Monday, March 30, 2009

Co-operating or co-opting?

An interesting article looks at the spate of relatively recent religious references and motifs in science-fiction. I'm not sure what I think about it all. On the one hand, it's heartening to see that many people have enough familiarity with Christianity to include such references in their pop culture entertainment. On the other hand, I'm not sure that I like Darth Vader being the product of a virgin birth and the connection of Christianity to the Matrix has always seemed much more tenuous to me than how it seems to be perceived by others.

If I still have any readers, I'd be interested in your thoughts.

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