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The Dark Knight rises as Christian allegory?


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#1 Howard509

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:49 AM

Is it just me or is the Dark Knight Rises rich in Christian symbolism?

http://funwithcole.w...atman-is-jesus/

http://catholicverit...ses-sacred-art/

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:20 AM

What does this have to do with the Urantia Book?

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:47 AM

Lol no Jesus is not comparable to Batman.

Batman is not even the most virtuous of superheroes, let alone a saint. Jesus is not comparable to any human being that has ever existed and that will ever exist. Superheroes if anything show our human desire to obsess over superhumans. On a normal planet there would be a superbeing of some sort present. IMO because we have no superbeing present to teach us, we create them in stories :).

That being said I do like that that in comics there is very rearly any actual deaths. If only more movies showed characters that are unwilling to go around shooting down people I would be a happy camper :).

Edited by -Scott-, 16 January 2013 - 10:52 AM.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

What does this have to do with the Urantia Book?


If you consider that the film has plot points that resemble the life and purpose of Christ. Maybe read the articles and find out. How interesting is it when popular culture reminds people of their need for a Savior?

Edited by Howard509, 16 January 2013 - 04:08 PM.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:00 AM

If someone is smart enough they can rationalize ANYTHING. If you are smart enough you could find connections between every superhero and Jesus, you could find connections between every human and Jesus. The challenge is to make connections that reflect the harmony of the cosmos. Batman is a depressed, sad, emotionally traumatized individual. The character forms no loving relationships to other human beings, his character shows no emotion. He is nothing like Jesus. The only character I am aware of in comics that openly believes in God as his Father is Nightcrawler :).

Edited by -Scott-, 20 January 2013 - 12:05 AM.

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