Looks like the Lutherans need to do a better job of recruiting.

And there was Hercules, constantly battling the personification of nature.
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Kal-El's arrival in a basket is strongly reminiscent of Moses' appearance in a basket in Exodus. The Exodus is the central story of the Torah, and its most significant instance of salvation. As such, Moses is the most important saviour in the story of Israel. Superman is a Moses figure in more than his appearance as a baby in a basket, but also in that he is a saviour, whether that means in his very person symbolically saving Krypton from complete extinction, or saving an man from being wrongfully executed for a crime he didn't commit, as he did in his very first appearance. For much of his history, and especially in his original incarnation, Superman spent more of his time protecting the innocent than fighting supervillains.

Others counter that Superman is the very embodiment of Midwestern values and probably a Methodist.
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But... how are they so different that you can think of Kingdom Come Superman as Lutheran and Kingdom Come Batman as Methodist? I mean, what kind of, i don't know, ideology/theology/customs would influence the way they act or think? Or are they just the same, but belonging to different groups, like a Bloods and Crips thing?

Having actually lived on a farm in the middle of nowhere for years, I call bullsh--.
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Now, I don't remember anyone shooting off heat vision or bending steel with their hands, but I know the feeling we had at the end of the day must be the same one that Superman gets. I got to be a small part of something really big - something bigger than me, and something that really matters. As we learned in Amos, God wants justice and righteousness to flow like a river. Our opposition was attempting to build a dam on that river, but because of His gift of courage we were able to act together. We were each like a raindrop in a furious torrent, widening and deepening the river so that no dam can ever tame it.

"It was there. You could see it," he said. "It's still one of the better movies out there."
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As far as religion, what would be the purpose? Inserting religion into this story wouldn't make sense. I am very involved in my church, myself. However, I would not want nor expect to see Clark spending time doing the same. That's not what this story is about. There are many things we don't see characters on television doing. For the most part, we don't see them sitting down every night and eating dinner. It's not an important part of the story. We only get 22 episodes each year. I would be the first to complain if they cut into the important stories needing to be told in those 22 episodes to include Clark praying or attending church. Pointless, in my opinion.

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Superman/Clark represents those very values. Yes, we may not see him in church or praying. But in the end, he is always striving to do whats right and protect others. He makes mistakes, which is in fitting with his character growing up as is the premise of the show. But he represents everything that religion teaches.


Smallville may not give us religion, but it gives us the basis of religion: morality. Whenever people talk about religion, things can get tense and people can be so devoted to their faith that they focus more on details then the larger picture. With Smallville just being a TV show, it's wise not to get caught up in that potential problem area. However, I've always tried to look at religions from what they have in common. They all pretty much teach to do the right thing, help others, be good people.

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Think about the Star Wars mythos. Star Wars is rich in Christian themes and is a morality play to boot. However, there are some Christians who find that offensive in the context of a space opera.