I have been watching the X-men movies and it has sparked some questions in my mind. Say it happened. Say humans began mutating in the same manor of the X-men. How do you think we would respond? How would the government respond? How would the Church respond? Would it be like in the movies? Would we treat them as outcasts and as “dangers” to us all?
Would kids fantasize about developing mutant powers or would they dread it? Would mutants take over the world or would they be just like normal humans, some good, some bad? Would the good ones fight the bad ones and destroy whole islands? Who would pay for the stuff they broke? Where did Charles Xavier get the money to build the mansion, the X-jet, and Cerebro? Why didn’t they just kill Magneto? Would there be a scale, like if you are a level 4 and up, you must be registered or somehow contained?
Would the church recognize them as “humans” that is, with a soul? Would the church even admit there were mutants or would then say it was just “environmental”? Or maybe they would claim it was demonic.
How would you respond? Would you accept them? Would you let your kids go over to the mutants house? Would you let your child go to a school where they were taught by mutants?
What would you do if you developed mutant powers? would you use them for evil or for good? Would you try to be a normal person or would you try to do more good since you have been given more ability?
Oh, and by the way, I am totally serious. This isn’t supposed t be a funny blog. I really want you to think about how you would respond if your next door neighbor could mow his lawn with out touching the mower. Or if your pastor could read your mind. Or if your thirteen year old son could walk through walls. How would you react? Would you support them or suppress them? Think about it. It is more applicable to our lives than you may realize.