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The Telescope: Geek Culture & Faith


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Jun 2, 2018

Matt discusses Amazon's new Middle Earth TV show in light of the ending of The Hobbit: Battle of 5 Armies. It seems very likely that Legolas had interactions with Aaragorn before the events of Lord of the Rings. This episode also digs into other potential plot items available for Amazon's writers to use. 

http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Legolas

http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Aragorn

Science Segment 

An academic paper recently speculated that perhaps life on earth arrived in frozen ice on astroids that fell on the early earth

https://evolutionnews.org/2018/05/with-new-theory-of-the-cambrian-explosion-scientists-reach-literally-for-the-stars/

 

The Telescope

Tolkien's Middle Earth is imbued with a spiritual dimension. This and it's good and evil dichotomy make it a ripe for drawing parallels to Christianity. In particular, the elements of prophecy correlate strongly.