Monday, July 11, 2005

Apparently I'm a strong swimmer

I was listening to this cd the other day (the cd "Be" by Common), and on the last song the guy that was narrating was saying things like, "Be Content," and "Be Prosperous," and stuff, and all-of-the-sudden he says, "Be Proud, that you were the strongest swimmer out of 500,000." Now, THAT is funny.

It got me and Rodger and Angela talking, and Ang asked a very, VERY good question. If you were conceived at any other time, ten minutes earlier or later, or the next day, or with mexican food on the stomach instead of chinese, or if someone was drinking, or even if a different swimmer had reached the egg before you, would you be a different person? Would you look different? Act different? Be different? Rodger said yes, you would be totally different. But I say no. God took all that time putting us together and crafting us. We may look different, but our basics would be the same, i think. Personality, moods, etc. Basically our souls would be the same, just a different shell. Maybe. Because all of those things are defined by our circumstances anyway. Upbringing, home life, friends, schools, yadda yadda yadda.

It was interesting to say the least.

Oh, and congratulations to Rodg for finishing VLI. It was very tough and I'm proud of him.

2 comments:

Will Sansbury said...

Interesting question, Pat. Got another one for you... do you think the 'soul' and the 'shell' are distinct?

Keiso1 said...

I didn't know that I had to make a blog just so that I could respond to you. That's cool, it killed an hour or so.

By the way, how did fast sperm become a philosophical\spiritual topic?