Skip to comments.Zombies vs. Jesus
Posted on 04/06/2013 5:56:58 AM PDT by Kaslin
On Easter Sunday evening, a TV show about good and evil aired on the History Channel -- the final installment of "The Bible" miniseries in which Jesus is executed. AMC ran the season-ending episode of "The Walking Dead" -- the series where zombies try to eat the brains of human beings. One footnote: The world might have been a better place had the zombies preemptively gotten to the guy who thought up this series in the first place.
Anyway, the zombies won. They beat Jesus in the ratings, especially among viewers ages 18 to 49.
What lesson can be derived from Jesus losing to the walking dead? Well, it proves that about 12 million Americans want to see blood and gore. Wait -- there was plenty of that in the Bible's crucifixion scenes. Maybe the zombie viewers simply wanted cheap thrills. Yeah, that's it. Cheap thrills triumphed over a spiritual experience. Cannibalism beat baptism.
Base entertainment almost always beats highbrow stuff. But watching flesh-eating zombies on Easter does put a different spin on things, does it not? I mean, how soon can we digest dismemberment on television after eating our baked ham dinner? One hour? Two?
At least Jesus was in context. The New Testament says the son of God rose from the dead on Easter. The zombies rise from the dead whenever their makeup is finished.
Honestly, I have no idea what this zombie phenomenon is all about. Way back in the 1960s, I saw the first modern zombie movie: "Night of the Living Dead." Things were creeping along OK until a little girl turned into a zombie and tried to eat her mom. At that point, my entire group decided enough was enough, and we bolted out of the theater.
But today that scene would be tame. Now zombie kids will eat their entire families if given the opportunity. Depravity doesn't even begin to cover it. Apparently, we Americans have an unending appetite for gross behavior. Pun intended.
What must Jesus think? Here he is, being nailed to the cross by smirking Romans and getting trounced by TV zombies at the same time. The prince of peace preached that we all should love our neighbors as ourselves. I do not believe that Jesus would condone eating your neighbor even if you are dead.
Many folks who like this zombie business freely admit it's a low form of entertainment. "But so what?" they say. It's fun to envision yourself outsmarting zombies, blasting them to hell with shotguns and then escaping to some tattoo parlor. I guess that's fun in some precincts.
But not for me. I threw in with Jesus even though the guy who played him looked a bit like Spicoli in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." Sure, I knew how the miniseries was going to end, but there are worse things you could do on Easter Sunday -- like watching man-eating zombies.
All I know is this: When Jesus appeared to the apostles after he died, thank God they did not have access to AMC.
“A little hormonal this afternoon?”...
Yes, I think you are just a bit hormonal this afternoon—or perhaps on meth. With all your flailing about attacking your fellow FReepers, surely you can find someone besides me to address?
it is because of many in here that that arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave was elected in 2008 and reelected in 2012.
Yeah, the GOP is never at fault. /s
Free Republic must have hundreds of thousands of members.
No matter, it’s membership is a drop in the bucket.
You deflect well, I’ll give you that.
Those quotes/graphics are great. But who said the one about “getting jammed up behind me and getting me killed”?
That’s Glenn. I think it comes from an episode in season 1 where they were trying to find a way out of Atlanta through the sewers/flood gates. “Guts” I think is the episode name.
Need one for Merle that says “Lookie here ya’ll, she sent us a biter gram” or “He’ll be hungry again in an hour anyway.”
BTW Michael Rucker will be on The Nerdist tonight on BBC America.
That’s right! It sounded vaguely familiar, LOL. Thanks, CJ.
LOL, I loved the “biter-gram” line. I sure wish Merle hadn’t been killed off.
Thanks for the heads-up about the Nerdist. We’ll be watching.
First of all, I have no claim, love for, nor affiiation with either Rove or any of the traitorous GOP-e.
>>If you want...<<
Second of all, “if you want” an absolute America-hating, baby-killing, Communist Kenyan packer...don’t show up on election day.
It would have been plausible, and a lot shorter trip back to reality from a “RINO-win” than from where we’re at today. You tell me if it’s even possible.
The “conservatives” have done nothing to combat wholesale RAT ownership of: the “news media” the entertainment industry, bureaucratic government, “education” etc, and the packer take-over of practically everything...except the Boy Scouts.
You look at the real unemployment numbers, the people in poverty and on food stamps, the destruction of health insurance carriers and the provider network...the best healthcare system in the world, the destruction of the military, the energy sector, the auto industry, manufacturing in general, the lending industry, the housing industry, the destruction of our currency and confiscation of our wealth...and tell me the same thing would have happened...
...UNDER ANY given RINO!
It looks to me like these low information “conservatives” should have put their country first, their personal preferences second, and completely forgotten about the political brand.
The reason I put “conservatives” in quotes, is because they have succeeded in “conserving” NOTHING!
Well, the story is basically about total societal collapse. Now, it is couched in Zombie Lore; but, it is about what happens when disaster strikes and humans are left to deal with the disaster and each other without an outside authority. This is engrossing. Yes, there is blood, and gore and zombies; but, there is also a very engaging story with characters written (and acted) in such a way that you care about what happens to them.
When I first suggested to my hubby that we try the first season of The Walking Dead (which was on Netflix), he gave me a very strange look. Now, it is one of the few shows we look forward to. BOR has not been keeping up with what has been happening with this show. It now beats primetime shows on the major networks with regularity; and, this episode was the season finale. That means a lot of people were going to tune in.
So, speaking from my own experience, The Walking Dead needs to be experienced before dismissing it simply because of the subject matter.
Neither do I. But there is still a very significant number of freepers who do have such issues.
If you like I can point you to threads where I’m accused of being anti-Christian or secretly liberal simply because I don’t go along with hyperbolic anti-Mormonism. I have no problem with reasonable disagreement over doctrines or practices, but not with making stuff up. Everybody has a right to his own opinions, but not to his own facts.
Same with being anti-Muslim, BTW. There is plenty of bad stuff that is entirely truthful to say about Islam, and to a much lesser extent Mormonism, without inventing things. In fact, I contend that making up easily disproven claims weakens the case against a group. When shown that some of your claims are untrue, stupid people assume the others must be equally false.
I’m the same way about zombie flicks, they’ve never interested me much before but TWD definitely takes it in a different direction.
The show treats conservatives very well including some strongly religious characters.
Maybe BOR has found his calling as Roger Ebert’s self righteous replacement.
I don’t really care one way or the other.
Romney lost and its time to move on.
That’s why they make DVR’s you moron.
When John Mclame ran I held my nose and voted for the B@$T@RD, half hoping that he would keel over at the inauguration and Palin would step right in.
When Romney ran I was going to sit out due to his lack of conservatism but again voted under ticket.
I garundamntee you the next time I will sit out unless the top of the ticket is a conservative.
I am sick and tired of wasting a vote on repubics posing as conservatives
With the sustained attack on conservative coming out of the GOP, they must be real morons thinking we’ll just continue breaking down and voting for them.
When Michigan RNC committeeman Dave Agema quoted a writer who was himself quoting someone else about gays, nobody noticed or cared but a “moderate republican” blogger ran to his liberal friends in the media with every intent for them to attack. He wants to put the progressive Saul Anuzis back in that RNC chair and makes no secret of it.
Kinda funny how Kapo Karl Rove can make fried chicken jokes with Donna Brazile without a peep from the media or the “moderates”. If a conservative had done that you can bet the Kapo “conservatives” would be leading the charge to get rid of them.
Moderates are nothing but lying, manipulative, bottom feeding, scum. The GOP has been moderated into a coma and the Kapos are pinching the feeding tube as the democrats goose step into full on fascism right outside the door.
>>McLame, Romney, held nose<<
Yeah, me too.
I liked Perry, Newt needs to be brilliant behind the scenes, Bachmann (I’m a tax attorney with 21 foster kids) needed him as a coach.
I really liked Herman Cain.
Most good people won’t step up because the RATs WILL destroy them (Palin) although the candidates did a pretty good job of destroying themselves.
The various state parties need to get rid of open primaries so the RATs and undies can’t pick our candidates. More TEApublicans need to get elected, both in Congress and at the RNC.
“Conservatives” need to get busy on the ground war or there will be nothing to save.
Yet you gladly vote them BACK IN... All you need is a little fear and there ya go, pulling the lever.
>>If you want...<<
Second of all, if you want an absolute America-hating, baby-killing, Communist Kenyan packer...dont show up on election day.
Yeah, You didn't even hear me, man. As I said, worry about your own house, your own product, not the competition. YOUR house is allowing what is going on - YOUR house is in collusion, else *NOTHING* could happen. Yet your solution is to shove even MORE tratorous bastards into YOUR house, because it is better that the traitorous bastards are our own, rather than the competitions. Have you the slightest hint as to how absurd that is, while you are wailing, and moaning, and crapping your panties, all the while screaming at the folks that have it right?
Here's a clue: There ain't a dimes worth of difference between the bastard that's in there now and the bastard we had to replace him with. The reason liberalism continues to make gains is not on it's merit (as demonstrated everywhere it is tried). It is because NO ONE STANDS IN OPPOSITION TO IT.
Sure, throw yet another RINO at it. That'll help /s
What will help, and the ONLY thing among men that WILL help, is to never again elect another mealy-mouthed politician. The problem is severe, and will require statesmen. PRINCIPLED men of honor. Until you understand the above without regard to party loyalty, or faux expedience, you are part of the problem, not the solution.
It would have been plausible, and a lot shorter trip back to reality from a RINO-win than from where were at today [...].
FALSE. Left leg, Right leg.
[...] You tell me if its even possible.
Nope. Not as long as dopes like you keep voting for RINOS and soiling the only viable opposition to them. I ain't the one letting 'em - You are.
Actually if you believe that, you truly are an ostrich. Obama is a full blown communist, an enemy domestic. Romney was just a typical finger in the wind politician, but a decent human being.
as long as dopes like you keep voting for RINOS
You are making a grand assumption that there will be future elections.
You think! But it may be too late for you to wake up.
You can't assure me that we will recover from this disaster, but I can confidently state that you fools caused it just as certainly as did Soros, ACORN and company.
Zombies vs. Ditka
Read Romney's dad. That apple didn't fall far from the horse. The only difference between Romney and Obummer is that Obummer wears his communism on his sleeve. Romney is a crypto-commie. Why do you think FR blew a gasket when he was nominated? Yeah, Romney's finger is in the wind, in order to see what he can get away with (until his second term). But he's going right where Obummer is, hand in hand.
I'm the ostrich? I ain't the one with my head in the sand. Look what he DID (not what he said), and look at what his father before him DID.
You are making a grand assumption that there will be future elections.
Nope. Been ready for that eventuality since Bush I. But it would surprise me if that happened. They have it easy now. Their boys always get in, and they trade parties now and then to make the folks think they are getting somewhere. LEFT foot RIGHT foot. Until that doesn't work anymore, you'll keep getting elections.
You can't assure me that we will recover from this disaster[...]
We haven't been able to recover from this disaster for a long long time. It will come down to watering the tree of liberty, and I have seen that from a long way off - As far as I am concerned, rather now than later, when the guns are gone and there is no defense possible.
The ONLY recourse other than blood is real and genuine Conservative statesmen. Period. If Americans keep allowing what is going on, they will deserve what they get. And that time draws perilously near.
[...] but I can confidently state that you fools caused it just as certainly as did Soros, ACORN and company.
YahRightWhatever. Just remember that when Homeland Security comes to haul your ass away, it was a BUSH that established it.
You can blame me all you want, but it will do you no good. Soon enough, you'll know I am right. But by then, your regrets will be of little use. It is about right and wrong, and there is no middle ground.
That would be 2007, right after Obama and the RATs took over Congress. Up until then, the economy was in pretty good shape except for the Fed shenanigans and predatory lending practices.
You can blame me all you want
Oh, I can and I do...and so do lots of other conservatives. Thanks a lot for helping the RATs destroy the US.
It will come down to watering the tree of liberty, and I have seen that from a long way off - As far as I am concerned, rather now than later...remember that when Homeland Security comes to haul your ass away,
Sounds like they may be coming to haul you away first...you and your little watering can...maybe even tomorrow. Either the DHS, or maybe the nice young men with their pretty white coats.
It is about right and wrong, and there is no middle ground.
Well there sure as hell isn't now. Now that "you people" got himself re-elected.
My husband and I did, for a slight moment, wonder why the season finale would be on Easter, regardless of whether The Bible was on.
That being said, I’ve read the Bible and am pretty familiar with what happens. I’ve seen many movie versions and I’m sure they will replay this one.
But I couldn’t miss the end of the season of The Walking Dead! Seriously, I really like the show! Also, as many have pointed out, Walking Dead has many references to good/evil, The Bible scene, etc
Also, I watch BOR, even though he is full of himself. And he always says not to degrade his show unless you watch it. So maybe he should watch Walking Dead before writing things like this.
Please take me off ping list...thanks
I’ll ck in from time to time
For watching” “flesh-eating zombies”, horribly inaccurate versions of the Bible, and cheap thrills” I go to TV...
...and watch your antics.
No. Way before that. look at the laws, not the economy.
Well there sure as hell isn't now. [middle ground]
There never has been. There cannot be. Compromise with evil and you get more evil. A cursory look at the last 40 years should be all the evidence of that one would require. But you would have me compromise yet again, even more. And next election again. And the next! You will ALWAYS require that compromise. And I will never move. not one friggin inch. Been there, done that. never, ever again.
Oh, I can and I do [blame]...and so do lots of other conservatives.
Knock yerself out. It won't change a dang thing. Next time you'll likely be voting for Jeb, and I will be voting for somebody else. Then your kind will bully and arm-twist and scream... and I will STILL be voting for someone else. And so will nearly everyone I know (only 5 ppl in my close net admit to voting for Romney... 5.)
Then comes the hissy fit (when you LOSE yet again). The stomping and more screaming, and throwing dirt in the air. Like that'll make a difference. In fact, it IS making a difference. It drove me out of the Republican Party, *never* to return... Me and many more- There are more Conservatives standing outside the party than in it.
Folks will vote for what they believe in. That's how it works. But you just keep carrying on. Keep driving people like me farther away.
!UP! the middle! Yeah that's the ticket! It's worked so many times before! /sarc
Must be something in the water over there.
I won't ask you to think again. It seems you are incapable.
The Congress has been RAT for decades, Newt changed that briefly in the 90s. Many if not most of the laws act to both suck money out of the private sector and crush business under heavy regulation.
Compromise with evil and you get more evil.
Who said anything about compromise?
you would have me compromise yet again, even more.
No, I'd rather have a TEApublican House and Senate with whomever as president. A RAT would probably veto everything, and have to face looking bad, and which means nothing would happen. A RINO would be somewhat forced to work with "his own" party.
Then your kind...
"My kind" is just like your kind, only not stuck-on-stupid in aiding and abetting the enemy in the communist/packer takeover of our federal government.
I will STILL be voting for someone else.
So, if there are any more elections, you'll be supporting the anti-American candidate again...Thanks.
so will nearly everyone I know (only 5 ppl in my close net admit to voting for Romney...)
So there you go, just like I said earlier, Low information conservatives. Millions of them helping to destroy America...
The CPUSA, American Socialist Party, the Chicoms, the Russians, the queer-mafia, the Klan with a Tan and the Maniacal Murdering Moslems ALL wish to thank you.
It drove me out of the Republican Party, *never* to return...
That's where you made the big mistake, just what were you doing to change the party? Nothing I'll bet.
There are more Conservatives standing outside the party than in it.
Well, it should be the other way around. What brilliance, what a bunch of freakin Einsteins! (and unbelievable cowardice)
Folks will vote for what they believe in.
Right, and you believe you'll have another beer.
you just keep carrying on. Keep driving people like me farther away.
Good, maybe "people like you" should be discouraged from voting. Maybe we need to get new people that support economic freedom and smaller government rather than chasing some "impossible dream" candidate.
!UP! the middle!
Who said anything about that?
Must be something in the water over there.
Actually my water is nearly pure, no chemicals, no radon, no chlorine. My water doesn't come downstream after a bunch of cities have crapped in it, and from some mad-scientist government water treatment plant.
I won't ask you to think again.
It seems you are incapable.
Well apparently I'm capable of thinking clearly enough to add my vote to the column opposing the communist. Actually I think there's probably some brain-wasting toxin in your water....like lead.