Utopia as the unattainable, dystopia as perspective. Is the concept of Utopia a useful one in the modern world?

Part 1: introduction.   In the modern day, with technology as well developed as it is , there has been an increasing fascination with society in popular culture. Thoughts of what could go wrong, how it may collapse and how it can be improved or at least maintained are rampant. The past 100 years has … More Utopia as the unattainable, dystopia as perspective. Is the concept of Utopia a useful one in the modern world?

The religious connotations shown in the 2013 movie WORLD WAR Z and the deep-rooted apocalyptic fear in contemporary society

In recent years there has been a significant increase in the fascination with popular culture based around the idea of an apocalyptic world that has been over run by a zombie virus, that in effect leaves all of society in a catastrophic state with the remaining human race struggling to stay alive. These zombie movies … More The religious connotations shown in the 2013 movie WORLD WAR Z and the deep-rooted apocalyptic fear in contemporary society

Toy Story 3, Utopias, Dystopias and Religious Messaging

Within contemporary society religious messages and themes can be found within different aspects of popular culture such as movies, television shows, books and songs, however not all of the religious messages and themes are easy to notice. Many writers choose to use subliminal messaging to educate and inform their viewers this subliminal messaging can be … More Toy Story 3, Utopias, Dystopias and Religious Messaging

Is the Christian conception of a Utopia really a Utopia?

There is no doubt that the concept of a utopia has taken many different forms, understandings and definitions. Therefore, it makes a definition of the term not a particularly easy one to arrive at, but is necessary in order to understand the issue that is being addressed. John Hoffman (Hoffman, 2008) writes; “The attempt to … More Is the Christian conception of a Utopia really a Utopia?