God Almighty Action Figure

Benjamin Corey shared the above image. It is obviously a spoof (just look at the price). But it works to poke fun at notions of power and divinity that people hold. Star Trek V asked “What does God need with a starship?” Now you can add the question “What does God need with a Kalashnikov [Read More...]

The Force

Today we talked about Star Wars (among other things) in my religion and science fiction class. One student presenter raised the question of how often “The Force” is mentioned throughout the six movies. Here is the answer. Count carefully! Also relevant, in case you haven’t seen it before, is the action figure of The Force: [Read more...]

Bendable, Poseable Jesus

Someone posted this photo of an action figure on Facebook, and I thought that the symbolism was poignant. Lots of people have a “Jesus” who is “bendable” and “poseable” and so he is flexible enough to fit in with – and even serve as a symbol of – their values and worldview.   [Read more...]


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