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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lessons from The Walking Dead

In recent years, my writer's sensibility has been drawn to the brilliant plot lines  and attention to detail in the AMC series, "The Walking Dead." 

This evening's episode started off in the church of a misguided cleric. I filtered out the anger, angst and hoopla and zeroed in on the board in the background on which were posted the readings from the last mass/service offered before the world went to shit (i.e.: the Dead, the Zombies, the Unholy, rose from their resting places and royally fucked things up).

I thought it prudent to look up and quote Chapter & Verse of the readings posted on the board so that my readers could follow along with the storyline. I'll offer no commentary, but let y'all decide for yourselves what the creators intended:

Romans Chapter 6, Verse 4:

Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.

Ezekiel Chapter 37. Verse  7

So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.

Matthew Chapter 27, Verse 52

The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised;

Revelations Chapter 9, Verse 6

And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

Luke Chapter 24 Verse 5

And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?I

Kudos to the writers for taking a 2,000+ year old text... that means so much to so many... and making it relevant to a piece of fiction.