Category: About Zombies


Zombie Intelligence?


Zombies resemble deceased human beings. That's what they are really. Except that reanimation thing and the drive to eat the living. What do we make of this? It's a spark, isn't it? Of something beyond? Just enough to get them going and send them in a direction? The transcendent is...

Zombie Jesus Day


“Zombie Jesus Day”?  That's what they call Easter.  They are being provocative or trying impress their like-minded friends.  Perhaps it is because of this attitude that Christian writer Eric Metaxas has taken the position that zombies are a parody of the resurrection of the dead.  I disagree with Metaxas; I think...

Do I believe in Zombies?


The way I talk about zombies sometimes prompts the question, “Do you think zombies are real?” The answer isn’t a simple “Yes” or “No.” Do I believe that there are, or could ever be, corpses walking around in various stages of decay trying to eat the living? No. But I...

Zombies and Worldview


There some foundational questions that every human beings asks. They don’t always literally ask them, but they will live their lives out of the answers to these basic questions. In his book, The Universe Next Door, James W. Sire, lays out what he calls the basic worldview questions: What is...

Zombie Prophet


If you are worried about what you see in our culture: the moral relativism, rampant consumerism, and the marginalization of religious ideas and institutions—and religious ways of interpreting life, the world and everything.  If you are concerned about the loss of meaning and the other results of a general turn...

Zombies: Half Human


Luigi Giussani (The Religious Sense 40-44) says that human beings are composed of two realities.  The first reality he is the measurable and the second is immeasurable. Zombies are a picture of humanity, bereft of the this second reality. The material world has the qualities of height and depth and weight and temperature--these are all...

Zombie Isolation: From the World


Zombies have very little connection to the world they inhabit. Human beings engage the world through our senses, but, except for the sense of smell, zombies have inferior sensory engagement with their surroundings.  Although it is likely that one of the recently "turned" will have visual acuity similar to that...

Not Just Brains: Zombies Eat Values


Not only is it difficult to attribute the term “evil” to this most modern of monsters, it is also difficult to attribute the term “good” to the “heroes” of the zombie narrative. In fact, the primary victim of the zombie horde, is not the humans that battle the undead for...

Zombies and “Fullness”


I always get it when I am sitting with dear friends enjoying good food and conversation. I sometimes get it while walking alone in the woods on a clear fall day. Some people get it when they are listening to music or viewing a painting. It can be evoked in the...

Not Evil, Just Hungry


The zombies are leaderless, but they are also, more or less, motiveless. Frankenstien’s monster sought inclusion in community, Count Dracula was driven by conquest, but the zombie’s motivation is far baser. Alsford says that villains are motivated by “the desire to dominate, to subsume the other within the individual self...