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Subj: Esoteric imagery in Superman. Superman = Jesus
Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 at 10:02:41 pm EDT (Viewed 7 times)


J.C. is also John Connor of the Terminator franchise, whose sole purpose is to save humanity from a mechanized menace known as Skynet. The savior archetype is Krypton’s Kal-El, the only begotten son of Jor-El and Lara Lor-Van, who is sent to planet Earth to save its inhabitants from themselves by using supernatural godlike abilities while defeating evil, thus transforming him into Superman. In 1978’s Superman, the Man of Steel (Christopher Reeve, 1952-2004) miraculously resurrects the dead by returning life to Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) who has died during an earthquake. Superman’s archenemy, Lex Luthor, echoes the name Lucifer qua Satan, who, in the context of John Milton’s (1608-1674) Paradise Lost (1667), is the chief antagonist battling God. Luthor, like Lucifer, is a wise and aloof light bearer (cf. enlightenment, wisdom) who uses his genius to thwart Superman at any chance he is given mirroring Satan’s attempts to undermine God. Carrying this symbolism forward, in the latest Superman film (as of the writing of this book) titled Man of Steel (2013), Superman is constantly referred to as humankind’s savior but, like Jesus, does not use his powers until his early thirties. At one point, Superman (Henry Cavill) is told by a hologram-conscious projection of his father Jor-El (Russell Crowe) to save the earth, causing Superman to exit General Zod’s (Michael Shannon) ship cruciform while the sun (cf. Light of the World) shines behind him. A stained glass image of Jesus can be seen behind Kal-El (Clark Kent) when he sits in a church conversing with a local pastor. Later, while in custody, Superman tells Dr. Emil Hamilton (Richard Schiff) that he is 33 years old which was Christ’s age at the time of his crucifixion. Furthermore, Kal-El echoes the solar attributes of Jesus Christ (Chapter I) when Jor-El tells his son, “They will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall.


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