Monday, May 26, 2014


Well, they’ve finally introduced time travel into the X-Men movies with X-Men: Days of Future Past, which I reviewed for Aleteia this week. That means the movies can now be as utterly confusing as the books. Hooray! On the positive side, there was no Gambit this time around. Sorry, I know the 90s thought he was cool, but I just missed the Gambit boat entirely. Alas, word is Channing Tatum is probably going to play the character in future movies, but at least for right now, we’re free of Gambit’s ridiculous loser Cajun self. What, is that uncharitable? Hey, even Professor X thinks he’s lame. Just watch and see. (Warning: slight profanity and general rudeness alert.)

Definitely a dysfunctional workplace, wouldn’t you say? I guess neither Gambit nor Professor X are experts on the Fourth Commandment. What’s that, you ask? Doesn’t the fourth commandment just tell us to honor our parents? Well, yes, but we have to remember that The Ten Commandments are much more than just a set of moral sound bytes.

As the Catechism reminds us, the principals inherent in the Fourth Commandment also cover other relationships which have one party in a position of authority, including the employer/employee relationship. It states, “God's fourth commandment also enjoins us to honor all who for our good have received authority in society from God. It clarifies the duties of those who exercise authority as well as those who benefit from it… It extends to the duties of pupils to teachers, employees to employers, subordinates to leaders, citizens to their country, and to those who administer or govern it. This commandment includes and presupposes the duties of parents, instructors, teachers, leaders, magistrates, those who govern, all who exercise authority over others or over a community of persons.”

Oh well, even if the Professor takes all this stuff about the Fourth Commandment to heart, I suppose it’s too late to do poor ol’ Gambit any good (which doesn’t really bother me, if I’m being honest). Maybe it’ll help out the next person in his office, though. I mean, Shatterstar and Longshot can’t be too far behind, can they?

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