If We Got Our Creation Stories From Comics… April 23, 2010Posted by Skippy in Comics, Humor, Popular Culture, Religion.
Tags: awesomeness, geekery, nerdalicious
As some of you all know, I love comics. Especially Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and even Aquaman.* I’ve even thought about teaching a course on comics as modern mythology. So you can imagine my delight when I came across this comic strip.
Of course, when I have attempted to talk about comics, mythology and religion, I usually get students who are offended at the mere suggestion that Superman’s origin story could resemble in any way either Moses or Jesus’s stories. Because Superman’s completely made up, you see, and none of that stuff in the gospels about Jesus’s birth/origin/miracles is made up at all.
*Aquaman made me gay. True story.