Simpsons Executive Producer Al Jean: “Religion Will Be A Part of Character’s Death”.

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As I watch TV and movies, I'm often frustrated at how they treat the subject of religion. Pop Culture either ignores it (wouldn't want to offend anyone) or degrades it as much as possible (just about every episode of Family Guy). Very few shows or movies take religion at face value and address it in all of it's glory and absurdity.This is why the Simpsons are still one of my all time favorite TV shows. As much as church groups protested the show back in the early 90's, the fact remains that t … [Read more...]

Gospel Failure in Christian Media (This time in Daredevil)

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Once again, I'm floored how the major religious media is missing out on the DC Comics Trinity War. Just to make sure, I did a Google search for ANY  religious media covering a comic book event centered around a major theological event, the question of sin.You know  who I found?  Just usAs thrilled as I am to talk theological issues in comic books,  I don't want to be the only one. I'm trying hard to get Christians to see the discussions going on in a community (Geeks) not known for their … [Read more...]

Adventures of the Super Agnostic pt. 2: The Kobayashi Maru And My Beliefs

Adventures of the Super Agnostic pt. 2: The Kobayashi Maru And My Beliefs (By Chris Bowsman. Continued from pt.1.) “I don’t believe in the no-win scenario.” - Captain Kirk, on The Kobayashi Maru In matters of Science, I’m in favor of Science. But, religious aims are not those of Science. To me, Religion aims to explain the truth in ways that are anthropocentric and artistic in nature whereas Science must not and cannot be anthropocentric; though I think scientists can be artists. Carl Sagan w … [Read more...]

DC Comics Trinity War Part 3: Battle of the Theologians

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 (Possible Spoilers Ahead)Yesterday, part three of the DC Comics Trinity War came out with the release of  Justice League Dark #22 . Yes, comic fans, the DC Universe event keeps exploring the deep philosophical issues we pointed out in Part One: Justice League # 22 and Part Two Justice League of America #6  If you need to catch up the story lines, feel free to click on the links. We're going to dive right into the story.The notion of sin, where it comes from and how we get rid of … [Read more...]

Adventures of the Super Agnostic, Part One

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(Chris Bowsman, our resident gaming and comic guru, wrote a two part series on why he is an agnostic. Here is part one. -ed)   “Are we not all our limitations?”      - Professor X: Astonishing X-Men: Dangerous  My first rule in talking about faith (or the lack of it.) is “Respect the freedom of choice.” To be Agnostic to me means to realize that our knowledge is limited, and to respect that and work together, like Professor X does with the X-men, who all come from different background … [Read more...]

DC Comics Trinity War: Can we get rid of sin on our own?

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 This past Wednesday, DC comics released Justice League #22, part one of the DC Universe event known as The Trinity War.(possible spoilers ahead)For those who don't follow comics, DC is marketing this event as a "universe" changer for all it's individual comics. The story line is centered around the Trinity of Sin: Pandora, The Phantom Stranger, and the Question. Pandora is the woman in the DC universe who opened up her infamous box to release the "seven deadly sins" into the … [Read more...]

Ron Livingston: “Exorcism is surrender to God.”

Here is the first of The Conjuring videos.....It's my favorite as Ron Livingston gives some fantastic answers.... … [Read more...]


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