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Man Of Steel: The Top 20 Reasons Why Superman Is Jesus
Metro.co.uk ^ | June 11, 2013 | METRO

Posted on 06/11/2013 3:55:55 PM PDT by Biggirl

s it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Jesus. Everyone knows Superman is just a thinly veiled treatise on the life of the Son of God, but by Kryptonite does new Supes movie Man of Steel hammer that message home. Well, Jesus WAS a carpenter. I caught up with director Zack Synder in Los Angeles to find out why Kal-El has so much religious baggage.

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TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: comics; hollywood; jesus; manofsteel; superhero; superheroes; superman

1 posted on 06/11/2013 3:55:56 PM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

The two Jewish men who created Superman based him on Moses, not Jesus.


2 posted on 06/11/2013 3:59:33 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Bryanw92

Of course.


3 posted on 06/11/2013 4:01:55 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: Biggirl

To the headline: oh good grief.


4 posted on 06/11/2013 4:02:23 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: svcw

Well that even took me by surprise.


5 posted on 06/11/2013 4:03:42 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

It wasn’t Jesus or Moses I saw in a commercial for the new movie “Man of Steel” it was a frame depicting George Reeves over the face of the current star. Can’t for the life of me imagine why they did that.


6 posted on 06/11/2013 4:04:02 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Biggirl

I read a review from a NYC metro critic who was whining about the ‘9-11’ imagery in the film because Superman and Zod knock a few buildings over in the heat of battle...a good old city-destroying fight is what fans have been waiting for since the 70’s. It’s a MOVIE, for pete’s sake...


7 posted on 06/11/2013 4:07:28 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Bryanw92
The two Jewish men who created Superman based him on Moses, not Jesus.

Superman seems to be more like some of the judges, especially Samson, who had supernatural powers as well as a weakness for women.

8 posted on 06/11/2013 4:08:18 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Biggirl

This was the same in the first Christopher Reeve Superman movie. The script even has Marlon Brando saying, “I give them my only son”...

Also, there is the part where, like Jesus, he goes away at around 17 years old and comes back in his 30’s.


9 posted on 06/11/2013 4:10:00 PM PDT by Fledermaus (The Republican Party is dead. Let's not pretend otherwise.)
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To: Fiji Hill

>>Superman seems to be more like some of the judges, especially Samson, who had supernatural powers as well as a weakness for women.

Yeah. It was the Superman origin story that was based on Moses.


10 posted on 06/11/2013 4:11:04 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Biggirl

Oh good grief!

How about Wonder Woman, then?


11 posted on 06/11/2013 4:15:31 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Bryanw92

I know that the guy that first put the Batman comic book character was of Jewish heritage, I believe his last name was Kane, never knew the two guys who put Superman together based him on Moses. Amazing.


12 posted on 06/11/2013 4:21:11 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: All

Bear with the missing “I”. The copy and pasting did not pick it up.


13 posted on 06/11/2013 4:22:16 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Where did Jerry Siegel and/or Joe Shuster ever say what they based their Superman creation on?


14 posted on 06/11/2013 4:38:44 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: jeffc

Good question.


15 posted on 06/11/2013 4:39:39 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: All

This could be of interest:

http://www.adherents.com/lit/comics/comic_book_religion.html


16 posted on 06/11/2013 4:42:55 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: jeffc

Found some more futher info, about the two guys who put Superman together.

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/superman.html


17 posted on 06/11/2013 4:50:40 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl
There is/was some speculation that Siegel created Superman using his father as a model. His father was killed in 1932 in a store robbery, so a man who is indestructible to bullets, etc. would make sense there.

Furthermore, the first iteration (1932) of Superman was as an evil super genius, but was changed in 1933 to a good guy (after his father was killed). This makes sense to me.

18 posted on 06/11/2013 5:11:07 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Biggirl
Everyone knows Superman is just a thinly veiled treatise on the life of the Son of God....I caught up with director Zack Synder in Los Angeles to find out why Kal-El has so much religious baggage.

Superman isn't the only superhero with religious baggage:

"God exists, and he's American" is the judgment of Dr. Milton Glass, fictional nuclear physicist from the acclaimed Alan Moore-Dave Gibbons comic Watchmen, when he learns that Jon Osterman, has come back from the dead. Osterman disputes Glass's judgment, but the new deity's protest rings as hollow as his promise of fealty to his first girlfriend....this critic could not help but notice that Dr. Manhattan is very close to the Mormon concept of God....I highly doubt that Moore had Mormonism in mind when he breathed life into Dr. Manhattan. Still, it's remarkable how much America's most ambitious comic book and its most ambitious religion share in common.
-- from the thread God Exists, and He's Mormon

19 posted on 06/11/2013 6:46:20 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Biggirl

Uh ... no. I’ve never compare Superman to Jesus. What is this author smoking?


20 posted on 06/11/2013 7:20:19 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: al_c

Do a comment over in the publication.


21 posted on 06/12/2013 12:19:43 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

I’ve often wondered as to why Superman was chosen as the character’s name. Was Jerry Siegel reading Friedrich Nietzsche?


22 posted on 06/12/2013 11:47:25 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Biggirl

Another thing to chew on: Superman’s arch-foe was a man named Luther.


23 posted on 06/12/2013 11:49:13 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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