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"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - John 8:32
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Author:  Frederick Meekins
Bio: Frederick Meekins
Date:  May 28, 2015
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Topic category:  Science Fiction

Actor Denigrates The Geekdom That Feeds Him

Actor Simon Pegg insists that comic book movies are infantilizing the adult population. Instead, we ought to be “watching challenging fare that asks moral questions.”

Mind you, this is an actor whose claim to fame has been as Scotty in the recast Star Trek series and as a sidekick in the Mission Impossible films.

The Avengers: The Age Of Ultron was about an artificial intelligence with a messianic complex that was the result of bestowing upon it the mission of “peace in our time”.

Other comic book cinematic adaptations are just as profound.

The X-Men regularly confront the dilemma of balancing the needs of accepting others different from ourselves while also protecting ourselves from those that would use those differences to harm us.

If those are not considered plots with profound ethical implications, apparently “challenging moral questions” must be little more than a euphemism for movies needing more scenes with buxom Jerry Springer lesbians (not flannel wearing butches) rolling between the sheets with one another.

Most people spend their $10 per ticket to see robots or extraterrestrials being blown to pieces.

They are not going to part with that much money to be berated as to why they ought to feel shame for having been born White or even American.

By Frederick Meekins

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Issachar Bible Church & Apologetics Research Institute

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Biography - Frederick Meekins

Frederick Meekins is an independent theologian and social critic. He holds a BS in Political Science/History. Frederick earned a MA in Apologetics & Christian Philosophy from Trinity Theological Seminary. Frederick holds a Doctor of Practical Theology through the Master's Graduate School Of Divinity in Evansville, Indiana. Dr. Meekins earned a Ph.D. in Apologetics through Newburgh Theological Seminary. His books are available in print and electronic formats through Amazon.com. His ministry site, Issachar Bible Church & Apologetics Research Institute, can be found at http://issacharbiblechurch.blogspot.com/. The Twitter page of Dr. Meekins can be found at http://twitter.com/epistolizer .


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