Balance of Life

Jake Sully: [as Jake pleads for Eywa’s help in attacking the “Sky People”] If Grace is there with you – look in her memories – she can show you the world we come from. There’s no green there. They killed their Mother, and they’re gonna do the same here. More Sky People are gonna come. They’re gonna come like a rain that never ends. Unless we stop them. They chose me for something. I will stand here and fight. You know I will. But I need a little help here.

Neytiri: Our great mother does not take sides, Jake; she protects the balance of life.

Jake Sully: It was worth a try.

This was from the movie, Avatar (2009). Jake Sully prays to the Na’vi goddess, Eywa, for help in the war against the Sky People. Neytiri explains that Eywa cares not for war, but for the balance of life.

Have you ever noticed that whenever there is some battle, each side is praying that God will help the smite the enemy. Someone is going to lose. Does this mean that God favored one side over the other? No. God loves all of His children. He doesn’t want us to kill each other, but we kill each other any way. He would prefer that we sit and have a cup of tea. He wants to preserve life.

I suppose that this is the downfall of many religions. You pray that God will protect you and help you win whatever it is your trying to win. We have this belief that God loves one group of people over another. This is not the case, especially in times of war. God loves us and would prefer us to live.

In the same way that Eywa protects the balance of life, God (or whichever deity/deities you worship) protects the balance of life.


Posted on June 17, 2012, in Concepts to Think About, Religion and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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