How "Avengers: Infinity War" Perfectly Illustrates the Fall of Man

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The film that shows us how fake we really are.

By Revelation Solate

I have not seen Avengers: Infinity War. I have no plans to.

Yet I run a website, which according to every other website in existence (at the time of writing) apparently means forcing some take on the film that marginally fits our Mission Statement.

To be fair, JUSTGODJUST's Mission Statement is, partially, to find the symmetries and inconsistencies between faith and everyday life. So an article about the philosophical concepts present in Infinity War would be right up our alley in the robust Pop Culture section.

  I can see it now: "Thanos vs. God: The Meaning of Omnipotence"

I can see it now: "Thanos vs. God: The Meaning of Omnipotence"

But, to be honest, what website Mission Statement isn't some vague collection of buzzwords meaning "We will cover the most culturally relevant news for clicks if it kills us"? (TIME Magazine champions the statement: "Innovation- It's in our DNA", whatever the God-green hell that means.)

We at JUSTGODJUST are as guilty as the rest. Our very first article was pushed out quickly to capitalize on the Black Panther craze.

  "Please Stop Wishing Wakanda Was Real" was the first JUSTGODJUST article ever published, and it was pushed out quickly in order to capitalize on the "Black Panther" craze. The very    launch date    of the site was based on this hype.

"Please Stop Wishing Wakanda Was Real" was the first JUSTGODJUST article ever published, and it was pushed out quickly in order to capitalize on the "Black Panther" craze. The very launch date of the site was based on this hype.

Yet here you are. And here we are. Because this article has a famous Avengers thumbnail and we claim to have something interesting and unique to say about it.

But the fact is, we don't have anything unique to say about it. It's selling a lot. People like it. Hotep Anthony saw the movie. He said it was fine.

Yet JUSTGODJUST and every other publication known to mankind will, for a few weeks more, talk nothing but the flick. I know that my observations are nothing new. Hell, there isn't even much of a solution to this. This has been going on forever, and forever it will be. Consumerism demands new, requires relevant.

  Consumerism demands new, requires relevant. Which I guess was kind of the point of the first "Iron Man".

Consumerism demands new, requires relevant. Which I guess was kind of the point of the first "Iron Man".

And that's just it. I am not proposing a solution or saying much of anything at all. Therefore, you might think this piece, on the whole, is sophomoric and cocky attempt at meta-analysis. Perhaps you've rolled your eyes thinking that I am trying to be oh-so-original and clever, but that the article actually reads like the essay of an arrogant college student first discovering Nietzsche.

Very well then. Let's get to the point.

What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet lose their soul? (Mark 8:36)

That verse perfectly encapsulates the state of consumerism, journalism, news, and media. In our pursuit of gaining the content and attention of the whole world, I suspect we have lost our souls. Thus is the sentence of a fallen human race.

But hey, thanks for the read. Here's an (obligatory) Avengers: Infinity War trailer. Does that help our SEO?

 

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