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X-Men and Philosophy
« on: May 25, 2006, 06:58:27 PM »
Hi guys,

My sister wanted me to watch X3 this Friday with her, so I decided to watch the first two moview of X-Men, and I actually enjoyed it, not just for the effects, but even the allegory behind the story line caught me (and Nightcrawler being a Catholic was also a favorite).

Has anyone noticed what I'm talking about?

The main theme is obviously what to do when you evolve.  In Evolution, it's always about competition and survival of the fittest.  This is what Magneto and his followers want.  But Dr. Xavier wants to protect humans while at the same time protect the mutants.

To me, this more than just ending racist lines, but also spiritually, one can see Dr. Xavier's mission as a mission that can only be justified if one believes in God.  To put our lives on the line for the sake of the lives of others is the true Christian love we all seek.

Also, the end of X2, something amazing happened.  Gean (or was it Jean, I don't know) seemed to have died in the midst of a sea of water and saved the rest of the X-Men.  However, in the end, she rose from the dead, from the water, as Phoenix (or that's what the next movie implies).  Doesn't that have a link to baptism?  Is this a "Narnia" type movie, or am I looking too much into it?  ;)

Feel free to add any more of how you portray the X-Men movies.

God bless.

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Re: X-Men and Philosophy
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2006, 07:06:11 PM »
Hey mina,

great movies arent they? ;) Yea I definitly noticed the same things as you. Although it talks of evolution and that stuff, it still manages to somehow parallel it's self with religion in the ethics and moral values. Whens the 3rd one coming out?
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Re: X-Men and Philosophy
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2006, 01:15:51 AM »
tomorrow it's coming out...

I don't mind evolution.  It's the fact that we as a human species are different from the animal world of "survival of the fittest" that makes the movie so interesting.  There is obviously the "good" vs. "evil" part.  BUt what is interesting is that the movie defines "good" as loving and protecting those even lower in the evolution chain, while the evil is the selfish goals of a species who only want to make it through, even if it means to kill those in his way, totally against what evolution for an animal kingdom stands for.

God bless.

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Vain existence can never exist, for "unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain." (Psalm 127)

If the faith is unchanged and rock solid, then the gates of Hades never prevailed in the end.