Spiritual Warrior or Spiritual Vacuum?
This YouTube clip of Trading Spouses was brought to my attention a few days ago. By fluke (if you believe in fluke) the full episode was on TV today. This isn't a "new" episode, but it's new to me.
Here's the low down: Self proclaimed "God Warrior" (Marguerite Perrin) is swapped into the home of Astrologer Chris Flisher. I understand that some people are uncomfortable with astrology and other metaphysical things. It just doesn't fit into their view of the universe. Well, apparently no one who does not profess her strict Christian beliefs fits into Mrs. Perrin's universe, or the light half of it anyway.
This saddens me to no end. There is so much to be learned from each other as human beings, but to learn, you must be open to experiences and beliefs different from your norm. To my mind, it doesn't matter what religion you profess, Astrology does not take away from it - ever. It can only enhance knowledge, spiritual growth and self awareness.
If you believe so, God created the heavens and the earth and set the earth to its orbit. God even coincided the birth of his only son with a marvelous star display. Later, the abuse of Astrology gave it the stigma many still hold onto. Using Astrology, for example, to predict when an important figure will be born, and then slaughtering all the little children to prevent it. That sort of thing.
I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on this, from either side of the fence.
Upon returning home, she rants about the "dark sided" people they swapped with. In her rant, she says she was subjected to such terrible things as astrology, tarot (I didn't see that, but she says it), psychics, Buddha and, oh my goodness... ZOOLOGISTS. Yup, that's what she said. I had to go through the video three times to make sure I heard it right.
Lock up yer livestock, y'all! Zoologists are satanic!
Perrin appeared on the show last season when she traded homes with a New Age humanist from Boxborough, MA and didn't waste much time trying to convert her new family to Christianity. After ranting against the forces of the "dark side," Perrin eventually took the $50,000 prize she originally called "tainted" and used it for gastric bypass surgery, which helped her lose 94 pounds.
It must be said that Jeanne Flisher was amazing, tolerant, kind, respectful and all around positive. Here is the video of their meeting: