The recent movie Noah (2014) casts Tubal-Cain as the antagonist, organizing an army to take the Ark.
Whether in the tales of ancient heroes like Alexander the Great and Caesar Augustus or in our portrayals of today’s characters, like Barak Obama and Steve Jobs, our shared mythology teaches us that history is made by larger-than-life individuals, people who make earth-shattering decisions on a world stage.
But ISIS is different. It aims to be a state on the world stage and uses a Western name for its territory–the Levant. ISIS isn’t subverting Western dominance. It’s confronting it head on.