I know what you’re thinking: Don’t go there. The Netflix hit Don’t Look Up is a political satire and an allegory for climate change. There is no Christian subtext.
Ok, the movie obviously wasn’t written by a baptist studio, an evangelical media startup, or Kirk Cameron. It was written by a liberal comedian. And the idea of a random comet hitting earth and destroying all human life for no reason contrasts with the end-times beliefs of most Christians, not to mention the disbelief in climate change by many—but not all—evangelicals.
Remember Saved by the Bell? Maybe you remember it like this.
Zack Morris is an incorrigible student who wields his charm in and out of trouble. He’s the student struggling to be himself at school by conforming to all the rules that keep him from being such a charming ball of mischief. The show could exist without any of the characters, except for Morris, because what kid doesn’t want to get away with, well, whatever they want?
But there’s another character the show couldn’t be without: Mr. Belding. Continue reading →