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The Monstrous God of “Hellbound”

Is “Hellbound” the greatest televised challenge to theistic religion?

Netflix’s “Hellbound”; image from IMDb

When I saw Mike Flannigan’s Midnight Mass (2021), I thought it was perhaps the most powerful sustained criticism of theistic religion I’ve seen in motion pictures. But Netflix has followed up that show with Hellbound (2021), a series that arguably makes for a more direct and powerful challenge…

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Benjamin Cain

Benjamin Cain

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.