Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Call of Cthulhu (2005)


An excerpt of a review recently posted on Schaeffer's Ghost:
For Lovecraft, the world is a horrible place, full of hidden knowledge and dark forces. The human race stands on the brink of disaster, and the only thing keeping us all from panic and despair is ignorance of our true circumstances. [...] 
For Christians, there is a kernel of truth hidden among the nihilistic weeds of Lovecraft’s worldview. We know that there is a powerful enemy set on the destruction and domination of mankind. [...] “His craft and power are great, / and, armed with cruel hate on earth is not his equal.”  [...] If we truly understood our predicament, we would cower in hopeless terror before the forces of darkness, as millions before us have done.

Lovecraft is not wrong about our situation. He sees something that we all too often miss. He understands the problem—we are opposed by ancient, malevolent beings who want nothing more than to completely enslave and obliterate the human race, and we are powerless to defend ourselves. 
But for Christians, that’s not the end of the story. Not by a long shot.
Full review available here.

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