Last night I watched House about a medical genius, apparently, who works with a group who diagnose various diseases that have baffled others. I can't say I'm a huge fan, I just watch it now and again.
As last night's episode was the season's finale, I was curious to see what was going to happen. One of their colleagues, Amber, is involved in a bus crash and is lying in a coma hooked up to a ventilator. House and his team, including Amber's husband, Wilson, are frantically trying to work out what's wrong with her. It turns out Amber had been with House during the journey but House can't remember what happened before the crash. House and his team believe that in order to diagnose Amber's heart condition and find a treatment, it's important to understand what Amber was doing that evening.
While House is asleep he recalls bits and pieces from the night before in the form of various symbols that appear in his dream. He works out they were at a bar together so he and Wilson pay the bar a visit. House remembers Amber had a cold which might explain problems with her internal organs. To help House recall the evening in detail, he ends up having an electric shock treatment. He then remembers Amber taking some pills which they believe is the real cause of her heart condition and they decide there's nothing they can do to help her. Wilson has to switch off the machine.
House and his team represent the scientific world view that there has to be a material cause and a rational explanation for everything. What about another option? Dare I mention God/Spirit? Ooh, you can't mention Spirit? That's hardly scientific, is it? Next thing you know you'll be expecting a miracle. God forbid!
Oh well, each to their own. Those who look to the scientific model have to come to terms with the truth that science has its limits.
I believe in Spirit and with Spirit there are no limits.
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