There is nothing like a good stereotype. Am I right? You know, like how…
- Black people love fried chicken and Koolaid.
- Asians are good at math.
- Jews are penny pinchers.
- White guys are nerds or hicks.
- Christians are horrible tippers.
- Muslim guys beat their wives.
There are a million stereotypes for religion, ethnicity, economic status, and gender. Stereotypes are pure gold for stand up comedians and social commentators. This is how we relate with the world around us. We may not give voice to the ridiculous examples above, but we are all guilty of dividing people on some level.
Have you ever thought about this:
If your life were a television show, what would be the genre?
- A sitcom
- Drama—I see you, ladies… I kid.
- You get the idea.
Mine would lean more towards Sitcom, mostly because I try not to take things too seriously, and I can find the humor in most situations, to a fault admittedly.
Most of us like TV for the escape it provides. We like to spend an hour or so in a world that doesn’t exist, because a fictional land, no matter how terrifying, is safer than reality.
The time has come. After years of hiding in the shadows, the Dark Knight is finally rising. Seeing how this is [theo]culture, a blog dedicated to revealing the thumbprint of God on every area of the human experience, I could take this time to talk about the biblical symbolism in the film.
I could talk about how Gotham City is an example of the depravity of man and the effects of sin.
I could show how Batman is a picture of Christ, in that he leaves the comforts of infinite wealth and humbles himself in servanthood for the rescue and salvation of mankind, only to be rejected and vilified, and yet he comes back to save the same people who pushed him away. (Wow, that was a long sentence.)
But thats not what I want to talk about. I haven’t even seen in yet. This is just a simple declaration of how amped I am. I’m more excited than this guy… Read More…