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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Scrat's Beatific Vision

God is hidden. It's the all consuming paradox of religion and the meat of the atheist's faith: this unknowable God. This hidden God. A God so elusive we can't even name Him.

No man has seen God, and few saints have experienced the Beatific Vision: that peculiar, mystical vision of God in ecstacy. St. Thomas Aquinas is one, and afterwards he stated that everything he had ever written was "as straw" in comparison.

So you can imagine my delight in finding the Beatific Vision, such as it is, depicted at the end of Ice Age 2, on DVD and in stores now. And it's none other than our beloved Scrat, the saber-toothed squirrel, who experiences this glory! You can just see it on his face, can't you? [Anyone noticing a distinct resemblance to Duncan had better hush up about it]. Or better yet, watch the scene on video.

It's here.

Be sure to expand the screen size and turn up the sound!

"The good is what we desire." St. Thomas Aquinas