Today’s blog post is an excerpt from my soon to be published motivational, self-help book. The working title is
A CLARION CALL FOR AFRICANS: THINGS WE CAN LEARN FROM OTHERS TO GROW OUR COMMUNITIES. In this chapter, I write about the one important thing that I think you can learn about faith from Doctor Who!
Details of the Doctor Who Episode
Season 6, Episode 11 – The God Complex
Air date: 17 September 2011
About The God Complex
The TARDIS lands in a hotel where every visitor’s room contains their deepest, darkest fears. What lies in wait in the Doctor’s room?
“The God Complex” is the second Doctor Who story in a row in which Amy Pond’s survival relies on testing her faith in the Doctor to beyond endurance.
Click here for more information about The God Complex.
The script from a section of The God Complex
The Doctor: Oh no. Oh no no no.
Amy: Doctor, what is wrong?
The Doctor: It’s not fear. It’s faith. Not just religious faith, faith in something. Howie believed in conspiracies, that external forces controlled the world. Joe had dice cufflinks and a chain with a horseshoe—he was a gambler. Gamblers believe in luck. An intangible force that helps them win or lose. Gibbis has rejected any personal autonomy and he’s waiting for the next batch of invaders to oppress him and tell him what to do. They all believe there’s something guiding them, about to save them. That’s what it replaces. Every time someone was confronted with their most primal fear they fell back on their most fundamental faith. And all this time I’ve been telling you to dig deep, find the thing that keeps you brave. I made you expose your faith. Showed them what they needed.
Rory: But why us? Why are we here?
The Doctor: It doesn’t want you. That’s why it kept showing you a way out. You’re not religious or superstitious so there’s no faith for you to fall back on. It wants her.
Amy: Me? Why?
The Doctor: Your faith in me. That’s what brought us here.
Rory: But why do they lose their faith before they die and start worshipping… it?
The Doctor: It needs to convert their faith into a form it can consume. Faith is an energy—a specific emotional energy the creature needs to live. Which is why at the end of her note, Lucy said—
Amy: Praise him.
The Doctor: Exactly.
What can you learn about faith from this episode of Doctor Who?
I learned that everyone, has FAITH. We always have faith in something.
Every time someone was confronted with their most primal fear they fell back on their most fundamental faith.
Faith is an energy—a specific emotional energy
Faith does not have to exclusively be the religious kind of faith. Apart from being spiritual myself, I have faith in the duality of life.
I watched The God Complex on the day it was first aired in the UK and to be honest, that episode has stayed with me for such a long time. I never imagined that ten years later, I would be writing about it in a book I would author.
Why is this lesson about FAITH important?
When you understand that we all have faith, when you understand that faith is an energy, then you are one step closer to manifesting what you want for your life!
In the next section, I am going to talk about African spirituality – specifically from the Yoruba belief system. I will link them to the Law of Attraction, Christianity and Islam.
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In the meantime, you can watch The God Complex below. If you are easily scared, please do not watch it and I definitely do not recommend that anyone under the age of 16 watches it. That said, I would love to know what you think you can learn about faith from Doctor Who