Sep 30, 2014

A comic for Calvinism


Golden Rules, a comic book by Seth T. Hahne, is "an argument for the innate depravity of the human soul."

Which is to say: it's about moral philosophy and peeing men.

In an interview with Christ and Pop Culture, Gregory Allen Thornbury, president of The King's College in New York, says this is also an excellent example of evangelical use of art. He says,
It is a very arresting way of getting people's attention to think about this sort of pervasive, never-ending culture of soft narcissism that does not attend to daily habits. And in our daily habits are all the things that add up to culture.
Golden Rules is didactic. It doesn't tell a story that disguises an argument. It makes an argument. Interestingly, this ends up making it seem less didactic than it otherwise might.

There do not seem to be plans for comics to complete the old Calvinist acronym TULIP, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, Perseverance of the Saints. The comic for T, however, which is an argument based on the "public space" of toilets, can be purchased at Hahne's comics review site, Good Ok Bad.