Posts By: Gabor Por

Articles added to this site in 2015

” And You Were There”: A Trip Down the Yellow Brick Road with the Academic Study of Religion by Laurel Zwissler (2014-10) Anti-Feminism in Recent Apocalyptic Film by Joel W. Martin (2000-04) The Apocalyptic Cosmology of Star Wars by John Lyden (2000-04) Appalachia on Film: “The Making of” Sergeant York by David D. Lee (1981-04)… Read more »

The Devil’s Advocate in the first episode of “You, Me and the Apocalypse” (TV series)

What image comes up to your mind when you hear the term the Devil’s advocate? How about a chain-smoking, swearing Catholic priest, named Jude? That’s exactly what Rob Lowe plays in the new comedy “You, Me and the Apocalypse”. I am grateful for the show that it introduces and explains the historical origin of the term “Devil’s… Read more »

God as the father of angels in Dominion (tv show)

Is God considered the “father” of the angels or just their creator? If the latter why do they talk about God in the TV show Dominion, as children talk about a lost parent? I have several answers for that question, but meanwhile want to explore the Jewish and Christian theological answers too. Before going into… Read more »

Hebrew Death in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 3, Episode 1)

This post contains a spoiler: In the latest episode of the TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The character Leo is looking for something again that might give a clue on how to save his friend. Other members of his team believe she is gone but he still keeps going after clues. This time he visits some bad… Read more »

Transcendental Time Traveler in Continuum S04E04

In the latest episode of Continuum (the fourth episode of the fourth season of a Canadian sci-fi TV series) a new character was introduced. He is presented as a kind of Messiah who can travel through time. He does the latter differently than the others in the show who need a complicated machinery to accomplish time… Read more »

Fundraiser: Divine Shadow Season 1: Justice

Please support the production of a new series by a friend of mine: Imagine the world without love or empathy, compassion or forgiveness. What if this hinged on the existence of a few, a few who hold in the balance what it is to be human? Divine Shadow A teen girl named Shiphrah suffers at… Read more »

Status at 200 posts

I just posted the 200th entry in this blog. Good time to take stock. As of now The site’s Facebook page has 35 likes On Twitter we have 24 followers We had 8,682 sessions  by 7,849 users and 19,764 pageviews

RIP Robin Williams

Couple of weeks ago I participated in a giveaway, where to enter you had to “leave a comment with below with your favorite film depiction of the afterlife. ” I wrote: “Hands down the description of heaven in “What Dreams May Come” is the most stunning and as a concept is interesting too.” Robin Williams’… Read more »

False choice in True Blood (Season 7, episode 7)

In this week’s episode of True Blood Sarah, a deeply misguided character hallucinates that two of her past, now dead, mentors/lovers are vying for her soul. It mocks two and a half religions pretty well. Here is how the conversation went: “I am here because you’re gonna die tonight, Sarah. I am here to give you… Read more »