the ramblings of a self-professed postmodern existentialist christian mystic
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I live in a stupid subculture.
Why? Because this is an issue, and considered a major enough issue to warrant a main story in Christianity Today.
My favorite part of the interview:
CT: Why would a Christian get involved in horror films, of all things?
Scott Derrickson: In my opinion, the horror genre is a perfect genre for Christians to be involved with. I think the more compelling question is, Why do so many Christians find it odd that a Christian would be working in this genre? To me, this genre deals more overtly with the supernatural than any other genre, it tackles issues of good and evil more than any other genre, it distinguishes and articulates the essence of good and evil better than any other genre, and my feeling is that a lot of Christians are wary of this genre simply because it's unpleasant. The genre is not about making you feel good, it is about making you face your fears. And in my experience, that's something that a lot of Christians don't want to do. (emphasis added)
n. husband, father, friend, writer, comic book writer/editor/letterer, coffee nut/barista, cat fanatic, musician/songwriter, web designer, self-professed postmodern existentialist christian mystic, vanity incarnate;
v. to possess entirely too much self-confidence