Worldviews of Captain America, Civil War

Super Heroes Dominate the Box Office


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May 31, 2016

Captain America, X-Men, Dead Pool, and the Super Heroes are dominating the Box Office in 2016. But. . .why is that? What is it about super heroes and extreme fantasy that attacks the modern man? There seems to less and less congruence between reality and the fantasy preferred by the worldwide market for film. Worldviews will ride under the surface, and hardly one in a hundred will self-consciously realize what they are watching. That's what makes this pretty dangerous for Christian families. Here we take apart Captain America - Civil War, ripping out the concrete and identifying the footers undergirding these stories. We point out what the other movie reviewers will miss - the determinsim-indeterminism tension, the post-modern rejection of reality, and the horns of the dilemma offered between anarchy and tyranny.

About Your Host, Kevin Swanson

Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Since graduating from his homeschool and then serving as student body president of a large west coast university, he has gone on to other leadership positions in corporate management, church, and other non-profits.