Tolkien & the Jews

J.R.R. Tolkien’s best work was not The Lord of the Rings, it was far and away The Silmarillion. A compendium biblical in proportions and essence, it starts with a creation myth similar to the one found in the Old Testament. If you have not read the book but are interested in mythic writing, I would…


There Is a Guilt

A guilt we all have for the fact that we must consume to live. This guilt, absent theological foundation, becomes a poison very quickly: Because we are exploiters, by our nature. Science fiction movies in which an alien race has come and suck out all of the resources of a planet only to leave it…