God’s Hollywood


Final Exam on course readings:


  1. Who says: “Human words always contract and diminish my God awareness.”
  2. Who quotes the old saying: “If horses had gods they would look like horses.”
  3. From what movie does the following line come from: “You get what you settle for.”
  4. In what movie does Rose say: “Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above.”
  5. Who lived on a pillar for sixty-eight years.
  6. Who said: “Blessed is he who expecteth nothing, for he shall enjoy everything.”
  7. Who said to the Pope: “Be careful about what you treasure for that will be where you heart resides.”
  8. What poet uses the words: “I release you, fear…I take myself back, fear.”
  9. What poet says: “When love beckons to you follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep.”
  10. In what movie does the “villain” say when someone says “the world is thus”: “No, thus have we made the world.  Thus have I made it.”
  11. Who says: “True morality consists, not in following the beaten track, but in finding out the true path for ourselves and in fearlessly following it.”
  12. Who says: It is when we love as He loves that we are pure, when we will what He wills, we are free.”
  13. Who says: “A happiness that is sought for ourselves alone can never be found: for a happiness that is diminished by being shared is not big enough to make us happy.”
  14. Who says: “…prophets who have preached genuine, radical experience in place of institutionalized, inflexible dogma become, after death, the central figure in an ‘ism’ they would never have supported.”
  15. Who says: “…the process of achieving spiritual growth and achieving mental growth…are one and the same…(and) this process is a complex, arduous and lifelong task.”
  16. List Peck’s four techniques to deal with life.
  17. Who says: “There’s a difference between ‘what God wants’ and what fallible humans BELIEVE God wants to suit their own purposes.  As for me, I’ll tell you what I think God wants: for human beings to show a little more humility about the mysteries of life, and a lot more tolerance for other human beings’ way of thinking.”
  18. This is an extra credit question: In the handout “What is greatness?” who is the person Dr. Frost is talking about?
  19. Who said: “Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness.”
  20. Who said: “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
  21. From what movie is the following line sung: “Do few things, but do them well.”
  22. From what movie comes the following line when someone is challenged to do penance: “Do you dare to try it?”
  23. Who said: “Compulsive consumption compensates for anxiety.  The need for this type of consumption stems from the sense of inner emptiness, hopelessness, confusion and tension.”
  24. Who said: “Verily the lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul, and then walks grinning in the funeral.”
  25. Who said: “To live is the rarest thing in the world.  Most people exist, that is all.”
  26. What is the source of the saying: “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.”
  27. Who says: “The more we allow ourselves to laugh and to find the humor in everyday events, the greater our spiritual awakening will be.”
  28. Who said: “When in despair I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won.”
  29. Who said: “We must be the change we wish to see.”
  30. In what movie does Daniel consistently let fear rule his life until the final scene.
  31. From what movie do we learn the motto of Air Erotica which is: “We take you everywhere and get you nowhere.”
  32. What movie has the metamessage: “You better change your ways today!”
  33. What poet said: “Humankind is being led along an evolving course…there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream…”
  34. What poet said:  “I’m going to burn down Heaven and extinguish the fires of Hell, so that we may worship God out of love alone.”
  35. In one or two sentences, explain the meaning of the above line.
  36. Who said: “Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
  37. Who said: “Knowing others is to be clever.  Knowing yourself is to be enlightened.  Overcoming others requires force.  Overcoming yourself requires strength.”
  38. Who said: “Christ likes us to prefer truth to him because, before being Christ, he is truth.”