God will be the one who back in the bible turns a woman into salt for being nostalgic and wipes out the entire population of the planet - with the exception of Noah and his family plus a bunch of animals - and even in the current day seems to either cause or allow tsunamis and the like to wipe out thousands of people at a time.
Superman > Lex Luthor > God
Thus, rather than end human existence outright, God sent His son, Jesus, to atone for and take the place of Adam's mistake, dying in his place, but still having the ability to conquer death.
God allowed all of the examples you cite to exercise their free will, including Noah, but they each chose another course contrary to God due to the influence of another malevolent force, although Noah must have been an exception in some respects and God wanted to allow the human race to live so that Jesus could atone for Adams mistake at a future time.
Lex Luthor is a peer human being, so he cannot possibly have the same rights as God to judge and sentence humans. While Luthor murders, God killed, in the physical sense, but God is in control of both life and death; Luthor is not. Not being the creator of existence in general or human existence in specific, Superman lacks these key abilities.
One major flaw in your citings is you do not account for the influence of the malevolent force and the death and destruction he causes or instigates into taking place (take a look through the Book of Job for further illustration); fortunately, God, the benevolent force, is ultimately in charge of life and death.
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But God is omnipresent, so that ability would still fail against God.
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Superman is a Jesus allegory.
Whether people believe in Christianity and that Jesus Christ is a messiah, has nothing to do with Jesus Christ being real or not. It was written and recorded about the existence of Jesus Christ. So there isn't a who is better than who contest because Jesus Christ was a real person and Superman is fictional.
The OP shouldn't have started the thread because the link in which he provided has nothing to do with Superman. Some people do read and enjoy Superman because he is a Jesus allegory and that has nothing to do with liking whichever more or that whichever is better.
But, if we posit one's real, and fairly posit the other to be real (for the sake of argument), I know which one is less likely to smite me.
Because God's powerless to just forgive? His 'mercy' doesn't 'work' that way, that He actually 'needed' a blood sacrifice?Thus, rather than end human existence outright, God sent His son, Jesus, to atone for and take the place of Adam's mistake, dying in his place, but still having the ability to conquer death.
You really should be careful with the 'generalised' approach you seem to have - granted, this forum isn't exactly the best place for this kind of discourse, but you should still be careful.
"I'm going to paraphrase Nietzsche, when you judge a work, the work judges you."
One can believe in Jesus (as) being the Messiah without accepting ChristianityWhether people believe in Christianity and that Jesus Christ is a messiah,
Agreed.The OP shouldn't have started the thread because the link in which he provided has nothing to do with Superman. Some people do read and enjoy Superman because he is a Jesus allegory and that has nothing to do with liking whichever more or that whichever is better.
Just because there was a person named Jesus doesn't mean he was God.
But not more recent than Muhammad? So I guess based on your theory of the more recent evidence...Jesus was NOT in fact God, and therefore was vastly less powerful than Superman. Snapper Car might've taken him.Because the information surrounding Jesus was more recent than the information concerning God in the Old Testament of the Bible,
See the above.and has more material surrounding it that people have set out to calling evidence, because they set out to want to believe that material is more genuine than previous material, it's the more logical course to establish Jesus' existence to establish the existence of God, as accounted for the the Old Testament.
Yes he is but apparently you didn't get the fact that I was postulating that since Superman is an ever evolving character he can evolve into becoming God. There is no ability to fail against. Superman and God are the same. He's becomes so omnipresent and powerful that he creates himself in the future so he could create the universe at the same time he creates time space etc.etc.But God is omnipresent, so that ability would still fail against God.
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I like swords.
This may bee 'silly' because it SHOULD have been mentioned somewhere in here by a poster with an iota of intellect: It's Moses, people. Moses.
A robotic journey toward the American Dream: MADE in USA.
Part Kryptonian, Part Asgardian, all Genius.
I think ET actually is closer to Jesus as far as fictional aliens go. He comes to Earth, heals people, dies in part due to human shortsightedness, comes back to life, appears in white robes and has a light-up heart (as seen in Jesus artwork). Then he ascends at the end.
BTW wasn't there a Superman run a few years ago which basically had Superman deal with "The Rapture" (The event in which some ascend so they don't have to deal with the apocalypse, as popularized in the Left Behind novels).
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