Room 23 and Jacob’s Theory

I’m not sure if this has been asked before, but…

In Season 3 when Sawyer, Kate and Alex go into Room 23 to rescue Karl, one of the pictures on the screen reads “God loves you as He loved Jacob” and in another episode Ben says while talking to John that God “can’t see this island any better than the rest of the world can” – I was under the impression that this means Jacob once lived somewhere other than the Island, but also: does this mean Jacob did something to make God hate him? Has/had Jacob already disproved his own theory, that men are capable of making the right choices? Did he come to this conclusion only because he is trying to repent for whatever he has done?

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"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this.”

5 thoughts on “Room 23 and Jacob’s Theory

  1. I always thought that Jacob did something wrong because of the way he told Richard….”and what they’ve done in the past, doesnt matter here.” It makes it sound like Jacob not only committed some major sin, but that he also came to the island himself. He said it pretty enthusiastically, like he really liked the idea of it.

  2. Why do you believer ANYTHING MIB says? I don’t. He only tells people what they want to hear, to manipulate them, and get them on his side. I think that the story about his mother is also a fabrication–I don’t believe a word of it.

  3. Myths seem to play an important role in unlocking meaning in Lost.

    Lucifer was an archangel and beloved of God. He was banished for his sins. We may discover that Jacob is a powerful creature sent down by God but cut off or marooned from his creation (mankind) on an isolated island.

    Prometheus gave mankind the gift of fire (knowledge) and was punished for this by being chained to a rock underground with an eagle pecking away at his eyes for all eternity.

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