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Old 11-25-2012, 06:42 PM   #78
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Default Re: Is Superman A Jesus Metaphor?

As a Christian, it's hard for me not to draw parallels between the two. The idea of this immensely powerful being being sent to live among us, choosing to live as one of us, participating in our nature, and using his great abilities selflessly to help us is pretty Christ-like, and those are just things that are intrinsic to the character. Does this mean they should draw these elements out? Maybe, if it helps tell the story. SR tried to draw out Superman as a Christ figure, but never seemed entirely clear about just how he was one and opted for teh symbolismz!, which worked out pretty disappointingly. That doesn't mean it can't be used more effectively, and I'd be delighted to see that happen, but it's not really necessary.

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