Cannibals, Zombies and murderers; Oh my! This world and the people in it, have we ever been civil? Recently, I was stunned to hear of two cases of cannibalism, right here in the U.S., and one happened in my home state of Maryland. http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-06-02/news/bs-md-maryland-cannibal-morgan-response-20120602_1_morgan-state-student-campus-shooting-rotc
Who can know where another cannibal might arise?
There comes to my mind no reason for a human to eat another human's flesh, except, and even here we may cross boundaries, in the case of starvation. The dismissal of thought in consuming our own kind is a segment of what sets us apart from the animals. The recent trend in fantasy creatures, such as vampires, werewolves, witches, zombies and the like have sensationalized the supernatural world, and stimulated interest to a point where those who are already corruptible, may latch onto, and act out on suppressed behaviors.
The notion of zombies derives from Voodoo, and though originally West African, it has since carried over to Haiti and the Caribbean, and now the states? I believe this is a part of a religion; a black arts, and perhaps now Wiccan religion/s make use of spells to create zombies. This, zombism, is not a plaything, let me explain. First, you will need to have an open mind, and open to the possibility to the existence of God, now if that is possible for you then you must give plausibilitybto the existence of Satan. From God, angels, and men were created. From God's angels one named Lucifer decided he wanted to be like God, having absolute power, and persuading one third of the heavenly hosts he descended to earth and corrupted the first two humans, Adam and Eve.
Curiosity or Corruption
This resurgence, if it may be called that, of cannibalism and zombism, may be hopefully just morbid curiosity. What I do know is that cannibalism has been around perhaps since the beginning of time and as for zombies, I'm not so sure that they are real or have ever even existed, but, being limited in knowledge to what I hear of or read, who would possibly know for sure.
Re-animation seems to have had its heyday back in the 1940s, between the Nazis and the Soviets, many experiments were performed on those held against their will, all in the name of science and power.Today, you can view films that were produced mainly as propaganda, and watch a dog's severed head become revived through tubes carrying liquids/gases? attached to its neck. (Soviets)
Thinking back to Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" (1818), I wonder how much thought was given to re-creating life, and exactly how would that re-animated life change from its previous time upon the earth. Another gem of a story comes from Steven King, his "Pet Sematary" of 1983, surely shows us how bad the re-animated human can become, if of course there is anything human left. But these are mere stories are they not?
Mary Shelley's monster
Stephen King's movie "Pet Sematary"
Voodoo, a religion
There are two primary sorts of Voodoo.
- Rada. This is a family spirit Voodoo and the Voodoo of the relatively peaceful and happy lwa.
- Petro. (In some areas called Congo.) This is a black magic Voodoo and the Voodoo of angry, mean and nasty lwa. Dangerous things happen in Petro including death curses, the making of zombi and wild sexual orgies SPECIAL NOTE By virtually all scholarly estimates one can find, Rada accounts for about 95% of Voodoo, if not more. Thus the spectacular tales of black magic, while very real, are extremely limited. Petro is not the typical Voodoo, but it does exist. It is less clear how to describe Petro. There are no "devils" in Voodoo, but Petro cultivates the evil or at least angry spirits.
It is less clear how to describe Petro. There are no "devils" in Voodoo, but Petro cultivates the evil or at least angry spirits.
- Enquiry into Zombies (issei takehara) - Academia.edu
A very in depth look into the Voodoun religion of Petro Voodoo, and the details of Zombism amongst other things.
Weekend at Bernie's
Resurrections in the Bible, not zombies
There were miracles performed in the time before Jesus came into this world, during his time here, and then his own resurrection.Two of his apostles also were able to re-animate those who had died by calling on the name of Jesus. Here is a list and the appropriate scripture verse that describes the resurrections.
The widow's son by Elijah (1 Kings 17:21-24)
The Shunammite's son by Elisha (2 Kings 4:32-35).
A man whose body had been placed in Elisha's tomb (2 Kings 13:20-21).
Lazarus by Jesus Christ (John 11:43-44).
The widow’s son by Jesus. (Luke 7:12-17)
A number of people at the moment of the death of Jesus Christ (Matthew 27:51-53)
The daughter of Jairus by Jesus (Mk 5:39-40)
Eutychus raised back to life through Paul after he fell out of a third-floor window (Acts 20:9-12).
Tabitha by Peter (Acts 9:36-43)
Clearly there is a real belief in the existence of zombies or at least in the ability to conjure forth one through spells or attempts scientifically and/or medically.
My thoughts on all this are what good can come from zombism? What happens to the undead, when they really die, and what happens to those who try to administer spells to bring forth zombies?
Lots to think about.