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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

"Holy apologetics, Batman!"

Some of you may be familiar with the comic strip Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling. For those who aren't familiar, it's an awesome comic and you should really read it. Among the othe regular characters, it sometimes features "God-Man: The superhero with omnipotent power!" It is, as you might guess, a sort of pulp comic superhero examination of the god concept.* It is also, in a word, awesome. These two comics came out recently and, with no further commentary, I commend them to your attention.






* A lot of the humor relies on the basic narrative difficulties experienced with, say, superman. See, superman is so powerful how do you generate the conflict that normally powers a story? By the same token, how the hell do you use god as a character since his omnipotence makes conflict effectively impossible? The answer, as it turns out, is that you can't. It's a beautiful way of grappling with the logical problems of god as traditionally defined.

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Blogger Anomie said...

I may just have to add this comic strip to my reading list. Thanks for the heads-up!

Thursday, February 07, 2008 7:43:00 AM  

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