Friday, March 19, 2010

Lost and Christianity

I haven't more than a smidgen of Lost, but this seemed like an interesting analysis:

From Megan Basham in World...

Without spoiling anything for those who have yet to experience the secrets of the island, it is safe to say that from the outset Lost has been a rare show that allows those able to pick up on its Christian symbolism to appreciate it on a deeper level than the average viewer. Some of those symbols are writ in neon and some in postscripts (ask Christian fans about the thrill they experienced when the character Charlotte Staples Lewis—ahem, C.S. Lewis—arrived on the scene), but they are an ever-present, ever-developing feature of the story.

Perhaps no other character represents these layers of significance better than John Locke (Terry O'Quinn), the abandoned foster child who was once lame but begins to walk and later experiences other miracles of New Testament proportions. Locke stands as the voice of faith, often against Dr. Jack Shepherd (Matthew Fox), the voice of science....

There's more there, but you'll need to click on the link to read more.

1 Comments:

At March 21, 2010 at 8:58 PM , Blogger MrsWebster said...

I've mentioned the links I've noticed to Steve before and he always poo poos me!

Jack's dad's name is Christian Shepherd. There was an episode where Locke called two skeletons Adam and Eve.

 

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