It’s been a standard of modern times that there’s a constant allegory between Superman and Jesus Christ. Of course, the Biblical metaphor works better with Moses, but hey, I’m not a religious scholar. Of course, the marketing team at Warner Bros. aren’t religious scholars either, but that apparently hasn’t stopped them from calling on church leaders to help them sell Man of Steel.

A story on CNN’s religous blog recently discussed Warner’s unique marketing approach to Man of Steel: “Jesus: The Original Superhero.” Several pastors from local parishes were invited to advanced screenings of Man of Steel, and were given notes and materials to help them formulate potential sermon material. “How might the story of Superman awaken our passion for the greatest hero who ever lived and died and rose again?” the sermon notes ask for instance.

“There was an actual push to say `We’re putting out something that speaks to your group,'” said Quentin Scott, a Baltimore pastor at the Shiloh Christian Community Church. “When I sat and listened to the movie I actually saw it was the story of Christ, and the love of God was weaved into the story. It was something I was very excited about that with the consultation of our senior pastor, we could use in our congregation.”

This isn’t the first time Hollywood’s pitched their blockbusters to regular church-goers, Les Miserables, The Book of Eli and The Blind Side were also pitched to the faithful, and some who are more on the critical side of Hollywood are actually okay with that.

“I think it’s a very good thing that Hollywood is paying attention to the Christian marketplace,” according to Ted Baehr, who runs a Christian-friendly movie review website called. Movieguide. “Where it gets sticky is when they try to manipulate the market and when Christians try to manipulate Hollywood. But here I think we have the right balance.”

Still, not everyone’s impressed.

“Any pastor who thinks using `Man of Steel Ministry Resources’ is a good Sunday morning strategy must have no concept of how high the stakes are, or very little confidence in the power of God’s word and God’s spirit,” writes P.J. Wenzel, a deacon and Sunday School teacher at Dublin Baptist Church in Ohio. “As they entertain their congregants with material pumped out from Hollywood’s sewers, lives are kept in bondage, and people’s souls are neglected.”

Well seems a little extreme, but I guess were all entitled to our opinion. And isn’t that what The Bible is all about?

I guess not.

Any of you Christian Bastards see Man of Steel this weekend, and was it Jesus-y enough for you? Sounds off below.

Source: CNN


I’ve always wanted  to become a Pastor, merely for the power of freely knocking the shit out of woman and children. With the power of Jebus you too can give folks the Old testament slap! OK, I don’t, nor should anybody ever hit a woman or a child. That is wrong and you will go to jail. DON’T DO IT… EVER! Unless of course the bitch deserves it (joking!)

So, for the faithful among the bastard crowd, I certainly apologize for any offense in this sensitive matter, but even you have to admit how silly and embarrassing those Vangelists who hit people on the head with their jackets and paraplegia. Seriously, are those souls really feeling the power of god, or are they just faking because they don’t want to appear foolish in front of their peers? I wonder if it works with none believers & 200 pound men? Regardless, it’s cooky as shit, and damn hilarious. No, don’t think so? How about setting the scene to Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat sound effects? Come one, even you Christians will find this mildly amusing.

He was preaching form the book of cheatcodes! You should see him when he uses the snakes. Shang Tsung: “Your soul is mine… “. The force of Liu Kang compels you…. Do they only take quarters in the offering plate? OK, here’s the end all be all comment, “First rule about church…don’t talk about church.”

source: b3ta via The Daily What