Superman: Everyone's Christ
Why Superman is a mirror of Jesus Christ in modern times. My most controversial article of all time...
Recently, in a previous article I drew comparisons between Superman and Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Many of you went into uproar and couldn't see the similarities. Yes, they are subtle and hidden but there are prominent and clear similarities...
First, let us start with the origin. Now depending on the story, the general story is this. A man of great and unimaginable power and wisdom sends his one and only son to a kindly couple incapable of giving birth to a child. They later find out that around time the boy begins to become a child he demonstrates wisdom and tasks beyond that of any mortal man. It is later recognized that this child will grow up to become one of the most powerful and influential man of all time as he stands up against evil. Now, who did I just describe, Superman or Jesus? Don't tell me it is too vague of a story because here is the answer: Its both. Yes the minor details are different because, heck, Superman has been around longer than Jesus's life span.
Still, I find myself coming back to this quote, but this will be up for you to find out whether this was Jor El or the Metatron:
"They can be a great people...they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you my only son".
I can't help but feel the irony in the fact that two Jewish men created a character similar to Jesus in so many ways. But, maybe, just maybe when those two men sat down and thought about a character who will change everything maybe they thought of what they thought their Messiah will be. Maybe they wanted it to be like Jesus. Maybe they did it unintended without realizing it. We will never know. But what we do know is that they created something that will forever represent good and fight the tyranny of men.
"No, the real American has not yet arrived. He is only in the Crucible, I tell you - he will be the fusion of all races, perhaps the coming superman."- Israel Zangwill
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