Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Do You Have A Zombie Plan? Part II
It all goes back to the idea of good ol' bootstraps, self-generated identity. And identity is always the reservoir of self-assertion and, thus, suffering, violence, judgment, and fear. As one of the Bloods on a Gangland documentary said, "If you ain't Blood, you're my enemy." Similar but less ominous attitudes appear in other subcultures. Imagine walking into a University of Georgia sorority party with an 80's bouffant hairdo and acid-washed jeans. Even (especially?) the Christian subculture (whatever form that may take in your town) is much more about cultural ethics, politics, language, and subtleties than God's Law.
But, what about the coming zombie apocalypse? What position do all of these individual members of their respective subcultures find themselves as they realize they are being stalked by the living dead? Is there something universal here that we will be forced to recognize? Come to the breakout session "The Zombie Apocalypse in Christian Thought" at the Mockingbird Conference to think about and gird yourself for the coming zombie horde.