Heroes: Batman~Beware the Darkness

Batman is one of DC’s most popular characters. And if there’s any doubt, just take a peek in the DC section of any store that sells comics. On average, at least half of their content contains Batman materials, with Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and the other characters of DC combined filling the other half of the shelves. Yet, though Batman is perhaps the bread and butter of DC, he’s also one of the darkest. Therefore, why does Batman have such a following?

For some, they admire Batman, because he is just as human as they are, yet he is able to stand his own against foes that cause even Superman strife. Additionally, his cleverness, quick wit, and detective skills have made him a beneficial asset to the League in their mission to provide justice to all. However, there are also many who admire the Dark Knight, because he is more risqué than the other heroes. Continue reading

Like a Moth

Most people do not like bugs. Just the word makes them squirm and remark with, “Gross!” There are only a handful of these creepy crawlies that the average person likes, such as ladybugs, praying mantises, and the colorful butterfly. However, many do not like their close relative–the moth. True, their larvae do dine on clothes, but there are some moths, like the luna moth, that are just as beautiful, if arguably not more, than their cousins.

One interesting thing about moths, is how they’re attracted to light. Not only to porch lights, but even to bug zappers and to campfires. Moths are so attracted to bright light, they will follow it even if it kills them. Scientists have some theories of why these insects have this bizarre behavior, believing they may possibly use the moon to navigate and these other light sources throw off this instinct; however, they are only theories, with scientists still searching for the answer to this mystery.

There is a phrase that is connected to this behavior, “like a moth to a flame,” which describes dangerous behaviors, such as greed, lust, and gambling. However, what if we look at this phrase from another perspective? What would it be like, if we were willing to chase after God like how a moth chases light? Not merely satisfied in seeing Him from a distance or reading descriptions about Him, but truly desiring to get close and personal with Him? even if it causes us physical harm, or even, forfeit our lives? Continue reading