Christ, the Samarai Stranger?!Posted: July 8, 2008 Filed under: Where is Christ in the Culture Today? 1 Comment
As a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Scriptures, I can confidently say, that there is never a time where I have found the need to make the Bible and it’s stories and truths more “relevant” for today’s culture. It is relevant in every way, and as I was looking through articles in the New York Times, I was appalled at what this man’s efforts to bring the Bible and our precious Lord a newer more “hip” look. You can read the article here.
I love comic books, so I wanted to see what this was all about… reading the article, two quotes stood out to me in particular:
“Manga often focuses on action and epic. Much of the Bible, as a result, ends up on the cutting room floor, and what remains is darker” and “The Sermon on the Mount did not make the book, though, because there was not enough action to it.”
I think that about sums up how wrong this really is.
They said, “It is the end of the Word as we know it, and the end of a certain cultural idea of the Scriptures as a book, as the Book” like it’s a great thing. How sad!! And how scary that so many embrace it as a good thing.
Thanks for the info about this.