Tag: Zombie


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...

The Philosophy of Hell


Jean Paul Sartre notoriously said, "Hell is other people." Terry Eagleton counters, "It is exactly the opposite. It is being stuck for all eternity with the most dreary, unspeakably monotonous company of all: oneself." It's not too much of a stretch if I say that there is something hellish about...

The Zombie Fighter: A New Kind of Hero


I love superhero movies.  Last weekend I went to see the new Captain America movie and loved every minute of it.  I can't wait for the next Spiderman either.  I like the heroes of literature too--Beowulf, Van Helsing and Aragorn.  I think it's an essential character trait of every hero that he...

A Brief History of the Zombie


Before it was our monster, the zombie was an African and a Caribbean monster. As it moved from place to place it changes because the identity it challenged was a different identity. (Read "A New Kind of Monster"). The zombie has two basic characteristics: it is a reanimated corpse of one...

Zombie Apocalypse


The word apocalypse is often equated with downed power lines, collapsed buildings and the looting of electronics stores (which doesn't make much sense given the downed power lines). Add a huge herd of zombies to the mayhem and you have the zombie apocalypse. "Apocalypse" (Ἀποκάλυψις) is a Greek word meaning...