You know how there’s moments when you really know you should be praying and reflecting and reading the Koran but you’re watching Contagion, True Blood, Nurse Jackie, and Weird Weddings on your parent’s telly while eating a chocolate donut instead?
Yeah that was last night.
I don’t know why I watch True Blood because it is so soap-opera-ish more than anything I’ve ever watched (except maybe Lost). I know I’m definitely not learning anything from it except how to be entertained by a calamity of sins and as much general mayhem as possible the writers can fit into a 53 minute episode. I know my dad watches it and it’s a way to relate to him. He also smokes cigars and I never will so I guess it’s a bit of a moot point.
Do you ever wonder if the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) killed mosquitos? Think about it. There is a mosquito sucking on his arm and drawing blood, do you think he swatted at it or let it stay infesting its malaria until it was finished?
Contagion freaked me out because of how real it could be. The Spanish Flu, Bubonic Plague, etc. was a very real thing that killed off many, many people though it was confined to certain areas. In our day and age thanks to technology and travel, a contagious air-born disease has the ability to wipe out most of the world.
These are important things to think about.