Lamb of Steel

Superman is not just highly heterosexual—he’s also Jesus!

"It is so on the nose that anyone who has not caught on that Superman is a Christ figure, you think, 'Who else could it be referring to?' " said Steve Skelton, who wrote a book examining parallels between Superman and Christ.

The premise of the new Superman movie alone has fueled speculation that it's wearing its biblical comparisons on its long, tight sleeve. Superman, in the film, returns to Earth after a long absence, a narrative that's been likened to Jesus' death and resurrection.
You see, that’s why Superman doesn’t wear gloves. Otherwise, they’d never be able to get the nails in.

One little hitch (as was also pointed out by Dave in comments the other day):

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, who introduced Superman in 1938 in a comic book, were Jews who were inspired by the Old Testament story of Moses and the supernatural golem character from Jewish folklore. (Author Michael Chabon made much of these similarities in his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.")
I guess that makes him a Judeo-Christian superhero, just like our country is Judeo-Christian. Until, that is, the Dominionists dropped that whole pretense.

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