American Gods: An Attack on Christ
The Starz network has a new show called “American Gods” which is based on a Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel by English author Neil Gaiman. The novel is a blend of Americana, fantasy, and various strands of ancient and modern mythology, all centering on the mysterious and taciturn Shadow. I binged watched the episodes and soon there was a snipe against Christ. There is a scene where Laura Moon discusses her lack of belief in spirituality and basically says Christ is not real.
I notice Islam’s Muhammad is never assaulted or devalued on television the way Christ is. Why is that? Why is there such a concerted effort to delegitimize the life of Christ? If Christ is destroyed then the Bible is destroyed. The author of American Gods certainly took aim at Christ thus far in the series. Perhaps, this will change as the series progresses, I thought to myself. Later in the series Mexicans are escaping across the border for a new life in the United States.
One of them almost drowns and he is saved by a mysterious figure who resembles the prototype image of Jesus we have learned to accept. Soon this Christ is gunned down first through both hands and then his heart. He falls to the ground dead in the crucifix position. Subconsciously, this is yet another dig at the Kingdom of the Most High and the Second Coming. Christ must be the path to take with so many “artist” working overtime to destroy any belief in Him. Interestingly enough there is an Islamic character in American Gods and there is nothing derogatory said about Allah the moon god.
This series is also interesting in the fact it is reintroducing the gods of yore to popular culture. There is an ancient god humanization process at play and this conditioning gives people a choice to choose the god they can relate. With Christ out of the way subconsciously these ancient gods can appeal to the belief system of the observer. Again, I am reminded of the 2012 jaguar priest Mayan prophecy who stated this time will be the return of the gods.
Zeus said, “Without prayer we gods lose our power…” is this why there is a reemergence of the gods?
These ancient gods are nourished through the act of worship and this point was made clear in the movie, “Wrath of the Titans” the gods began to weaken because the human race no longer worshiped them. Are we seeing a reemergence of ancient gods in order to stimulate interest in their worship? Certainly, Google searches are up regarding these ancient gods portrayed in American Gods. With Christ continuously thrown under the bus most likely means the ancient gods are driving it.