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Knight

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Capdanamerica

Subj: More like Superman = Moses
Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 at 11:55:37 am EDT (Viewed 185 times)
Reply Subj: Esoteric imagery in Superman. Superman = Jesus
Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 at 10:02:41 pm EDT (Viewed 7 times)

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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.


I'll never understand why these people who make these Superman movies and TV shows think Superman is anything like Jesus. He simply is NOT and never will be. He has far more in common with Moses than he ever will with Jesus. But don't take it from me, take it from this guy:

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/04/superman-is-not-jesus.html





It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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