On the occasion of the new Socks in our shop, we recommend that you read Read Isaac Asimov’s book ‘Bicentennial Man’, or watch a movie (starring Robin Williams). What will teach you from 'Bicentennial Man' is that you can technically be alive and still not be living. Life is more than just making all the right decisions or playing it safe. Life is about risk and chance. It's about making mistakes and following your heart. Life is about being caught up in the messes and romances that carry us away.
Those of us who are religious sometimes forget our humanness. In our attempts to not sin - to be holy and righteous - we discard the wonder of humanity, of being created in the image of something beautiful and miraculous, something that is quite personal and doesn't always compute. Perhaps, we've been too rigid with our humanity. Perhaps, we all have something to learn from Andrew about intelligence, free will, and love. Perhaps, we can all learn to say, along with him: "I would rather die a man than to live for all eternity as a machine.