Thursday, December 11, 2008

Augustine vs the Zombies?

Hey, if zombies are what gave Dante the idea to write Inferno, why not?

Think of all the interpretative questions it would solve:

Why's he so down on the flesh? (Seeing flesh w/o Spirit will do that to you!)

Why such a strong sense of original sin and the need for Grace? (Seeing mindless husks of people w/o God will do that!)

Why such a carpe diem attitude in his early life? (Better have fun before you're eaten!)

Why so much guilt? (Better get right with God before the zombies get you!)

Nothing like rainy, dreary days to come up with ideas!


Blogger Douglas F. Warrick said...

A nice idea! Careful, though. Wouldn't want to get pegged as the "Historical Zombie Fiction Guy." It may hurt the eventual success of THE DRAGONING!!!!

6:51 PM  
Blogger KPaffenroth said...

Easy - the DRAGONING is a collaborative work done pseudonymously by three up and coming dragon authors. I'm thinking Sharp Beak, Golden Chin, and Green Eye.

10:17 PM  
Blogger Michael Bridgman said...

Not a bad idea. If you go through with it, though, you should definitely incorporate the motif of the city on a hill. Having the city of God have ravaging zombies lay siege to the city, but not even the gates of hell could overcome it, would be an interesting climax and inspiration for his work The City of God.

11:26 PM  

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