Sunday, 3 February 2013

A superior class of metaphysics

... deplorable, nastily over-violent and obscene, often with undue emphasis on the supernatural and magical as a way of solving problems.

The Reverend John Marcus Harston Morris wasn't really describing the Bible here, but talking about contemporary American comics, which he  considered 'skilfully and vividly drawn but morally reprehensible.' His response was to found the iconic Eagle comic which combined skillful and vivid illustration with an ethos of muscular Christianity.

Quote duly filed, along with the story of the anthropologist and the Catholic theologian, under "unconscious irony."