Thursday, July 19, 2012


Recently, a friend asked me if I was going to see the new Dark Knight movie.  I said something to the effect of, "Um, yes, eventually...but I don't know if I really want to."
This was practically blasphemy to my superhero-comic-movie-loving friend, so I had to explain.
I am afraid the new Dark Knight movie...will give me nightmares.
No joke, people.
I have had more nightmares in the past few years than I ever remember being plagued with as a kid.

They are vivid.  They are freaky.  They are realistic.  And I remember them.
There was the demonic possession of someone that I knew.
There were the mind altering drugs pumped into the air of the local community.
There was the prowler that broke into my home.
There were the modern day Nazi's out to kill Christians.
And there were the zombies-

Unlike most Americans under the age of 30, I have not subjected myself to any zombiefied pop culture.  However, they keep finding their way into my dreams.  One time I had to be saved from zombies by a Bishop.  Another time the zombies could morph into animals and back again.  Last time the zombies were made by a strange series of weather events that created a nuclear holocaust which spawned shape shifting evolving zombies reminiscent of I Am Legend.  And I was trying to protect a classroom of children from them, go figure.  I told you they were vivid.

So considering that I live alone, I sometimes have a hard time waking myself up from these dreams.  Prayer usually does the trick. calling on St. Michael and my Guardian Angel, and sometimes even saying out loud something like, "God is good.  Everything He created is good."  Not fun in the middle of the night.

Hence, I don't think that I need to give my brain more material to work with by seeing scary movies like The Dark Knight Rises. 

However, this post was really inspired by stumbling across this video:
Material for Youth Group, you think?

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