Note: In this post, I’m talking about the 2014 version of Godzilla.
The God of the Bible, sometimes, makes no sense.
You don’t have to look for long to find instances of God-approved questionable behavior.*
That questionable behavior, from a being I believe to be real, makes me think about the questionable behavior of a being I believe to be fictional — Godzilla.**
Like God, Godzilla is the human races’ savior. Though, like God, how Godzilla goes about being our savior can leave us scratching our heads.
After all, if you believed in a savior for all of humanity, would you picture them doing this? (Skip to 2:13.)
Well, God kinda did that. (The Book of Genesis, Chapter 7.)
To be clear: I’m not saying that a fictional movie character (Godzilla) is on par with the could-be-real creator of the universe (God). I’m just saying that the words “God” being used to describe them aren’t all that these two have in common. And because of that, I believe that we can use fictional characters like Godzilla to come to a better understand of why God did what He did in the Bible and does what He does today.
Both God and Godzilla:
- Are the savior of the human race.
- Have questionable methods for bringing about our salvation. (For example: A tsunami. A flood.)
- Make us stare, open-mouthed, and go “WTF?”
- Save us. God saves us from Hell, and Godzilla saves us from the MUTOS that we inadvertently brought back to life because we just had to have that sweet, sweet uranium.***
On a related note:
I noticed a number of, for lack of a better term, religious references in the 2014 Godzilla movie.****
Beyond Godzilla being described as “A god, for all intents and purposes,” there’s also:
And a prayer said by a soldier before a mission (watch 0:00 — 0:21):
Thank you for reading my thoughts on God and Godzilla. Two beings that, whether you believe are real or not, have our best interests at heart — even if both make us go:
**Godzilla could be real. 😉
***MUTO = Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism.