Guilty Responsibility: Fear, Evil, and Monsters in The Village

In M. Night Shyamalan’s movie, The Village, opens on an old-world town in a beautiful valley, where villagers live at peace and in harmony with each other, share large, corporate meals, and where the most tragic news is the un-returned love of a young woman infatuated with a boy. Continue reading “Guilty Responsibility: Fear, Evil, and Monsters in The Village”

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The Woman Caught in Adultery (Part 1): Jesus, the Crowds, and the End of Violence

Many of us have probably read or seen the recently wildly popular Hunger Games. Continue reading “The Woman Caught in Adultery (Part 1): Jesus, the Crowds, and the End of Violence”

Girard, Community, and Scapegoating: Practical Applications in Mimetic Theory and MeowMeowBeanz

Among the anthropological philosopher Rene Girard’s greatest work, arguably, is his study of mimetic theory and scapegoating among humans. Continue reading “Girard, Community, and Scapegoating: Practical Applications in Mimetic Theory and MeowMeowBeanz”