Butler County Times Gazette
Superman is not Jesus
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By Pat Cunningham
June 20, 2013 5:15 p.m.

It says HERE that some folks are drawing religious inferences from the latest cinematic depiction of Superman:

“Man of Steel” is tops at the box office, and a few of the $125 million it brought in during its opening weekend came from churchgoers. Warner Bros. is marketing its Superman flick as Christian allegory.

The Christianity is sort of in there, at least insofar as “Man of Steel” follows the familiar template of an outsider who is the only hope for some group’s salvation. In this case, the outsider comes from Krypton, and the group is all of humanity. The same ...
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