Gattaca: A Theological Analysis

Released in 1997, written and directed by Andrew Niccol, Gattaca, is a science fiction film that centers on a future society governed by the ability to manipulate the genetic-make up of offspring to guarantee the best hereditary traits introduced by the parents. The film chronicles the account of Vincent Freeman (played by Ethan Hawke) and … Continue reading Gattaca: A Theological Analysis

Political Socialization

For the past six years I have gone to the same barber and have received the same fifteen dollar haircut that we (the barber and I) have come to label as the “Southern Swoop” (also previously known as the Democrat, the Kennedy, or in some places the Republican). I usually tip my barber five dollars, … Continue reading Political Socialization

Religion is Cultural OCD

Shaka: All right, what was that quote you just told me? Friend: Religion is cultural OCD Shaka: Cultural OCD? Friend: Cultural OCD. Shaka: Now I know what ‘cultural’ is as far as meaning what region of the world you are born in… Friend: Mhmm… Shaka: …and I can understand the OCD part because we all … Continue reading Religion is Cultural OCD