They allowed us to lead the world into the Dark Ages, start World War I, bring the Earth to the brink of destruction with the Cuban Missile Crisis -- all in the name of free will. Realizing that our free will would destroy the Earth, it was replaced with the illusion of free will.

We do have control of the smaller things in life like what tooth paste to use or color of socks to wear. But the weightier matters all are governed by broad parameters set by the Chairman and caseworkers of The Adjustment Bureau indiscriminately roam amongst us ensuring we remain on-plan.

The Adjustment Bureau is about a future leader who has gone off-plan and the Chairmanís efforts to get him back on course. Matt Damon plays Brooklyn New York Congressman David Norris who is leading the race for the U.S. Senate seat for the State of New York when he meets Elise, a dancer on the verge of greatness played by Emily Blunt. As the grand plan does not call for Elise and David to be together, the Bureau springs into action making minor adjustments in their schedules and commitments to ensure their separation. But their love appears to be greater than the Bureauís power to keep them apart.

At its core, The Adjustment Bureau is a romance for intelligent monitoring of world events. It was written for the intelligentsia who cannot believe an intelligent creator exists, but have the imagination to fantasize that a greater force does control the course of mankind. Now the film makes no mention of God. But it attributes to some greater all-knowing force, God-like powers. And it is really entertaining! It makes one forget that Hollywood has for decades avoided any appearance of recognizing God, yet employs God-like special effects to garner the attention of viewers.

It was released in 2011 and written by George Nolfi. If you havenít already seen it, it is worth the price of the rental. Its also available at Amazon.

If you havenít already seen it, it is worth the price of the rental.  And of course its also available at Amazon.

Romans 1:21-22 (KJV)

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. {22} Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,