Thursday, March 29, 2012

Character Development in Scripts

What every good protagonist knows:

"...the source of energy and power is radically different in the Biblical faith from that in the humanistic creed. For the orthodox Christian, who grounds his philosophy of history on the doctrine of creation, the mainspring of history is God. Time rests on the foundation of eternity, on the eternal decree of God. Time and history therefore have meaning because they were created in terms of God's perfect and totally comprehensive plan. Every blade of grass, every sparrow's fall, the very hairs of our head, are all comprehended and governed by God's eternal decree, and all have meaning in terms of it. The humanist faces a meaningless world in which he must strive to create and establish meaning. The Christian accepts a world which is totally meaningful and in which every event moves in terms of God's predestined purpose, and when man accepts God as his Lord and Christ as his Savior, every event works together for good to him, because he is now in harmony with that meaning and destiny (Rom. 8:28). Man there fore does not create meaning; instead, having rebelled against God's meaning, having striven to be as God and himself the source of meaning and definition (Gen. 3:5), man now submits to God's meaning and finds his life therein. For the humanist, the dynamics of history are in titanic man, as he imposes his will and idea on the world. For the orthodox Christian, the dynamics of history are in God the Creator, and man accepts those dynamics and rejoices in the blessings there of when man accepts Christ as Savior and then follows the leadings of the sanctifying Holy Spirit. For him, the Bible is authoritative, inspired, and infallible Word of the triune God."-R. J. Rushdoony, The biblical Philosophy of History.

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