What is the obsession with vampires, zombies and aliens all about? Watched a movie with my family last night where mankind had to defend ourselves once again against an alien invasion.

One of the core ingredients of evil, is the concept of ‘us’ and ‘them’. Enmity relies on our naivity to see ‘otherness’ as evil. If people can be convinced that our enemies are less than human, that ‘they’ are alien … or on Satan’s side, then it is so much easier to sweep them up in hatred and desensitize them to violence.

The truth is that the violence and murder committed on this earth is not against aliens or zombies or vampires – it is against people just like you and me.

The principalities of this world, the domination systems, would love you to believe that ‘otherness’ is evil. In contrast to this Jesus came and declared that reconciliation is divine and on that basis He could say: love your enemies.

4 Responses to “Zombies, Vampires and Aliens”

  1. Jaco Rossouw on

    “One of the core ingredients of evil, is the concept of ‘us’ and ‘them’.”
    “In contrast to this Jesus came and declared that reconciliation is divine and on that basis He could say: love your enemies.”

    Simply awesome!

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  2. penelope smith on

    Why is forgiveness always the last resort ? Distance and delay breeds a lack of communication that creates the myths and distortions society feeds on. Grace comes with healing in it’s wings. Thank God for Jesus!

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  3. Cherstin Mendez on

    This is something that has been on my heart for a long time. I noticed the fierce negative power behind “us and them” in a recent bible study and it grieved me. It seems to be the unbalanced response of religion while in pursuit of “holiness”. The confusion that comes with trying to understand the meaning of being IN the world but not OF this world, is just par for the Christian course. When we are warned not to be unequally yoked, how do we maintain a sense of oneness without segregating? I have found, that out of no personal effort of my own, I am a very distinct individual. I am even more peculiar now that I know what I know (Christ in me). Perhaps instead of “us and them”, maybe we are simply meant to be distinctly ourselves. Once this is done, there is no way to blend in and be camouflaged by this world. Once fully exposed we become “you and me”; no longer “us and them”. Just a wordy afterthought. Thank you for this article, Andre Rabe. I am blessed by it.

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    • Andre Rabe on

      Beautiful insight. No where do we see this truth of union with distinction displayed more clearly than in God Himself. The Father, Son and Spirit fully sharing in one another’s being, yet distinctly identified. Jesus prayed: Father may they be one even as we are one. This is a union that does not dissolve us, but that makes us more distinctly ourselves than ever before.

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