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.