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.
Liberals that pretend to be conservative aren’t good enough for me. I don’t care what party affiliation they have or what TV network they’re on. BOR is an idiot blowhard, and Romney is a socialist. I don’t want anything to do with either.
He really is. He did the same thing with homo marriage. He started out railing against it and then, well....he “evolved”, I guess.
I don’t understand how he gets such high ratings.
Its obvious he has not watched TWD and does not “get” it. Foolish article, this is.
The verse really got to him; it was borne out as perfect truth.
That scene, where he's walking past the cell door and then oozes backward to peer inside at the Bible, is a good one, LOL.
huh? A couple of people have said that, but we do not get it on basic, we went to the next level to include BBC (Top Gear) and it was part of the package.
I tried watching it, really bad acting, stupid plot, ridiculous sets - its 30 minutes I’ll never get back.
“I really have to question the intelligence...” What a liberal argument!
I think you are correct.
I tried looking it up but couldn’t find anything about it, still think you are correct.
Kinda like your liberal argument that FR doesn’t like Mormons.
That could have come right out of the mouth of Al Sharpton but you’re the “victimist” who spit it out.
It must be my so called hatred of Mormons that led me to post the daily Glenn Beck TV thread every day for a year.
You’re cable company is odd. History Channel has been in the basic package for as long as it’s been around. Now they have some “spinoffs”, Military History and History International, that are in the deep cable section. But regular History is basic.
Quite right. In fact, attempts to use the Bible as the rationale for opposition alienates more people than it convinces. It is counter-productive.
Same with religiously based arguments for any other policy.
I happen to think this attitude on the part of so many Americans is idiotic, but not as idiotic as continuing to alienate them by promoting what they see as theocracy.
You must not have been paying attention to the Mormon Wars around here. Some truly vitriolic stuff has been posted, along with some perfectly legitimate criticism.
It’s been a while, so I may be wrong, but I seem to remember Jim having a policy for a while of banning those who were overly vociferous in their defense of Romney, although possibly not entirely because of his religion. This was back during the primaries.
The fact that some people have issues with Mormons is a far cry from FR being anti Mormon. The issue most people have with Romney is the fact that he’s a liberal. Where is all the screaming about FR being anti Mormon when it comes to Mormon democrats?
I don’t have issues with Mormons and I don’t wet myself over those who do.
Maybe, maybe not, but he's certainly not a baby-killing, FP-communist, intent on destroying every aspect of the USA.
A pox on all those who helped the Kenyan get re-elected.
Yeah, that's the gasbag's excuse so he can straddle the fence and and avoid strong convictions. Didn't he once refer on-air to Free Republic as a "right-wing hate site?"
The only thing I'll ever miss about his show is seeing his swollen ego occasionally punctured. I'm not much of a Neal Boortz fan, but that time he provoked O'Reilly into a vein-pulsing screaming fit was priceless.
I'm taking it up with those who actually did it...the non-voting conservative Einsteins. They also could have changed the personnel of the GOP.
You can wear that Obama label with pride.
You don’t know how I voted now STFU and do as Karl Rove tells you.