[Here’s the DC Comics depiction of Lucifer Morningstar. The Devil’s gone all suave–Linda Blair would never recognize him.]
I suppose it was bound to happen someday: a new TV series with Satan, the Devil, as the protagonist.
Libs love to blame Fox News for tricking people into being conservatives when otherwise we would all just naturally be progressives, blah-blah, fart-noise. But if Fox News is part of any kind of conservative enterprise on the part of the Fox Corporation, I would like to know just what it is they’re conserving.
In the new series, Lucifer Morningstar, the Devil has retired as the manager of Hell and gone on to open a nightclub in Los Angeles.( http://www.christianpost.com/news/one-million-moms-says-new-fox-tv-series-lucifer-mocks-the-bible-starts-petition-urging-for-shows-cancellation-139742/) Here you know it’s fantasy: the real Devil would have made a beeline for Washington, D.C., where all his friends are.
Did you know this TV show is based on an already existing comic book? DC Comics is the proud producer of Lucifer Morningstar, the comic book ( http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Lucifer_Morningstar_%28New_Earth%29 ). What can I say but Aquaman, come back, all is forgiven?
Some Christian groups are already protesting Fox’s plan to air this series. I don’t know that it’s any more spiritually toxic than so much else that’s already out there. Making the Devil the center of the story–oh, well, John Milton did that long ago. Portraying Old Nick sympathetically, that’s been done, too.
This show will be just one more little lump of coal to Newcastle. If Fox pulls it, there’ll still be plenty of filth left to watch, including stuff that’s actually more devilish than Lucifer Morningstar would probably prove to be.
Still, when it comes to cleaning up the culture, we have to start somewhere, and here is as good a place as any.
But I would rather Christian artists and story-tellers create work that’s so much better than the dreck that it just elbows it off the shelves.