Friday, June 15, 2012

Zombie Apocalypse

To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.
~Samuel Butler

The age of a new era is upon us, it is the Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse. While life is imitating…I won’t say ART because nothing about zombies is artistic; the writers who write about, the readers who feast, or the cannibals scouring the planet.

If you’re a reader/writer of zombies and are fascinated by the flesh eating ghouls, then there is something wrong in your brain that turns you on with cannibalism? A fascination with the unknown perhaps? The wonder of death, but with a sickly spin?

Recently in the news, body parts are being found missing from corpses, people have been arrested and confirmed that they ATE the organs. Fiction couldn’t do much better than the gruesome news of todays headlines. Zombie Apocalypse!

From Wikipedia: “The zombie apocalypse, the civilised world brought low by a global zombie infestation, has become a staple of modern popular art. By 2011 the influence of zombies in popular consciousness had reached far enough that government agencies were using them to garner greater attention in public service messages.”

Art? There’s that abuse again! I cringe when art is associated with the zombie lure. Is it just me? Or do many of you feel that way about zombies, witches and vampires? Zombies and vampires are folklore but that doesn’t stop humans from eating brains and drinking blood. Wicca is a very real religion and to me, MY OPINION, to get caught up in the likes of witchery you are selling yourself short of your faith. Gods, mythology, folklore, astrology, all pull us away from the belief in ONE God. (opinion not judgment) Or at least fill our minds with things OTHER than God!

You’ll tell me it’s ‘just’ fiction, no harm/no foul, but really? You believe that? When people are taking ‘fiction’ to new heights and actually devouring brains and organs for dinner, you see no foul in that?

Yes even I have had nightmares where the dead are coming out of these here cornfields, brought on I imagine by all those early horror shows like Night of the Living Dead, Children of the Corn, etcetera etcetera. But now that I’m an adult, I understand that there are some people who will take what is written in fictional tales and think it reality, and make it happen, thus bringing about the new era, Zombie Apocalypse.

Yes my friends, your fascination with the undead has brought the creeping ghouls back to life to haunt and taunt the living like in all the (humorous) fictional tales you’ve read and loved. The collective conscious of you, who think there is no harm/no foul have thought the very things you feared and were fascinated by, into existence. I hope you’re happy with yourselves.

Maybe I’m the one insane, thinking loving God and writing about all the miraculous things He has done will bring about a change in the conscious of the planet and the universe. “I think, therefore I AM.” Attributed to Rene Descartes. Simply put: THINK it and it becomes so!

A great philosopher who also wanted to change the thinking of a downed society. And now you zombie freaks, I mean fans, think them AWAY! Come on, you can do it. Not as fascinating or adrenaline rushing for you folk, but hey, save the world, and you save yourSELF!

Is the Zombie Apocalypse real or fiction?

Now back to your regularly scheduled program, “and so are the days of our lives.”

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