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Subj: Re: I tend to agree with a lot of what bd2999 said....
Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 at 01:49:45 pm EST (Viewed 14 times)
Reply Subj: I tend to agree with a lot of what bd2999 said....
Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 at 11:02:49 am EST (Viewed 22 times)

    I think if Marvel are genuinely going to give Sentry the powers of Jehova/Yahweh/Allah then that is going to upset a lot of people. I think they were wrong in Thor 301 when they had him fighting Shiva and showe a limit to a God's power that is worshipped by millions of people in the world today. If they go down the route you seem to be implying with Sentry then it would be very unwise (particualrly considering they are now owned by Disney).

That's a good point about Shiva. While I can see how an American writer with little knowledge of Hinduism could see Shiva as just another god in a larger pantheon, Shiva is the supreme God of that religion and worshipped by nearly a billion people. We set clear rules regarding myth and relgion, whether that is logical or not. Letting Thor fight Shiva is like having him fight Jesus. It was a mistake. However, does this mean that Shiva could not presented at all in comics? You have the inherent problem that if you introduce multiple versions of the supreme God and say they are not the same individual than you have to question if any of those above are really omnipotent. Perhpas most of us grew up with the modern monotheistic version of a supreme being so we are a bit limited. For example, Shiva is one aspect of the great divine power just as Jesus is considered one aspect/side of God in Christianity. Similarly, many pagan religions see the God and Goddess and all other minor gods to be different aspects of a greater devine power. So would it be possible to have an aspect or face of a supreme being show up in a comic?

    If on the other hand they say he is a servant of God, or has powers of a God then he's not in the same league as Thanos with the IG.

The duality of Sentry and the Void doesn't sit well with the J-C God in my eyes since the good/creation side has always been considered the omnipotent one. Sentry would be more of an order v. chaos manisfestation. If Sentry's powers do have a biblical origin than perhaps he is just a fallen angle or somehow managed to steal this power. I can't see a writer allowing the God of Judaism/Islam/Christianity to charge a being like the Void to kill indescriminantly. These views on God usually justify his wrath somehow.

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