"LOST" fansI'd love start a thread on the seemingly numerous Biblical parallels in Lost (ABC). * At first I planned to wait until the series was over, but I'm worried that the writers may take a...

"LOST" fans

I'd love start a thread on the seemingly numerous Biblical parallels in Lost (ABC).

* At first I planned to wait until the series was over, but I'm worried that the writers may take a surprise ending and in so doing, eliminate several possibilities they seem to be working toward.

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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You might want to think about the way in which the agents of redemption are actually criminals or the ne'er do wells of society, just as in the same way that Jesus seemed to have more success with the Pharisees and tax collectors and those called "sinners" of his day. I must admit though that I got annoyed with Lost. What is the point? Please?!

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Lori Steinbach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I'm not a huge "Lost" fan by any means, but it seems to me there are as many reasons to support the series not being some kind of Christian allegory.  Primarily, there is no Savior.  Those who come to the island have no intention of saving them, and those on the island are mere humans and can not be seen in the same light as a Savior sent to save.  This is a setting which invites parallels, I know--an island, danger, need for rescue, good and evil, "Lost"--but so do lots of other things.  I'm all for allegory and parallels, but this seems like a stretch to me.

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lynn30k | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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I like this thread idea  :)  It has seemed like Lost has become a story of a battle between good and evil, with the prize being not the island, but the world. The war is being played out by Jacob and smoke-guy on the smaller battlefield of the island. Smoke-guy appears to have once been a "chosen" person of Jacob, now in direct conflict. Jacob, or at least one form of him, has been killed--but we know he is still around. So yes, I am enjoying symbolism and I'm not even religious!

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Well, there is definitely the "savior" aspect...the list of people who are candidates to save the island and the people on it.  However, they are taking so many twists and turns that I find I am getting annoyed with it.  Of course, that may just be because I have so many papers waiting to be graded and I am suffering from the end-of-the-year pressure that teaching seniors tends to bring.  Sigh.

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epollock | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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If you have to wait until the end of the series, then are you suggesting that there may be, in the end, no real Biblical allusions, or something that was misinterpreted? If there are any Biblical parallels, then they should be apparent, whether the series is coming to an end or not.

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