Super Man of the Cloth

Warner Bros. Studios is aggressively marketing “Man of Steel” to Christian pastors, inviting them to early screenings, creating Father €™s Day discussion guides and producing special film trailers that focus on the faith-friendly angles of the movie.

The movie studio even asked a theologian to provide sermon notes for pastors who want to preach about Superman on Sunday. Titled €œJesus: The Original Superhero, € the notes run nine pages.

€œHow might the story of Superman awaken our passion for the greatest hero who ever lived and died and rose again? € the sermon notes ask.

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2 Replies to “Super Man of the Cloth”

  1. Meh! They should have been schlepping this stuff to the Rabbis in the Temples! Superman is more Jewish than Christian! He was created by 2 Jews, Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster. His parents put little Kal-El (which I’m told is Hebrew for “word of God”) in a basket, er, I mean space ship and floated him down a river, er, I mean launched him into space where he was adopted by the Pharaoh, er, I mean a family in Kansas and raised as their own until he found out his real parents weren’t from Kansas at all but were Jewish, er, I mean Kryptonian, at which point Yahweh, er, I mean Jor-El, told him what his true purpose was and gave him this big stick, er, I mean costume and commanded him to “Go! Be a mensch! Whaddaya waitin’ for? And CALL YOUR MOTHER ya putz!”.

    We even miss pronounce his name! We pronounce it “Super Man”. But that’s not how it’s spelled. It’s Superman. Like Goldman, or Bergman or Lieberman.

    And you know he had to have been circumcised before he left Krypton because there isn’t a mohel on Earth who could cut through Superman’s foreskin! Either that or his schlong is the most gentile thing about him.

    I know in the newest “Man of Steel” movie they took some controversial liberties with the iconic costume. They should have taken a few more.

    They should have fitted him with a shtreimel, with maybe his “S” logo stroked into the fur and changed that “spit curl” on his forehead to legitimate payot.

    OK, I’m done!

    1. I checked with a couple of the Jewish couples on the block about your ‘theory’. To your credit they didn’t immediately dismiss it.

      On the other hand they weren’t exactly overwhelmed by it. The consensus seems to be: “Meh, it coulda happened that way. Maybe yes, maybe no. Who’s to say, am I right?”

      Might run this by our Jewish Russian friend for a final ruling. After all, the Russians not only invented Superman, they invented Jesus. The West just stole both later on…

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