Monday, May 10, 2010

Twilight and Jesus Christ

"Don't you know me, Phillip, even after I have been among you such a long time?" -John 14:9

Ever wonder why our culture pees its pants in excitement every time another installment from the Twilight saga comes out? It isn't too difficult to figure out. There is something incredibly beautiful about a saga which presents a mystical realm in our midst; bumping shoulders with us...perhaps even longing for us. The realism of the atheistic intelligentsia may have persuaded us to accept our situation without making recourse to the supernatural, but atheism and realism are aesthetically bankrupt concepts. We believe them to be true, but we do not wish they were so. Thus the vampiric phenomenon lives on in its mystical charm and subtle dread...all of us secretly wishing that the universe was a little more deadly.

Human beings long for these things, and God has hidden them from us. We have completely passed by the time of his visitation as if it were a mere story; too good to be true but not realistic. But I put to the world that things are not as they necessarily appear. Edward Cullen managed to hide his identity in an unsuspecting town of realists, and we the audience have the priviledge of looking omnisciently into his life, silently approving of his beautiful yet haphazard self-revelation to the human Bella Swan. How could it be that this tired old world is any different? It isn't.

In the shadows of subjectivity, far away from the grasp of scientific knowledge, Jesus walks among us today. Most laugh and-to their own misfortune- call it a myth. But to the blessed few who bump shoulders with the God-man who passed through the sieve of history as if he were mere man, refusing to settle for history but demanding to know who he is....for those blessed few a world far more beautiful than any saga written by the hands of man opens up.


Peter Davidson said...

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Emerson Fast said...

Nice to meet you Peter Davidson! I look forward to checking out your blog.

Anonymous said...

But it really all comes down to the understanding of the meaning and significance of death

Every aspect of every ones life (including their aesthetics) is an extension of their response to the overwhelming fact of death.

Hence this Artists Statement

Emerson Fast said...

Hey Anonymous,

Not so much death but how God has reponded to death on our behalf. This is what it boils down to.