I rarely quote the Bible...And I do mean rarely--and when I do it is ALWAYS the New Testament because for the most part, I believe that Jesus said some very wise things, but most people do not practice his teachings as they should. They focus more on the vindicative side of God in both Jesus and the Old Testament God. It bugs me, it really does.
How about this for a thought:
And he took a little child, and put him in the middle of them,
And said, "Truly, I say to you, If you do not have a change of heart and become like little children, you will not go into the kingdom of heaven.
Whoever, then, will make himself as low as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
And whoever gives honour to one such little child in my name, gives honour to me:
But whoever is a cause of trouble to one of these little ones who have faith in me, it would be better for him to have a great stone fixed to his neck, and to come to his end in the deep sea. "
"A curse is on the earth because of trouble! for it is necessary for trouble to come; but unhappy is that man through whom the trouble comes."(Matthew 18:2-7)
I thought some more about what i wrote last time....
You all wanted to know what I think of Kingdom Hearts? I think, to some extent we are ALL right.
Kingdom Hearts is deeply tied to children. To dreams, desires, wishes. It is love, as Belegwen says. It is Light and Heart as Xemnas thinks. It is...dreams, fire, light, moon, sun, sound, wind, risk, water, metal, wood... It is everything and nothing. To an extent, Kingdom Hearts flows like the Tao...All things exist in it and it exists in all things(Or at the least...it once did for those who lost themselves).
Yes, life is horrible. The world is corrupt and irreparably broken--or at the least too divided to fix in this lifetime. But that doesn't mean we can't create a dreaming in the now. It's what artists and writers do. We recognize that life is suffering and the world ugly and broken. We say what needs to be said, then we create the things that help us live through them.
Song, your other created alternate dimensions to help her do this...she lived in her dreams and written words, as I do. For the rest of you, I don't know where your passions were once upon a time.
I do however know one thing--we are all acting as children, but we haven't recognized such...Instead we're antagonizing each other, vying for pride and the top position....
Those of us refugees have been able to believe like Children, we wouldn't be here if we couldn't believe in Disney, in Sora. If...we continue this childish belief...and start thinking the way a believing child does. Those of us with light, may be able to find a way to build anew and find a different path than the Dreaming. After all...
But a glimmer of light remained in the hearts of Children...
Children gathered their glimmers of light and recreated the world.
The recreated world, however, was no longer united...It was divided into several smaller worlds.(Kingdom Hearts Volume 1 Page 5)
It was the children who rebuilt the world.... with their light. Their wishes. Their dreams. Their hope. Their hearts. Their love. Why wouldn't Kingdom Hearts be those same sentiments?