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Film, Film Commentary, Myth, Religion

Prometheus Movie Essay: Gnosticism & Apotheosis

June 19, 2012

This piece intends to comment on Ridley Scott’s Prometheus movie and its allusions to deities, creation and religion. Being that I come from a Christian background, however, much of this article (unavoidably) relies on Prometheus’ apparent Biblical allusions — as it appears to have been Ridley Scott’s intention to draw from such themes. Still, because I axiologically write from a Creationist perspective, it is in no ulterior way meant to challenge secularist interpretations of the film.

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Culture, Religion

Fundamentalist Christians and Atheists: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

May 1, 2012
Atheism symbol

One thing that has sometimes bothered me about atheists is just how fundamentalist they can be. That’s not to excuse all the saints on the other side of the fence who are just as rigid. But to me, they often seem like two sides of the same coin.

There is a piece on NPR about a minister who recently lost her faith and subsequently converts to atheism. There was a bit of time where she would go about her duties as a minister, while inwardly, she had lost her Christian belief.

Here’s how she describes her conversion:

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Literature, Myth, Religion

On Escapism, Fantasy & Myth

January 25, 2012

As with any muse or love affair, the escapist is in danger of abusing escapism.  One thing is certain:  Escapism is a wild hirsute faerie, and it is up to the practitioner to tame it – because, unchecked, it will run amok and devour the innocent fauna that graze the mental fields of your daily life.

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Religion, TV

Kentucky Fried Christianity

January 12, 2012

Last month, when I stumbled across a race-bating news item — concerning a backwoods Baptist church in eastern Kentucky that had banned mixed-race couples from joining its congregation — I knew I had something to write about.  I just thought I’d be more effusive when I actually got to writing it. I mean, I like thinking about race and religion, but I was underwhelmed by the story for a few reasons. Expect some generalizations and no apologies.

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