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Wisdom from the Hogwarts Professor

Human beings know things in four ways — sense, opinion, science (deduction), and wisdom — hence every text of value, especially works of intentional artistry or divine inspiration, has traditionally been read at four levels rather than cricized eclusively at … Continue reading

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and you thought I read a lot into Twilight!

This analysis is completely delicious! If we stop looking for meaning when we acknowledge the superficial Mary Sue story contained in Twilight, we will miss the particular twist that Meyer gives her version: the deeper spiritual transformation and apotheosis aspects, … Continue reading

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2: Breaking the Book

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2” is, unfortunately, the worst of the five films. Unfortunately primarily because its source material is the best of the four books. Overall, it suffers from the same faults as the previous four films, … Continue reading

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Barbara Nicolosi on “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

Barbara Nicolosi, and her blog, Church of the Masses, is one of the reasons why I started the current iteration of this site. Her writings on pointing to God by creating art in pop culture are amazing, and her reviews … Continue reading

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“30 Days of Night” and the Hopelessness of a Life Devoid of God

30 Days of Night is a 2007 horror film. On one level it is the horrific story of an isolated Alaskan town besieged by vampires during a month-long darkness; on another level it is a sad story of a man, … Continue reading

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Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus”

Prometheus is a brilliant, and largely misunderstood, film. It is the story of an android, David, his anger towards his creators, and his curiosity about their creators. David is the protagonist and humanity is the antagonist. We are meant to … Continue reading

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Families of Intent and Becoming Your True Self

As long as I’m on the subject of Twilight again, a short note: I’m surprised that the series hasn’t, so far as I can tell, been more embraced by alternative lifestyle communities. Point One :: In the Cullens, we have … Continue reading

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Philip Pullman Fails At Being Wicked

I am familiar with Philip Pullman only within the context of his His Dark Materials trilogy, and the interviews that he has given surrounding it. Based on his statements about C.S. Lewis, he seems to be a strange, hateful man. … Continue reading

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Evanescence and the Golem

Okay, so this one goes back a few years, but it was on the radio as I was driving home tonight so I got to thinking about it once more. “It” being the song Bring Me To Life by Evanescence. … Continue reading

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Twilight addendum

Lest someone misunderstand, my defense of the Twilight series should not be taken to mean that I think that there are no questionable aspects to them or that, given the wealth of literature available one should choose to read the … Continue reading

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