A couple of thoughts from early season 4?
Sam: Well then tell me what else it could have been
Dean: Look all I know is I got out, and I was groped by an angel
Sam: Look Dean why do you think this Castiel would lie to you about it
Dean: Maybe cause he’s some kind of demon, demons lye
Sam: A demon who’s immune to salt rounds, and Devils trap’s and Ruby’s knife, Dean Lilith is sacred of that thing
Dean: Don’t you think that if angels were real that some hunter somewhere would have seen one at some point, EVER!
Sam: Yeah, you just did Dean
Dean: I’m trying to come up with a theory here, work with me
Sam: Dean we have a theory
Dean: Yeah, one with a little less fairy dust on it okay
Sam: Okay, I’m not saying for sure but just saying that I think we
Dean: Okay, Okay, that’s the point, if we don’t know for sure, so I’m not going to believe that this thing is some angel of the lord. Because it says so.
Bobby: You two chuckle heads wanna keep arguing religion. You wanna come and take a look at this. I’ve got stacks of lore, biblical pre-biblical and some of its in damn cuneiform. It says an angel can save a soul from the pit
Dean: What else
Bobby: What else
Dean: What else can do it?
Bobby: Air lifts your but out of the hot box, far as I can tell, nothing!
Sam: Dean this is good news
Sam: For once this isn’t just another round of demon crap, I mean may be you were saved by one of the good guys you no……
Dean: Okay, say it’s true, say there are angels and what there’s a god.
Bobby: At this point beggar’s money is on you
Dean: yeah, I don’t know guys
Sam: I know you’re not all choir boy about this stuff, Dean but this is becoming less and less about faith and more and more about proof
Dean: proof that there’s a god out there that actually gives a crap about me personally. I’m sorry but I’m not buying it.
Sam: Look, Why not?
Dean: Because why me Hey if there was a god out there why would he give a CRAP about me?
Dean: Because I’ve saved some people okay, I figured that made up for the stealing, the dishing and chicks, why do I deserve to get saved; I’m just a regular guy
Sam: Apparently, you’re the regular guy that’s important to the man upstairs;
Dean: Well that creep’s me out. I don’t like getting singled out at birthday parties but much less by god
Sam: Okay too bad Dean, because I think he wants you to strap on your party hat
Dean: Cough’s okay fine what do we know about angels
Bobby passes over a pile of books: Start reading
Dean: You’re going to get me some PIE! And Dean snatches a book of the pile and walks off in a huff.
We come on to Are you there, God? It’s Me, Dean Winchester which I really loved, as it show cased Dean in his reluctance to believe in angels, and of course God. He felt awkward about being prize picked and hated the thought of being singled out. Even worse by the man himself. Why was Dean so unsure of believing in religious beings, when he’d already met Castiel, so if that unsavoury thought had come true and he’s seen it with his own eyes, why did he have even more of a hell of a time believing in the big man himself? Why was he putting up barriers when there was no real need too. What was Dean really afraid of when Cas has turned out to be one of his best friends ever. Why was Dean so scared of being chosen by god to do his bidding. Sam on the other hand saw it as praise and for once that luck was actually on their side and that something so supernatural was wanting to met them.
So I’ve always asked myself was Dean a religious man. We know he’s the righteous man but how religious is he really? I would have said he was curious in the faith, but don’t know if he believed that God actually existed, unlike Sam who so wanted to believe. Why, hoping that may be if might have been cured, and that there was good out there and it wasn’t all pure evil. Even though perhaps angels have turned out to be right dicks! Well most of them … I also adored how Sammy swayed his brother into believing that God found Dean to be a real important person and worthy of being SAVED! So all along the line, the boys have been important in Gods eyes, but to what extent, when we uncover the finale, I was surprised to learn that God wanted the person who performed the trials was to sacrifice their own life. So if the boys were so important was this Gods goal all along, in wanting one of the brothers dead? But why …..
The writers encouraged us to believe in Sam’s version that there was a God, and having one brother not so sure of this that he was worthy of being saved. What lead God to bring Dean back from the pit that he knew or did he know later on in the future that his rescue would be to end one of the brother’s lives? How could God consider after putting someone through what Sam went through just for the big man to end it all for him. So how does Sam now feel about God? Would this have swayed his view of the big man upstairs? Was Dean right, in having doubts in the first place.
So Bella would love to know what you all think about the boy’s faith and how they view god now as from what they did four years ago. Has their view really changed that much that they once were skeptical about angels to now living every day among them with no real fears. Was Dean’s caginess and reluctance over the top, or correct in every possible way. How would Dean’s life have ended if God had not reached out and raised Dean from the dead? Type away little ones, and transport yourselves back to season 4 and those early thoughts of our little fluffy friends, could we have managed to live without them. Are they really dicks and a pain up the rear.