The Walrus & the Carpenter: Revisited

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Posted by MF from ( on Friday, September 12, 2003 at 2:28AM :

This is from Kevin Smith's movie Dogma.
Loki is an angel that has been kicked out of heaven and now lives on Earth.

The Walrus & the Carpenter: Revisited
written by Kevin Smith

(Loki walks beside a nun in a semi-busy terminal. They pass through the metal detectors. The Nun carries a donation can.)

Nun: Let me get this straight: you don't believe in God because of Alice in Wonderland?

Loki: No, 'Through the Looking Glass'. That poem, The Walrus & the Carpenter, that's an indictment of organized religion. The walrus -- with his girth and his good nature -- he obviously represents either Buddha, -- or with his tusks -- the Hindu Elephant God, Lord Ganesha. That takes care of your Eastern religions. Now, the carpenter, which is an obvious reference to Jesus Christ who was raised a carpenter's son, he represents the Western religions. Now, in the poem, what do they do? What do they do? They -- they dupe all these oysters into following them and then proceed to shuck and devour the helpless creatures, en masse. Now, I dunno what that says to you, but to me, it says that following these faiths based on mythological figures insures the destruction of one's inner being. Organized religion destroys who we are by inhibiting our actions, by inhibiting our decisions, at a -- at a fear of some -- some intangible parent figure who -- who shakes a finger at us from thousands of years ago, and says -- and says: "Do it, do it and I'll fucking spank you."!

Nun: Wow, I've never thought about it like that. What have I been doing with my life?

Loki: I know, I know. What I think you should do is take this money you've been collecting for your parish, buy yourself a nice dress and go out and find some man, some woman that you can share a moment with. Because that's all life is, sister, a series of moments. Why don't you go out and find yours? Atta girl.

-- MF
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