Once upon the time there was a banana. It was huge. Then a gorilla named Molly came and ate the entire huge banana, but the banana was so big that it made Molly sick to her stomach and she vomited. The result was the universe as we know it. The end. I know, I’m running out of ways to open these posts. However, this was an early attempt of mine to illustrate the reason that the Cosmological Argument (also known as the First Cause argument or the Uncaused Cause argument) cannot, on its own, prove the existence of the Christian God. William Lane Craig’s approach to the Kalam version of the Cosmological argument effectively deals with many of the potential issues, but doesn’t quite get one all the way to the Christian God on its own. Anyway, It’s time for another scene challenge and I’m guessing that most of you know the rules. However, if you don’t know the rules: I provide you with specific rules for how to write a particular scene. Try to keep your scene under five hundred words, and try to keep it in the same tone as the introduction. If I give a line that is very dark and depressing, then I don’t want to see a scene about a drunken monkey in a tutu…it just doesn’t fit. If I do give you a line about a drunken monkey in a tutu, then you should probably try for a funny scene.
Your challenge: Go out people watching with a friend. As you watch, try to write a scene of a little over 300 words describing what you see. When you’ve both finished your scenes, trade and read what the other person wrote. How did your perspective and personality affect the scene that you wrote? What did each of you focus on? What details are present in both stories, and what details are unique to each? Consider your particular viewpoints, attitudes, beliefs, and emotional connections. How did each of this affect your scene?