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.
I have not watched a single TV show live since DVRs came out, and I had one before Cable companies ever considered them. I have used EyeTV to record since the old 240 LPI days.
Before the election I would record Fox then watch it so I could fast forward past the BO bloviating. same with Shannity.
Have been FOX free since November 1st when I gave up on the dis-informatio age.
You dont know how I voted now
Well you sure seem to be defending the "I didn't vote" crowd. You didn't vote against Obama. Did you?
do as Karl Rove tells you.
He can't seem to get his instructions through to me.
Right back atcha sweet-talker. What are ya, some kind of a fifty-third party freak?
Well, I do not know what to say, except you are correct.
You didn't vote against Obama. Did you?
LOL! Your second statement belies your first.
I don't care about Romney's loss, I care deeply about Obama's win.
Had he lost, the economy would have righted itself the following week, none of this progressive crap would be happening.
The Low Information conservatives are just as to blame for this as the RAT election-thieves.
So you didn’t vote against him either.
Any Christian that can not say God or Jesus Christ on TV is neither a Christian or Consevative.
Maybe we could consult the deity as he often does.
Maybe you like him because he endorsed gay marriage with that scum Rosie? He also supports many of the democrat gun control policies publicly and I bet he supports all of them privately.
Keep throwing your little tantrum. I’m ignoring it from here on out like I would any other toddler.
You haven’t denied it...wear it with pride.
It is impossible to vote against anyone. Think.
Truth is stranger than fact. Call me at BR-549.
Flunked math didn’t ya.
>> “Any Christian that can not say God or Jesus Christ on TV is neither a Christian or Consevative.” <<
Some may prefer the Biblical names Yahowa and Yashua, rather than caving in to Greek mythology (Christos being a mythjological pagan ‘god.’)
He ranks right up there with Geraldo Rivera
Flunked Logic, didn’t ya!
>> “He ranks right up there with Geraldo Rivera” <<
Somewhere between the Facultative and Septic layers of the sludge tank?
In the US, there’s two sides, not three or four or more.
In a fair voting scenario, the side with more votes wins.
If one side cheats, the other side has to out-produce them with turnout.
Looks like the Obama/RAT side did their job.
Something wrong with that?