Behold the man! Superman bears many similarities to Christ, from the scarlet robe and arrest versus the scarlet cape, from being a savior of mankind to the ascension.
June 5, 2013 – CINEMA – When watching the Man of Steel trailer, it’s not difficult to pick up on several parallels to religious teachings. Superman himself has often been compared to being a Christ-like figure. (A baby sent to Earth by his father, Smallville- Nazareth, The Kents – Joseph & Mary, NY: Reporter of News vs. Jerusalem: Preacher of Good News, gospel ) With that in mind, Warner Bros. has teamed up with MinistryResources.org to create a pastor resource site for the Man of Steel movie. The site located at ManOfSteelResources.com provides videos, sermon outlines, and images that pastors can use in sermons to their congregations. The site even offers a listing of free pastor screenings of the Man Of Steel by city. According to the “Jesus – The Original Superhero” sermon outline on the site, “Superman’s mythical origins are rooted in the timeless reality of a spiritual superhero who also lived a modest life until extraordinary times required a supernatural response.” Here’s a brief excerpt from the Man Of Steel sermon notes. “He was sent by his father on a life-saving mission to earth. Raised in the heartland, by God-fearing parents, Clark Kent kept his extraordinary gifts under wraps until it was time to intervene.” The sermon notes also point out that Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joel Shuster, who tapped into their Jewish roots give him a majestic name. –Comic Book