Originally Posted by Smashlilman
If its just a hand full of hippy pagan types no one will care. The only way religious people would be upset if they made it seem like normal every day people abandoned there faith a started worshiping Thor.
That reminds me the Captain America line in The Avengers sure went over well with the Religious crowd.
Natasha Romanoff: I'd sit this one out, Cap.
Steve Rogers: I don't see how I can.
Natasha Romanoff: These guys come from legend, Captain. They're basically gods.
Steve Rogers: There's only one God, ma'am, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't dress like *that.*
(Thunderous Applause, Cheers, and Whistles)
Like I've said before, I don't feel like I personally have a good sense for to what people will or will not take offense.
I think there are some who would like to see only their own point of view represented, but there are far more people want to not be charicatured or mocked. I wouldn't say that I'm in that "Religious crowd" to which you refer, but I actually really like this line from Captain America. I think it captures well both an element of his character and an attribute of the time from which he came, a time in which he is still living, to some extent. (There are some deleted scenes from The Avengers that brings this out further.)
As it happens, I just got done reading a Captain America compilation that we have lying around the house (because interlibrary loan is so slow about bringing me Simonson's run). This is from Stan Lee's intro. (Sorry it's lengthy, but it's Stan Lee, y'know? And this is the version I've edited.)
[Captain America is] the personification of the old-fashioned virtues that have made America what it is today--and no cracks, hear? He's the straight-thinking, straight-shooting, straight-talking type of straight-arrow guy we all tried to emulate in a much simpler, squarer, less complicated era. . . .Yep, in the time that C.A. first appeared on the comicbook horizon, it was still in fashion to be intensely patriotic, to be proud of one's country, to talk it up for democracy
I feel the line you highlighted has that same vibe.