TITANS APPEAR, seemingly from nowhere, and fall upon the unwary human race, eating every one they catch and driving mankind to the point of extinction. That sounds like an overview of the Book of Enoch, but it is actually the premise of a wildly popular Japanese manga/anime franchise. Taylor Kent joins us to discuss the phenomenon of Attack on Titan and the underlying transhumanist message.
THEOLOGY IS far too important to absorb from fiction but that’s how far too many of us do it. Pop culture critic Taylor Kent discusses the appeal of anime, the transhumanist and theological themes common in the genre, and how those concepts might influence fans without a solid grounding in faith.
OUR SHOW tonight was recorded live Thursday, July 23, for Taylor Kent’s Snark Infested Waters podcast. Taylor is a fan of comics, graphic novels, games, and science fiction, and we’ve talked before about Christians and culture. Taking that a step further, we discussed whether Christians, who were told by Jesus Himself to expect the world to hate us, should investigate, or even care about, conspiracy theories.