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I knew the guy was going to turn out to be gay as soon as he said how he hadn't had a "close friend" like Fliss in a long time. But it was nice that they had it be a good ending for both of them anyway.

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I only got the chance to watch this one tonight--it's actually one of my husband's shows, so we watch it on his schedule.  I've been pretty skeptical about this show, but I did really enjoy this episode.  While I did like the story of the PI, I am generally not sold on the whole "God Account" plot, which is kind of inconvenient since it is the basis of the show.  What I do really like about this show is Miles' evolving relationship with his family and his own "faith" journey (in quotes because I think it is more a journey of understanding, but it follows the path of what I would consider a faith journey).  Did I miss a mention earlier that his sister was gay?  I was not expecting that and actually didn't even realize it was his sister until the family had dinner!

7 hours ago, Yeah No said:

Another nitpick is that an Episcopal church in Manhattan in this day and age would not lose 25% of its congregation on the basis of its pastor accepting a gay daughter.  I don't think that would have even happened 25 years ago in NY.  I go back a long way with the Episcopal church in New York, and a lot of congregations have had openly gay ministry and parishioners for a while now.  It's one of the most socially liberal mainstream Protestant churches out there and boasts a higher than average gay membership as a result. 

 

I also missed that his dad was an Episcopal priest, although I wondered if he was because the church, vestments, etc. really fit for the ECUSA.  There are conservative Episcopal churches, but yeah...I can't buy that for NYC. I am willing to handwave it away because if his father had been a Pastor of a church that could conceivably lose 25% of its congregation over his acceptance of his daughter, other parts of his story wouldn't work.  For example, he probably would have been asked to leave once his son came out as an Atheist...

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However, I had to eye-roll when Miles came up with one Jim Smith match.  Seriously?  Oh, well. 

He had his date of birth. So while one match may still have been slightly unlikely, not totally crazy.

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Miles should have spent his luck on a billion dollar lotto ticket in lieu of seeing his Dad at the precise moment dude walked out of the music store.  Great casting of Erica Gimpel as the owner.  I bet she will be a recurring cast member.

Other than "finding me," what is it that Fliss found?  It was a great adventure, but what was the spiritual/God point?  

Good move on the new/old BF for Cara.  Things are moving far too rapidly on the ship front with Miles.

Jaya has been remarkably consistent in her reticence to commit to anything that isn't a guaranteed "good" for her.  Very real, imo.  At what point will it begin to dawn on her that God is using her?  Then what happens to her ultra self-interested world view?   Poor Rakesh is gonna pay for her confusion.

Were there no repercussions for the corruption of the work computers?  Surely, IT discovered Rakesh's new software?  Does he have Admin privileges?  Not if he isn't IT himself.  He is not management.   If he is IT, how on earth would they forgive him running off when their system crashed?

I think it's time for some consequence to the unbelief in the leads.  

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I really like this show. I actually like all of the characters and I love the premise of them helping people. I knew they would do the whole cliche bring the ex stuff and I get it but I hope he isn't around for too long, I want to see continuous progression for Miles and Cara's relationship there's something really sweet about them.

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I like the show, but I have unresolved anger about  the reverend. Dating back to Eureka. I've never forgiven Henry for messing with the timeline and taking away Alison and Carter's marriage  and baby.  I mean I know it all worked out in the end, but I have an irritatingly long memory!

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9 hours ago, Lonesome Rhodes said:

Miles should have spent his luck on a billion dollar lotto ticket in lieu of seeing his Dad at the precise moment dude walked out of the music store.  Great casting of Erica Gimpel as the owner.  I bet she will be a recurring cast member.

 

Well I think that was "God" was playing matchmaker because I think Dad will eventually play sax at the club that he mentioned to the owner and they will reconnect. I think "God" on this show is big, old softee that wants to make everyone's life better.

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Yeah, I was raised in a Black Episcopal church and we had gay congregants and pastors, and that's even more true today than when I was a kid.

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I find it amazing that in spite of all the contrived "coincidences" (fate?) that this show is so good.  I'm having a hard time remaining objective about it.  I mean, destiny at some of the most iconic and meaningful places in my own young life, like Lincoln Center, Washington Square Park, Central Park and the Hayden Planetarium?  That plus the Fibonacci sequence/ratio.  All of these things figure into my life and my soul in very specific ways.  I almost think the God account is trying to tell ME something about MY life.  It's getting inside my head.  Either that or I know the writers.  It's freaky.  At any rate, it's great entertainment and definitely food for thought.  So unexpected from a show like this, but very welcome.

I have a feeling that Jim Smith and Fliss will remain best friends in spite of his being gay, which would be an excellent resolution for both of them.  Maybe they'll move in together.  I don't suppose we'll ever see that happen, though.

P.S.  My own best friend told me the other day that she watches this show.  Knowing that is making it all the more meaningful for me.  I can't even explain why.  I have known her for 45 years.

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22 hours ago, HazelEyes4325 said:

Did I miss a mention earlier that his sister was gay? 

I'm pretty sure this was the first episode where it was mentioned.

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I enjoy this show but the locations/routes in this episode made zero sense. They started uptown at the Planetarium and Central Park but then later they were at Washington Square Park downtown (the arch) when Fliss wandered off within minutes....to Lincoln Center about 60 blocks uptown! Lol. Plus it looks like Miles's office is near the Brooklyn Bridge (or a bridge anyway) and boy did he get uptown fast. It's usually shows that DON'T film in NY that get this kind of stuff wrong. 

I also kept telling Fliss she needed to get on over to Broadway to fulfill her destiny. (Since Annaleigh Ashford is a Tony nominee.)

I enjoyed that it wasn't just God telling Miles to friend someone again, but a more creative way to get them where they needed to be to help people.

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I don’t know why they were so surprised that God sent them to a location rather than a person. Last episode he sent them to heavenly taco truck. So he’s 2 for 4. 

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Aw, this was a cute episode! This is a nice 'feel good' show.

I'm disappointed that they're doing the 'ex showing up at exactly the wrong time' cliché with Cara and Miles.

I felt Rakesh and Jaya were much better integrated into the story this time.

Though I did like seeing the various NYC landmarks, it was convenient that they all got around so quickly.

I hope we do see that music store owner again.

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53 minutes ago, taragel said:

I enjoy this show but the locations/routes in this episode made zero sense. They started uptown at the Planetarium and Central Park but then later they were at Washington Square Park downtown (the arch) when Fliss wandered off within minutes....to Lincoln Center about 60 blocks uptown! Lol. Plus it looks like Miles's office is near the Brooklyn Bridge (or a bridge anyway) and boy did he get uptown fast. It's usually shows that DON'T film in NY that get this kind of stuff wrong. 

I know, that stuff bugs me too as I'm from NYC and know all those locations well, but I've let it go for now because if I let it bother me it would ruin my enjoyment of the show.

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14 hours ago, nilyank said:

Well I think that was "God" was playing matchmaker because I think Dad will eventually play sax at the club that he mentioned to the owner and they will reconnect. I think "God" on this show is big, old softee that wants to make everyone's life better.

I was thinking the same thing. I dont think this is the last we will see of the shop owner lady, and the God is playing around to make things happen, even beyond the God Account, and will end up having the Rev playing at the jazz club and meeting the shop owner again.

I liked the episode, and the way it ended for Jim and Fliss. I suspected something like that would happen, but I liked how things ended, and I hope that Fliss and Jim stayed friends for a long time, and got to hang at all kinds of museums. This show is such a nice, feel good show, and its just nice to watch. Like drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows. 

The ex just showing up to throw a wrench into Miles and Cara getting back together is annoying, but I like the slow burn with Miles/Cara. They're cute, and I am enjoying seeing them get closer until they realize that they like each other that way. 

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11 hours ago, Yeah No said:

I know, that stuff bugs me too as I'm from NYC and know all those locations well, but I've let it go for now because if I let it bother me it would ruin my enjoyment of the show.

I have to do this with shows set in NYC otherwise I'll drive myself crazy. It's like pricing. "Oh, a 20something who works at a coffee shop lives alone in a huge one-bedroom in SoHo? Right. Okay." At least they mentioned that Cara has a roommate. (Her giant office kind of bugs me; it's far more likely that that kind of working environment would have an open office plan - which I loathe, but whatever - and she doesn't appear to be particularly senior. She can write from anywhere and she's not shown to be at her job particularly often, so it seems like a huge waste.) Shows and movies set in NYC always get the amount of space people actually live in very wrong, likely because it would be hard to get a camera crew in such tight spaces. Definitely couldn't do it in my old East Village place that I shared with two roommates.

I like Rakesh but Jaya gets on my nerves.

Joe Morton is 100% going to get with the attractive age-appropriate shop owner. That's why she's attractive and age-appropriate.

I missed the last 10 minutes or so because the episode cut off (it started late because of football), so I didn't see the ex return. Is he at least cute?

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1 hour ago, Empress1 said:

I missed the last 10 minutes or so because the episode cut off (it started late because of football), so I didn't see the ex return. Is he at least cute?

That's subjective, but I think so!

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I was pretty sure Jim Smith would turn out to be gay, but was fine with it. In fact, I think every straight woman in America should be assigned a male gay best friend. I used to have a couple, and miss them so much. I think Fliss was in a rut in her small town and moving is going to open up a whole new world to her. If she has a best friend to share the journey, so much the better. 

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I find both Rakesh and Jaya to be annoying.

Has anyone noticed that Cara always has a purse on her? Even when she is just standing around, she doesn't put it down. I'm obsessed with it. Let's see if she does it in the next episode.

I like the show in general, but this episode was not my favorite. I have a list of places, so I will just go to each place to see if this person is there? It is 2018. There are much better and more efficient ways to track someone down. I try not to nitpick shows, but that whole premise bothered me.

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On 10/22/2018 at 9:48 AM, dini said:

I like the show, but I have unresolved anger about  the reverend. Dating back to Eureka. I've never forgiven Henry for messing with the timeline and taking away Alison and Carter's marriage  and baby.  I mean I know it all worked out in the end, but I have an irritatingly long memory!

Heh. Not going to go back even further, to Terminator 2 in 1991? Skynet!

I like the change of pace from his Scandal character but Joe Morton could use some better writing. He's managed some clunky dialogue pretty well but Morton truly excelled at the speeches he got on his last show.

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32 minutes ago, halopub said:

Heh. Not going to go back even further, to Terminator 2 in 1991? Skynet!

I like the change of pace from his Scandal character but Joe Morton could use some better writing. He's managed some clunky dialogue pretty well but Morton truly excelled at the speeches he got on his last show.

I associate Joe Morton with two roles: Whitley Gilbert's jilted fiance on A Different World and Keanu Reeves' boss in Speed.

A lot of people didn't like Papa Pope's pontificating on Scandal but I loved it, in big part because I think Joe Morton's voice is sexy as hell and I love listening to him talk. I can quote his "You are a boy" speech. I hope we get a few paragraphs of a sermon on this show.

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Not my favorite episode but still fine. I knew we wouldn't get a classic happy end for Fliss but it was still sweet. And I somehow wished they would run into Neil deGrasse Tyson who would then have a massive twitter meltdown about something as crazy as a God account. Not going to happen but still amusing.

Also: hi there, Erica Gimpel. Looking forward to meeting you again since I don't believe for a second that you were hired for just one brief scene.

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I’m not ready to give up on the show because it does have a sweetness about it, which we (at least I) need in these disturbing times, but I wish it wouldn’t be so predictable. Last week, I knew they were going to the Bethesda Fountain because of the statue and it’s association with Angels in America and because Ben and little Olive had gone there earlier in the episode. This week, before the reveals, I knew about (1) the Fibonacci sequence (thanks, Touch); (2) that Beaker was Jim Smith; (3) that Jim Smith was gay. Stop foreshadowing plot points, please, show.

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23 hours ago, Babalu said:

I’m not ready to give up on the show because it does have a sweetness about it, which we (at least I) need in these disturbing times, but I wish it wouldn’t be so predictable. Last week, I knew they were going to the Bethesda Fountain because of the statue and it’s association with Angels in America and because Ben and little Olive had gone there earlier in the episode. This week, before the reveals, I knew about (1) the Fibonacci sequence (thanks, Touch); (2) that Beaker was Jim Smith; (3) that Jim Smith was gay. Stop foreshadowing plot points, please, show.

Did you mean to conflate God Friended Me and Manifest?

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6 hours ago, zoey1996 said:

Did you mean to conflate God Friended Me and Manifest?

Oh my, thanks. Those are the only two new shows I’m watching this year, and I did confuse them. They are mixed up in my brain because of all the NYC locales and because of the mystery at the heart of both.

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This was a good episode. Miles is finally becoming more accepting of the god account and it seems him and his father are starting to understand each other more. And we see that Cara pushes and challenges Miles and doesn't let him give up. I'm glad Cara's was boyfriend was seen very little, I don't mind that until Miles and Cara get together.

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Miles is sent a friend suggestion for a cab driver who is opposed to his daughter marrying outside their faith. Also, Miles enrolls in a marketing class to help him promote his podcast.

Airs Sunday, November 4.

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This show is on at a convenient time and seems to nicely wrap things up each episode rather than dangle the angst in soap opera fashion.

 

Cara's not-quite-ex-boyfriend has great hair.
His new rooftop garden venture seemed chosen for the purpose of showing off the fragile beauty of Violett Beane (Cara) among delicate flowers. 
Sheesh. Even her name is perfect.
Oh. I just realized. Beane was probably selected for the role in part because of her angelic look.

 

Note to any young ladies watching: If a guy you don't know follows you home late at night, do not invite him into your apartment in hopes that he too will be on a gød mission.

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I know I'm super late.. But the way the ex was introduced annoyed me... Not the plot point of an ex coming back to get in the way of the two leads.. That's pretty standard and while cliche I like the show enough to push past it.. But ur just strolling along and you see ur ex that you dumped standing with another man staring into his eyes holding a rose in the middle of a conversation and you not only interrupt  and yammer on but you ask to get her info again and barely acknowledge the other man... I mean Geesh a dude who does that is someone who's probably entitled 

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I wish there were signs that the ex was not just brought in to temporarily delay the ship - but nothing so far which is a pity. It's a minor quibble. Another decent episode. I like that we get glimpses of old 'friends' and I hope they keep that up - obviously not all of them each episode but from time to time would be nice. A simple facebook update will do, easy on the budget.

I'm still not quite sure how Rakesh fits into all of this but I enjoyed his plot this week. We finally got some answers about Jaya's reluctance and I liked Rakesh deciding to do something about his life (and listening to some excellent advice courtesy of Ali).

The conversation between Miles and his father about what it means to follow a calling even if you want to walk away was some powerful stuff.

'Atheist guardian' was a great moniker.

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I didn't realize until just before he searched for it again that the purpose of the God account unfriending Miles was so that he would seek it out himself and voluntarily make the commitment to its mission for him on his own.  Instead of just following along, Miles had to realize that he wanted to accept the mission it was calling him to make.  Miles was not totally unaware of this, which is why he had that conversation with his father about callings.  I did feel it was strange that after all that he didn't come to at least suspect that the account was really God, but I suppose that it wouldn't be the first time as a believer that I have been similarly frustrated with an atheist.  I'm like, "Dude, it's right there in front of your face!"  I think it's still going to be some time before Miles puts all of this together.

I loved the scene between Rakesh, Jaya and their families.  I don't think we've seen the last of her.  Can't he go visit her?  She'll have to come home from time to time too.

22 hours ago, shapeshifter said:

Note to any young ladies watching: If a guy you don't know follows you home late at night, do not invite him into your apartment in hopes that he too will be on a gød mission.

Hah, as a New Yorker, this was the FIRST thing I thought!  I also found myself freezing the frame on some of the aerial scenes and figuring out what I was looking at.  One of them started at Central Park South looking south near 6th Avenue.  I was able to pick out my old orthodontist's building.  I'm long overdue for a trip to Manhattan.  When I go to NY I visit my Dad but he doesn't live in Manhattan.

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14 hours ago, UNOSEZ said:

I know I'm super late.. But the way the ex was introduced annoyed me... Not the plot point of an ex coming back to get in the way of the two leads.. That's pretty standard and while cliche I like the show enough to push past it.. But ur just strolling along and you see ur ex that you dumped standing with another man staring into his eyes holding a rose in the middle of a conversation and you not only interrupt  and yammer on but you ask to get her info again and barely acknowledge the other man... I mean Geesh a dude who does that is someone who's probably entitled 

I think something will turn out to be not right about him. He will seem like the perfect changed man but there will be something underneath. And yeah he did kinda disrespect my dude Miles.

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27 minutes ago, mommalib said:

I think something will turn out to be not right about him. He will seem like the perfect changed man but there will be something underneath.

If we assume they are going for Biblical symbolism, the ex is in a kind of Garden of Eden.
So:

  • Would he be Adam (about to do something to get himself exiled from the garden—maybe something for Cara)?
  • Or would the ex turn out to be the Snake in the garden?

Or maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree.

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2 hours ago, shapeshifter said:

If we assume they are going for Biblical symbolism, the ex is in a kind of Garden of Eden.
So:

  • Would he be Adam (about to do something to get himself exiled from the garden—maybe something for Cara)?
  • Or would the ex turn out to be the Snake in the garden?

Or maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree.

I think more of the snake variety. He will do something or get involved in something that Cara will find out about through the God account.

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@shapeshifter @mommalib damn I didn't even think in biblical terms... I just thought dude was kinda pushy.. To be honest I softened a lil bit on him this episode tho all his changes were so caramel driven I guess that in itself is a warning sign

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On 10/22/2018 at 1:09 AM, Lonesome Rhodes said:

Were there no repercussions for the corruption of the work computers?  Surely, IT discovered Rakesh's new software?  Does he have Admin privileges?  Not if he isn't IT himself.  He is not management.   If he is IT, how on earth would they forgive him running off when their system crashed?

I still don't have a super clear idea of what exactly Miles and Rajesh do...customer service?

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I thought this episode was not very good. 

Maybe the premise of the show is losing my interest. 

However, if I hadn’t watched it, I would have missed this quote from @shapeshifter so overall, it was worth it.

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Note to any young ladies watching: If a guy you don't know follows you home late at night, do not invite him into your apartment in hopes that he too will be on a gød mission.

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49 minutes ago, deaja said:

I thought this episode was not very good. 

Maybe the premise of the show is losing my interest. 

That's interesting as I thought this episode ran very deep.  The God account disappeared when Miles seemed to lose his commitment to his mission with it and reappeared when it knew Miles was ready to return and voluntarily recommit.  The message here is that God wants us to seek him out, not just dutifully follow what we think his mission for us is.  The discussion between Miles and his father tied into that.  God chooses us but we in turn have to choose God.

And maybe it was me, but I also saw a parallel between that greater plot and Rakesh and Jaya.  Her leaving forced them to examine their feelings for each other and choose each other rather than just go along not defining that or even thinking about that stuff.  When faced with losing someone you might have to face how you would feel if they were truly gone from your life.  Same held true for Miles and the God account.

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3 hours ago, Yeah No said:

That's interesting as I thought this episode ran very deep.  The God account disappeared when Miles seemed to lose his commitment to his mission with it and reappeared when it knew Miles was ready to return and voluntarily recommit.  The message here is that God wants us to seek him out, not just dutifully follow what we think his mission for us is.  The discussion between Miles and his father tied into that.  God chooses us but we in turn have to choose God.

And maybe it was me, but I also saw a parallel between that greater plot and Rakesh and Jaya.  Her leaving forced them to examine their feelings for each other and choose each other rather than just go along not defining that or even thinking about that stuff.  When faced with losing someone you might have to face how you would feel if they were truly gone from your life.  Same held true for Miles and the God account.

It was a wonderful episode. Forget about the premise, Miles and Company are helping people through real life issues and doing it in a caring and genuine way. A show like this is needed right now.

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On 10/21/2018 at 10:09 PM, Lonesome Rhodes said:

Other than "finding me," what is it that Fliss found?  It was a great adventure, but what was the spiritual/God point?  

I think it's time for some consequence to the unbelief in the leads.  

She found her old friend (who became her new friend) and a whole bunch of cool places that her friend liked in her new home.

Please, no bad consequences for unbelievers.  That would turn me off completely.

8 hours ago, SnarkySheep said:

I still don't have a super clear idea of what exactly Miles and Rajesh do...customer service?

As little as possible?

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Joe Morton is 100% going to get with the attractive age-appropriate shop owner. That's why she's attractive and age-appropriate.

True, if you just people over 50 as a single age group. I don't. Morton is  almost old enough to be Gimpel's father. She might be a good catch for him, but not vice-versa.

Cute show. Much like "Early Edition", I don't need to know any answers, I'm just enjoying watching the coincidences and how they connect people together. I like the atheist vs god angle and am willing to suspend belief for the sake of pleasant puff stories. Eventually, the sap will get to me and I'll just tune out. Or if Miles becomes a believer, I'm out.

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I thought it was a pedestrian ep.  The best aspect of it was we did, indeed, have a consequence for Miles' doubt:  God removed himself.

Good on Jaya for deciding to go to Minnysota.  I thought the parents' supper was poorly conceived and executed.  We did not need a direct kinda/sorta confrontation.  The tension was already obvious and legitimate.  Nobody would be good enough for Jaya and Rakesh is nowhere near ready for a genuine relationship nor is he prepared to led a household in the super-patriarchal culture he's from.    

I really liked Pastor's story of improvising prayers on the battlefield.  It wasn't "there are no atheists in a foxhole" and it was a Pauline type of approach.  Just step up.  Be strong.  Not piety in those moments.  Perilous settings.  I hope to learn more.

I always bet against any alcoholic becoming dry for even a year.  The odds are almost 100-1 against any given attempt succeeding to that extent.  The one portrayed tonight was unusually savvy about her plight.  She was an alcoholic before the accident, so the fact of the argument just before the tragedy changed nothing.  It was about something(s) else.  One meeting at a time, young lady.  God bless.

The Mork speech at the end (podcast thoughts) were especially weak, imo.  Re-friending God was nice to see.  Why didn't he stop talking and pay appropriate attention?   That's a beauty of podding.  You get to stop/start/delete/perfect before you publish/air.  

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I'm not expecting any solid answers about the God account, because that's not really what the show is about.

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8 hours ago, Lonesome Rhodes said:

I thought it was a pedestrian ep.  The best aspect of it was we did, indeed, have a consequence for Miles' doubt:  God removed himself.

You know, I don't really think God removed himself completely.  He took a step back to allow Miles to discover him on his own, which he did for Miles' benefit, not as a consequence, which I think is symbolic of what God does for creation in general.  I realize I'm getting into the theological here, but it's hard for me not to as this show puts me squarely in that zone.

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Well, it's difficult to talk about this show without getting into theology. But I agree - I did not think God removed himself. He took a step back to give Miles time and space to figure out what he really wants. Obviously this leads directly into the next theological minefield: free will. But there you go, he!

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I am happy to grant the point that God never removes himself.  Ever.  We do an excellent job of distancing ourselves.  :)

Yet, he absolutely removed/suspended an outrageously awesome grace from Miles and his crew.  I would be crushed if I had direct contact like the FB page and friend requests only to have them disappear. 

The significance of the final scene goes away if God had not acted as he did.  To me, that indicates the intention of TPTB.  

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I’m willing to discuss fictional people as if they are real people because we usually know real people who behave like the fictional people.. so we can assume and extrapolate.  I can’t bring myself to discuss a fictional God as if he is a real God. God is portrayed on this show as the writers imagine he would be.  But that’s not a quantifiable, provable theory.  I feel We have no way to really know what God would mean by unfriending someone.   In fact, it’s foreign to my reality because we are taught that God ‘friends’ everyone no matter how late they show up to the party.

But more than happy to discuss the rest of it. Interesting to see that some stereotypes were being brought out for discussion ... the extreme helicopter  parents,  the  extreme demands that the offspring must all be doctors or professors or extremely successful.  

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46 minutes ago, mythoughtis said:

I’m willing to discuss fictional people as if they are real people because we usually know real people who behave like the fictional people.. so we can assume and extrapolate.  I can’t bring myself to discuss a fictional God as if he is a real God. God is portrayed on this show as the writers imagine he would be.. . . .

But more than happy to discuss the rest of it..  

So far I've been doing this^ too (not discussing the show's Gød character) but, now that you've pointed out, @mythoughtis, that "God is portrayed on this show as the writers imagine he would be," I might be able to discuss the character of God in the show by qualifying the character as a portrayal of the writers—although so far I haven't felt the need to discuss the character.

I'm not sure that I'm comfortable with a fictional personification of Gød in the manner of this show—it seems that eventually the personalities of the writers will define the God character, just as a portrait artist's visage tends to appear in the face of the subject. That would be okay with me if the writers intended to convey the God character as being a part of all of us—but I doubt that's their conscious intent. 

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My intention is to never offend.  I try to keep any sharing of theology to the very basics. 

TPTB decided to make the character "God" in the fashion of the Episcopalian Church - the church of Miles' Dad.  This is very much unlike Lucifer, by way of example, where "God" was decidedly not of any standard faith.  

Cheers to all.

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