We learn in this divine ep that Maddie is an atheist and David is a man of faith, even sweetly telling Maddie that he prayed for her. Maddie was obviously touched, and admitted giving some thought to the concept of a higher power. My question to you: do you think she ever became a true believer (even a little) due to David's influence?
Maddie seems to value intelligence, reasoning ability, and facts. She seems to prefer intellectual over emotional resolutions. This to me is why she perceives religious beliefs as irrational and not logical.
However, at many times she tends to posture one way while showing indications that underneath what she says there is a lot of heart and emotion. So what she says out loud may not be exactly how she feels in her heart. I think her religious beliefs might be one of those things she proclaims as one thing, while being much more ambigious about than she tries to represent.
Post by gypsygem81 on Jun 22, 2005 16:41:38 GMT -5
I agree Cindy. I don't think she ever became a true believer, but I don't think she was ever really a true disbeliever. I don't think she was as certain about it as she made out to David, and I think she quite enjoyed the fact that she had shocked him so much.
I agree. She's not completely unbelieving. She's good persons, she cares about other peoples but I think that she fear to trust her emotions. I think that faith first of all it emotions not intelligence so it's hard for her. It such sweet that David prayed for her
Dave, as one Catholic to another, you did us proud when you told Maggie you prayed for her. A great example of love and faith in action which counts for more than a thousand words could. The guy is 110 % heart !
Forza David vi amiamo !
" I've got a bad case of you, and you've got a bad case of me ! "