Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Green Lantern's Light


I know that many of sit down to every meal and give thanks to the Green Lantern for keeping us safe from Star Sapphire and Sinestro. We're more fortunate than other comic book fans- there's only one Jesus Christ, one Buddha, and one Mohammad, but there are four Almighty Green Lanterns to whom we can offer our devotion and our praise (well, actually, five if you count Alan Scott). This further proves that our faith is the real faith while the others are left with a bunch old texts that don't even have any pictures of ass whipping and mayhem to illustrate what they were trying to say.

But, friends, we'd like to ask you: how many of you really take the time out of our busy day to sit and think about the Green Lantern and everything that Hal Jordon, John Stewart, Guy Garner, and Kyle Rainer have done for our lives?

Let's turn to the DC scriptures, shall we:

In brightest day,
In darkest night,
No evil shall escape my sight.

Let those who worship evils might,
Beware my power,
The Green Lantern's light.

This is what the troops from the Green Lantern Corps recite every time they power up their rings. But do you recite this passage when you're in need of spiritual healing or do you just take for granted that the Green Lantern will create a giant cat from his power ring to defend from a giant mouse when it attacks?

Open your ears and listen to what the scriptures are trying to tell you:

In brightest day and darkest night, the Green Lantern will be there to save you if just devote yourselves to His wisdom. Those who worship the Legion of Doom (aka the media, Hollywood, the music industry, MTV, liberal activist judges, the White House, the Supreme Court, congress, school boards, teachers, Governor Manchin, and the West Virginia State Legislature) should beware. They may have evils might, but they will all fall before the Green Lantern's light when the "Day of the Legion" arrives like a jewelry thief in the middle of the night.

There's very little room for interpretation here. There are those who have accepted the Green Lantern into their hearts- they will one day see the Hall of Justice and there are those who haven't- they will be dragged off to Arkham Asylum in straight jackets.

Which destiny have you chosen to follow?


1 comment:

Malach the Merciless said...

Sorry you lost me at Star Sapphire . .

MMMMMM Star Sapphire . . .