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- Maternal Cannibalism and Communion in the Novel and Film Life of Pi
- Why do the Cylons Hate Humanity (and Vancouver)? Spoiler Alert!
- Can You Trust a Government that Hides Numerous Policy Changes in Giant Unrelated Bills they Hope Nobody Reads?
- If Wilfred is just a dog, does that mean Ryan killed him? (Spoiler Alert)
- Another New Book Claims Jesus was Married
- Ang Lee
- Battlestar Galactica
- Brother Cavil
- Canadian Content
- Chief Tyrol
- Donnelly Rhodes
- Ellen Tigh
- Ex-gay Movement
- Life boat
- Life of Pi
- Richard Parker
- Yann Martel
Author Archives: Michael E. Thorn
NOTE: The following is an abridged and edited version of an article I wrote published in the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, Volume 27, Number 1, Spring 2015, pp. 1-15 (University of Toronto Press). The full article can be … Continue reading
“I’m a machine. I can know much more. I can experience so much more. But I’m trapped in this absurd body. And why? Because my five creators thought that God wanted it that way.” –John Cavil, Cylon Model #1. Listen! … Continue reading
Can You Trust a Government that Hides Numerous Policy Changes in Giant Unrelated Bills they Hope Nobody Reads?
The Conservative government of Canada (sometimes called the Harper government) is up to its old tricks, hiding important policy changes in giant omnibus budget bills in the hopes that no one will notice. As outlined here, this time the hidden … Continue reading
The 4-season American version of the darkly comedic show Wilfred has now been over for a couple of months. For those of you unfamiliar and unconcerned about having major plot points given away, Wilfred is an FX show about a … Continue reading
I’m not entirely sure why so many people get so upset whenever somebody suggests that Jesus may not have been celibate (as if celibacy is really supposed to be the core practice of Christianity)… I mean, of course I understand … Continue reading
Overall, if we can accept the conclusions of this CBC/Research House Survey, the majority of Canadians support immigration and multiculturalism, which is good; however, there is still a significant portion of the Canadian populace, which varies from region to region … Continue reading
A Political Poll in Canada Unexpectedly Provides Some Interesting Media, Religion and Psychology Data
While my primary academic interests revolve around media, religion and psychology I have always been a political junkie… or at least since I was a teenager. Being Canadian, I follow Canadian politics very closely and, I must admit, I am … Continue reading
I recently came across this fascinating article, which examines the potential harmful psychological effects of conservative Christianity: Go to http://www.salon.com/2014/11/01 Of particular interest, I note the article’s outline of a new “unofficial” diagnostic category (unofficial because it is not (yet?) … Continue reading
Leoben Conoy (Callum Keith Rennie) is by far the most intriguing cylon. A cylon with faith who can see the future… If Jack Van Impe actually knew what he was talking about, he would be the Leoben of televangelists.
As my first post I simply present to you the most heart-breaking image to have ever appeared in a television comedy that thinks religion and psychology together: