Tuesday, May 29, 2012


A surprisingly good (but not great) movie came out a few years ago: "Shallow Hal," starring Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow. Hal (Jack Black) is put under a spell so that he sees what people look like based on their actual moral character, not on their physical appearance. He falls in love with the Gwyneth Paltrow character (who is of course very beautiful) not realizing that he is seeing her inner moral beauty, Physically, she is quite obese. Eventually the spell wears off and Hal must decide what is more important to him: inner beauty or outer superficial appearance. Hal also sees very ugly people in the story. This is their inner character. Physically they are very attractive. But Hal sees what they really are.

So I was thinking about "Shallow Hal" today, when the thought occurred to me: What if Damnation was being stuck for eternity looking exactly like our real inner moral character that we had here on earth? I shuddered when I thought how hideous I would look.

How would you look?


Anonymous said...

I think you would look like a nutbag because that's what you are

Bilbo said...

I'm not sure what a nutbag would look like, but I'm guessing that it would cuter than what I think I would look like.