Skip to comments.Man Of Steel: The Top 20 Reasons Why Superman Is Jesus
Posted on 06/11/2013 3:55:55 PM PDT by Biggirl
s it a bird? Is it a plane? No, its 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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The two Jewish men who created Superman based him on Moses, not Jesus.
To the headline: oh good grief.
Well that even took me by surprise.
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.
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...
Superman seems to be more like some of the judges, especially Samson, who had supernatural powers as well as a weakness for women.
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.
>>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.
Oh good grief!
How about Wonder Woman, then?
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.
Bear with the missing “I”. The copy and pasting did not pick it up.
Where did Jerry Siegel and/or Joe Shuster ever say what they based their Superman creation on?
This could be of interest:
Found some more futher info, about the two guys who put Superman together.
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.
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
Uh ... no. I’ve never compare Superman to Jesus. What is this author smoking?
Do a comment over in the publication.
I’ve often wondered as to why Superman was chosen as the character’s name. Was Jerry Siegel reading Friedrich Nietzsche?
Another thing to chew on: Superman’s arch-foe was a man named Luther.