Unfortunately, I haven’t seen the original, only the modern one, and the one that had Mothra and whatever that pterodactyl monster was. I wonder if you can consider that an anti-trinity? However, Xeno, I think you meant the book of Hosea. I’m not sure how to got them confused though.
I heard once that the original Godzilla had some minor anti-American inspiration... However I like Nate’s take a little bit better. However, you forget that the Japanese name is Gojira
, which doesn’t actually have anything to do with God. Now, if we consider Genesis 1:26: “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth
.’” Now my interpretation of this verse has always been that humans have a responsibility to be caretakers of the earth. We are to use it, not misuse or abuse it. But as we rebelled against God, so the earth rebels against us. To me, Godzilla is a metaphor for sin’s actual affect on the earth. Not only has it turned into a monster, but it has done so by taking our devices (radiation) to strike against us. Again, what’s missing here is the reminder that in order to overcome this devil, we need God.
Now, to get back on topic (because I’m pretty certain we’re supposed to be discussing songs on here, not films), I also wrote a little on the spiritual meaning I see in my favorite song from middle school (before I even discovered contemporary Christian music). It’s Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield
. Lyrics are here.
O course it has a special meaning to me because I’ve wanted to be a writer for so long. But the song's meaning is about writing one’s life story. She’s ‘undefined, with the ending unplanned.’ This connects to the omniscience of God, who ‘forming us from the inward parts (Psalm 139)’ knows exactly what our life story is, how it will end on earth, and our goings beyond. But it doesn’t feel like that to us. Because, here, right here on earth and now in the present, we can’t see ahead. It’s just like a blank page. Sometimes this can be terrifying. But Bedingfield’s take is optimistic. Unwritten speaks about embracing the fact that we’re going through life, part of God’s grand book. When we are at our times of great need, all we have to do is,
“Open up the dirty window
Let the Sun illuminate the words that you could not find.”