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Super Shifts: Superheroes and American Mentality

“The original superman was a bold humanist response to Depression-era fears of runaway scientific advance and soulless industrialism…If the dystopian nightmare visions of the age foresaw a dehumanized, mechanized world, superman offered another possibility: an image of a fiercely human tomorrow that delivered the spectacle of triumphant individualism exercising its sovereignty over the implacable forces … Continue reading

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savagery of thought

Generally my body of writing is a mix between experience and interpreting other people’s work. Lately I’ve had less time for this as I’ve been smack dap in the middle of experiencing. Too close to the source to really be able to interpret it with any meaning. It’s drastically more difficult to interpret what is … Continue reading

Religion

The Call to Breakfast

Today the president gave a speech at the annual National Prayer Breakfast. While watching it, people around me were sarcastically asking, ‘why do we even have a prayer breakfast?’ That’s a fine question, yes it’s probably a fairly political move to solidify our ‘Christian nation’ status but as the Chief of Chaplains of the US … Continue reading

Religion

I Ate on Your Grave

I am a Peace Corps volunteer in Macedonia and in honor of my favorite holiday, Halloween or Ноќ на вештерките (Night of the Witches) this is a choose your own adventure type story. You choose Trick or Treat. Click treat and you will be taken to the rest of the story on my Peace Corps blog. … Continue reading

Religion

Part 11: Death

As we saw in Part 1, both characters (Christ and Batman) represent something bigger than their own humanity. Through crazed, epic battles and self-sacrifice for the confrontation of fear of belief over non-belief, we get drawn into both Batman’s and Jesus’ quest for that confrontation. The death imagery of both Christ and Batman works it’s … Continue reading