Thursday, March 29, 2007

Big Brother, George Orwell and Blaming God

Whenever government spies on its citizens, desires too much information about them or tends to be too controlling of them, we use the term "Big Brother" to describe that government. This is in reference, of course, to the "government" character in George Orwell's book 1984. There's even a reality TV show where cameras are everywhere.

People fairly often blame God for things, and this seems to intensify when the ideas of sovereignty, election and predestination are in view. It's funny, because George Orwell had sovereign control over his characters and nobody ever blamed him for Big Brother's actions.

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