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The Telescope: Geek Culture & Faith


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Aug 22, 2018

Matt opens with some trivia about Sir Christopher Lee, who was the narrator of Children of Hurin and a devout Tolkien fan. The science segment discusses an article from science news.org that details what it would take to naturally produce dragon fire. The article was inspired by a tweet by Elon Musk that said the entrepreneur wanted to build a cybernetic dragon. The feature content is a relatively spoiler-free review of J.R.R. Tolkien's Children of Hurin. Was Hurin cursed by Morgoth, or did Hurin curse himself and Morgoth merely foresee it? That question is explored in the final segment. It's easy to blame people and situations for cursing us. Ephesians 4 commands believers to renew the spirit of their minds. Our thoughts can be our prisons. A change in thought and attitude goes a long way in breaking us free from things that we perceive as cursing us, things that ultimately become self-fulfilling prophecies.