Bob is pretty fascinated with the superhero phenom in our culture. At the time of this writing, we just returned last night from a date (yes, couples should still date after 36 years…) to the local theatre where we saw Captain America-Civil War. No spoiler alert in case you’re one of the handful who hasn’t seen it, but as the title implies, it’s the flick in the interminable series where the supers duke it out against each other.
I guess they haven’t read that part about “a house divided against itself…”
Anyway, as a society we congregate over these fantasies for several reasons, some more ominous than others. In fact, a good blogging buddy of mine, Oneta at Sweet Aroma, left me this comment:
“And while we build supermen in the sky, on earth we live so far below what God has available for us.”
Why do so many of us always finding ourselves rooting for the underdog? In the movies, our novels and songs, and even in history throughout the ages the various forms of David and Goliath draw out our emotionally inherent cries of “YES!”
Not sure I can adequately answer that one, but I’m glad the halls of heroes are stacked with heralded names of venerable underdogs like Harry Truman and Abe Lincoln, to name a few.
Here’s another one that I’ve added to my list of favorites: Johann Gutenberg.