With Halloween right around the corner, we've seen zombies popping up all over. Well, not really, but in pop culture, books, films, etc. Just to name two: there's the recent movie, Zombieland and the literary mash-up, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which hit the top of several best-seller lists.
Then last night I came across this intriguing question on Andy Crouch's Making Culture website:
What do zombies assume about the way the world is? Well, there areAnd here was one reader's response:
several kinds of zombies. . . For this discussion, I will stick with. . . pop-culture zombies of page and screen.
For me, zombies are a metaphor about the way we live. They don’t have cognitive ability, and we act like we don’t. They don’t have souls, and we act like we don’t.
Look around most churches on Sunday morning and you see a fair number of zombies.
~ Marcus Goodyear
And in case you're interested, there are more questions and comments about zombies, their worldview, and how they reflect the worldview of our current pop culture: