Monday, September 10, 2007

Free Will Vs. Predestination

DC Comictician thought of the week:

The Film Geek asks the First Church about predestination vs. free will.

"Does The Batman choose our life path for us, or do we have the freedom to embrace Marvel comics if we want?"

Neither the Batman, Batgirl, Robin, the Teen Titans, or any member of the JLA make our decisions for us. They will guide us if we ask and quite possibly punch one of our enemies in the mouth if we believe hard enough. If we praise them everyday and follow their word, good things are bound to happen to us and bad things are bound to happen to our foes. Now, Jonn Jones does read our minds and knows what we're going to do in advance, but it is still up to us to make the right decisions and follow the path that Batgirl has laid out for us.

There is, however, the problem of the Original Sinister. We are all born with the urge to rob jewelry stores and banks. From our very first breaths, we are devising a plan to commit the master crime. There is no way to escape it. Humans were cast out of Smallville and Gotham City for our sinsters and we must all bear the consequences of those actions.

Gorilla Grodd and Lex Luthor are aware of this which is why they focus their mind control beams on people at random. It is safe to say that 95% of the things you do wrong aren't entirely your fault. Wrong deeds are usually encouraged by the Legion of Doom and some hypnotizing weapon they've devised. But we are responsible to resist these weapons by arming ourselves with the word of the Martian Manhunter and the Justice League of America. We can't very well resist these evil influences with a Spiderman comic book in our hands.

Yes, friends, we can believe in far-fetched stories about an exploding green scientist and false villains like the Magneto and Dr. Doom or we can embrace the man from the planet Krypton and prepare to defend ourselves against real villains like the Joker and the Bug-Eyed Bandit.

The choice is yours so choose wisely if you want to avoid an eternity within the walls of Arkham Asylum.



Muze Euterpe said...

But what about those unfortunate who are raised with only knowledge of Marvel?

They did not have the fortune to know the ways of the JL, and, therefore, have lived for generations believing they could do no better.

They only knew of Spider-man, the Fantastic Four and the Avengers. Is that really a free-will choice?

Elvis Drinkmo said...

Well, Muze, everyone will hear the name of Batman at least once in their lifetime. At that point, they will be able to choose whether or not to accept the Truth and seek out the Hall of Justice.

Anne Johnson said...

What about people who deliberately choose to follow Lex Luthor? Do they, like, try to take over the world, or do they just do little stuff like slaughtering kittens in pentagrams?

Elvis Drinkmo said...

All the sinsters we commit in our lives are equal and we will be held accountable for each of them on the Day of the Legion of Doom.

Only through the JLA can we be redeemed.