- Jan 28, 2020
Eight years ago, “Game of Thrones” began on HBO and the worlds of water-cooler conversations, fire-breathing dragons and social media haven’t been the same since. To say it’s been a wild ride is the least of it.
In a nod to ‘Game of Thrones,’ is Pope Francis’s papacy capable of “breaking the wheel” of Vatican bureaucracy?
Paul Bentley, best known for playing the High Septon on HBO’s Game of Thrones, found a document Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was forced to sign in 1925 affirming Church teaching.
A recent survey showed what people of faith prefer to watch on television. However, it did not break out favorite shows within particular faith groups, so there’s no way of knowing — at least not yet — what Catholics may prefer.
The BBC production of “Gunpowder,” centers on the Gunpowder Plot’s mastermind, Robert Catesby, played by “Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington. In 1605, militant Catholics attempted to blow up King James I and his parliament. In a pamphlet reprinted in 2016, England’s Catholic Church adamantly denied any clergy were involved in the plot and insisted Catholics had all “vehemently condemned and repudiated the crime.”
Christians are taught to see signs of God’s truth in creation, but what about “Game of Thrones”? Game of Thrones is what can happen when the thin veneer of civilization is removed. In short, it’s an experience of what being mugged by fallen reality looks like. It’s a reminder of what’s possible when we forget our higher natures.