God in the Machine

Literally "God in the machine", Deus Ex Machina originally referred to Greek plays, where the "gods" would be lowered onto the stage with ropes in order to provide a quick resolution to the story. Today, Deus Ex Machina refers to any improbably and/or overly convenient character or mechanism that comes out of nowhere and saves the character(s).

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"I don't get it, Big Dan..." -George Clooney in O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Thursday, May 20, 2004

The countdown begins!

Get ready, Christians! Time for the most fundamentalist of us to make sure we're up and running in preparation for this years Harry Potter Over-Reaction Weekend! I can't wait!

Maybe this year, in an abortion clinic-esque move, we could picket theaters and holler to folks in line to see the Potter (hmmm.. I smell a marijuana connection) movie that they're casting themselves magically straight to Hell! AND they aren't waiting in line!

My understanding is that this year's Potter movie (aside from inspiring children to read, which is not necessary since the Mother Church does all our reading and interpreting for us, yes?) will contain even more Satan-powered magic. Even worse, the stars are nearing (gasp) PUBERTY! Sex, drugs and magic!

Sweet Jesus take us home! This HAS to be one of the signs of the last days!

And whatever you do, fellow fundies, make sure you ignore the fact that we active praise and promote the Godly "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" series, which has at least three times the magic, five times the violence and horrible death scenes. Remember, that's OK, since a Christian in high standing wrote that one!

Harry Potter - Magic bad. CS Lewis - Magic good.

It's so simple when you don't have to actually do any thinking!

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