“Lord, how they’ve changed it in our ‘parlors’ these days. Christ is one of the ‘family’ now. I often wonder if God recognizes His own son the way we’ve dressed him up, or is it dressed him down?” (81)
|Christianity and Biblical allusions, so common in our society today, have vanished in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.|
| “Had he ever seen a fireman that didn’t have
black hair, black brows, a fiery face, and a blue-steel shaved by unshaved
Biblical allusions are used to influence the readers' opinions of the characters and to cut a line between the good and evil.
|“Shut up, thought Montag. Consider the lilies
of the field.
‘Denham’s Dentifrice.’” (78)
The clamour of society shuts out any religious or deeper thinking
| “We’re all sheep who have strayed at times”
We can see how the men in control have twisted the Bible to fit their means--the orginal meanings have been lost.