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2013-07-07 07:31:13 AM  
Q. Is the Hulk catholic?
A. Hulk... is a cartoon.

/  Shamelessly stolen.
 
2013-07-07 07:33:05 AM  
healthyceleb.com
 
2013-07-07 07:38:58 AM  
If Hulk were a Branch Davidian, that whole thing would have turned out differently.
 
2013-07-07 07:42:07 AM  

Loneman1: cman: Yes the Hulk is Catholic.

Remember when Andre ripped Hulk's shirt off? He had a cross underneath his shirt that cut is chest wide open.

Well played!


I can't believe it took someone that long to figure it out. Its not like it is obscure when you mention the names of Andre and Hulk in the same sentence.
 
2013-07-07 07:42:21 AM  

Devolving_Spud: If Hulk were a Branch Davidian, that whole thing would have turned out differently.


I've heard there's still Branch Davidians out there, who expect David Koresh to return from the dead.
 
2013-07-07 07:45:25 AM  

Gulper Eel: SunsetLament: Comicbookreligion.com considers the Hulk to be a lapsed Catholic.

So that means Hulk has to go to confession.

"Hulk sorry. Hulk sin."

"And how long has it been since your last confession?"

"HULK NOT KNOW. HULK NOT HAVE TIME FOR THIS SHIAT."

/underdog is a lutheran?


Diet coke all over the keyboard.
 
2013-07-07 08:04:50 AM  
Are there any Catholics that are actually Catholic?

/never seen one
 
2013-07-07 08:07:49 AM  

mekki: Ed Grubermann: mekki: God-is-a-Taco: Why would gods worship other gods?

Because no matter how big your are, there is always someone bigger?

You've obviously never seen my ego.

I doubt you've ever demanded human sacrifices to be made in your honor.


Ah, but I'm not an asshole. Unlike some insecure deities I could name...
 
2013-07-07 08:07:50 AM  
Devolving_Spud: If Hulk were a Branch Davidian, that whole thing would have turned out differently.

---- Nope, the FBI would just amp up the targeted harassment campaign and STILL burn down the compound with CS gas.
 
2013-07-07 08:13:29 AM  
CATHOLICS v. JEWS!

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2013-07-07 08:16:27 AM  

Medic Zero: Weatherkiss: Bruce Wayne isn't Catholic. He's Episcopalian. Lapsed, of course. But DC Comics has gone to great lengths to establish the Wayne family as being Episcopalian.

Just because he has an ambiguous relationship with a young boy doesn't mean he's one of you.

LOL!

I thought the Hulk was Jewish? The guy who played him in the TV series had a last name like Horowitz or something didn't he?


He was played by Lou Ferrigno. High probability of Italian / catholic.
 
2013-07-07 08:18:10 AM  

phrawgh: Are there any Catholics that are actually Catholic?

/never seen one


I know a few. They're good people; you don't hear about them because they're not up in your face telling you so.
 
2013-07-07 08:20:51 AM  
Catholic

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Not Catholic

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Lou Ferrigno

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2013-07-07 08:23:31 AM  

TFerWannaBe: phrawgh: Are there any Catholics that are actually Catholic?

/never seen one

I know a few. They're good people; you don't hear about them because they're not up in your face telling you so.


I'll reserve doubt on the "good people" description. I just can't see how they could follow the "Good Book" and not be in prison.

Besides, I also can't reconcile anyone who supports the Catholic church and it's doctrines as being "good people," though I'm sure they think they are. That's a lot of pain, death and misery (past, present and future) on one's hands.
 
2013-07-07 08:30:27 AM  
Maybe he should learn to turn the other cheek.
 
2013-07-07 08:40:02 AM  
So, will this thread be an enjoyable nerdly discussion of subtle and overt indicators of super heroes' religious affiliations, and the handling of religious issues by comic writers, or will the Fark Atheist Brigade stink up the place too much with their hate-stench?

[reads thread]

Ah nuts.
 
2013-07-07 08:41:10 AM  

phrawgh: TFerWannaBe: phrawgh: Are there any Catholics that are actually Catholic?

/never seen one

I know a few. They're good people; you don't hear about them because they're not up in your face telling you so.

I'll reserve doubt on the "good people" description. I just can't see how they could follow the "Good Book" and not be in prison.

Besides, I also can't reconcile anyone who supports the Catholic church and it's doctrines as being "good people," though I'm sure they think they are. That's a lot of pain, death and misery (past, present and future) on one's hands.


I too have always found it odd that cruel human behavior throughout history has been limited to Christians. No other people of any religion, country, ethnic background etcetera have ever lowered themselves to crimes against humanity. No one else's personal beliefs, ethnic practices, spiritual books, want to secure their borders or invade the borders of others has ever taken place or led to torture, murder, genocide or war. It's always the Christians. I don't understand how the rest of the world tolerates their lot.
 
2013-07-07 08:42:37 AM  

phrawgh: TFerWannaBe: phrawgh: Are there any Catholics that are actually Catholic?

/never seen one

I know a few. They're good people; you don't hear about them because they're not up in your face telling you so.

I'll reserve doubt on the "good people" description. I just can't see how they could follow the "Good Book" and not be in prison.

Besides, I also can't reconcile anyone who supports the Catholic church and it's doctrines as being "good people," though I'm sure they think they are. That's a lot of pain, death and misery (past, present and future) on one's hands.


The Catholic Church has done some pretty awful things but it isn't fair to blame current practitioners on its past moral failures - nor to blame all Catholics for the recent sins of the Church leadership.

In any event, you'll have to take my word for it that they're good people and also practicing Catholics. I'm not interested in arguing the point with someone who dislikes my friends simply for their faith.
 
2013-07-07 08:52:15 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: hubiestubert: In fairness, Nightcrawler and the Daredevil are pretty unabashedly Catholic. The Punisher too--even with a storyline that revealed that he had once been on track for the seminary.

For those who have the time and want to take the effort, this is an incredible devotion to both religiosity and comic geekdom...

The following are listed as religions on that site:

LGBT
environmentalism
communism
atheism
agnosticism
Communist atheism
Maoist Communism
demon; anti-demon (?)
Nazi
Futurist
insect-based beliefs
Vegan
Animal Rights
Feminism
Pro-abortion activist (???)


Yup. Reading the profiles for the characters you get a healthy respect for the ire that this site has for comics, and yet the sheer number of pages and research that went into it is pretty impressive. It was built by someone who REALLY despises comics as a medium, and wants to educate people on their ebbil.
 
2013-07-07 08:58:56 AM  
Pretty sure Thor is a Norse pagan, on the receiving end.
 
2013-07-07 09:02:38 AM  
i4.ytimg.com
 
2013-07-07 09:05:34 AM  

puddleonfire: Devolving_Spud: If Hulk were a Branch Davidian, that whole thing would have turned out differently.

---- Nope, the FBI would just amp up the targeted harassment campaign and STILL burn down the compound with CS gas.


That didn't happen. Koresh and his mighty men poured white gasoline around, set the building on fire, and kept followers from leaving.
 
2013-07-07 09:13:59 AM  
The Pope may be catholic, but the new Archbishop of Canterbury is Jewish.

Anglicans now get twice the holidays, with tastier feasts.  Mazel tov!
 
2013-07-07 09:14:23 AM  

phrawgh: Are there any Catholics that are actually Catholic?

/never seen one


They hide in catacombs.
 
2013-07-07 09:17:10 AM  

hubiestubert: God-is-a-Taco: hubiestubert: In fairness, Nightcrawler and the Daredevil are pretty unabashedly Catholic. The Punisher too--even with a storyline that revealed that he had once been on track for the seminary.

For those who have the time and want to take the effort, this is an incredible devotion to both religiosity and comic geekdom...

The following are listed as religions on that site:

LGBT
environmentalism
communism
atheism
agnosticism
Communist atheism
Maoist Communism
demon; anti-demon (?)
Nazi
Futurist
insect-based beliefs
Vegan
Animal Rights
Feminism
Pro-abortion activist (???)

Yup. Reading the profiles for the characters you get a healthy respect for the ire that this site has for comics, and yet the sheer number of pages and research that went into it is pretty impressive. It was built by someone who REALLY despises comics as a medium, and wants to educate people on their ebbil.


Where are you getting that? It's pretty much just a big list, almost entirely without profiles. I read the Superman, Batman, Cap, and Plastic Man profiles, and I'm not seeing any "comics are evil" message.
 
2013-07-07 09:29:04 AM  
durbnpoisn.comli.com

Hulk not Catholic!!!

//I put way too much work into that animation.

Anyway...  I look at it like this...  The Hulk is a quick, short lived mutation.  He becomes a mutated thingy from something else (great big monster, from human).  And he generally doesn't have any forethought about anything he does.  So there is pretty much zero chance that he is religious at all, let alone Catholic.  So, if anyone actually put any more thought into trying to figure this out, than the couple of sentences I've given here, you really have wasted your time.
 
2013-07-07 09:34:53 AM  

phrawgh: TFerWannaBe: phrawgh: Are there any Catholics that are actually Catholic?

/never seen one

I know a few. They're good people; you don't hear about them because they're not up in your face telling you so.

I'll reserve doubt on the "good people" description. I just can't see how they could follow the "Good Book" and not be in prison.

Besides, I also can't reconcile anyone who supports the Catholic church and it's doctrines as being "good people," though I'm sure they think they are. That's a lot of pain, death and misery (past, present and future) on one's hands.


You have a Biblical perspective, which is quite ironic.  It's the sort of simple-mindedness I'd expect from a Bronze Age goat herder.

Keep all the laws or you can't be one of the Chosen People.  The sins of the fathers are visited upon the sons unto the seventh generation. Yes, thou art thy brother's keeper.  All Biblical, and all you.

Jesus said one need only believe in his Redemption and keep two commandments (Matthew 22:37-40) in order to gain life everlasting.  Everything else is man's bullshiat; the rituals of a fraternity, not the keys to salvation.
 
2013-07-07 09:39:59 AM  
so bacon it is

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HKW
2013-07-07 09:44:41 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Is my cat Wiccan?

/whocares.jpg


Who cares? Apparently the same people who were/arw conxerned over the sexual orientation of Dumbledore.

After discovering Dumbledore likes to suck dicks, I slept the same the night after as I did the night before. I presume my sleep will be unaffected by this newest revelation.
 
2013-07-07 09:45:09 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: You have a Biblical perspective, which is quite ironic.  It's the sort of simple-mindedness I'd expect from a Bronze Age goat herder.

Keep all the laws or you can't be one of the Chosen People.  The sins of the fathers are visited upon the sons unto the seventh generation. Yes, thou art thy brother's keeper.  All Biblical, and all you.

Jesus said one need only believe in his Redemption and keep two commandments (Matthew 22:37-40) in order to gain life everlasting.  Everything else is man's bullshiat; the rituals of a fraternity, not the keys to salvation.


Yeah, my Priest said it in an interesting way :

The Old Testament is what a bunch of people learned kind of 'secondhand' from legend and fables.
The Gospels is pretty much God speaking for himself.
The Epistolary New Testament is the organization of the young church by people who spoke with God face-to-face. 

Pretending that the <i>truth</i> in the bible is literal or accessible to any rube who looks at it for a few minutes is silly.

That's one of the differences between the Catholic (and Orthodox)  and The Protestant sects. - The First says that you really do need some training. The other claims that The Holy Spirit will keep you from error.
 
2013-07-07 09:47:41 AM  

HKW: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Is my cat Wiccan?

/whocares.jpg

Who cares? Apparently the same people who were/arw conxerned over the sexual orientation of Dumbledore.

After discovering Dumbledore likes to suck dicks, I slept the same the night after as I did the night before. I presume my sleep will be unaffected by this newest revelation.


"Before Enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.  After Enlightenment, chop wood, carry water."
 
2013-07-07 09:50:13 AM  

rubi_con_man: BarkingUnicorn: You have a Biblical perspective, which is quite ironic.  It's the sort of simple-mindedness I'd expect from a Bronze Age goat herder.

Keep all the laws or you can't be one of the Chosen People.  The sins of the fathers are visited upon the sons unto the seventh generation. Yes, thou art thy brother's keeper.  All Biblical, and all you.

Jesus said one need only believe in his Redemption and keep two commandments (Matthew 22:37-40) in order to gain life everlasting.  Everything else is man's bullshiat; the rituals of a fraternity, not the keys to salvation.

Yeah, my Priest said it in an interesting way :

The Old Testament is what a bunch of people learned kind of 'secondhand' from legend and fables.
The Gospels is pretty much God speaking for himself.
The Epistolary New Testament is the organization of the young church by people who spoke with God face-to-face. 

Pretending that the <i>truth</i> in the bible is literal or accessible to any rube who looks at it for a few minutes is silly.

That's one of the differences between the Catholic (and Orthodox)  and The Protestant sects. - The First says that you really do need some training. The other claims that The Holy Spirit will keep you from error.


Like I always say:  every honest, true thing is simple.  The more complex a thing is made, the harder it is to find truth in it and the more likely it is that's someone's trying to get into your wallet.
 
2013-07-07 09:52:32 AM  
That's a great infographic.

As for the religion of fictional characters, all I can say is one good comic deserves another.
 
2013-07-07 09:57:48 AM  

Raw_fishFood: In the case of Superman, it doesn't matter if he's Christian or not. Being an alien from another world means that he never inherited Original Sin and therefore doesn't need to be saved.

Also the churches pushing people to see Man of Steel is weird given that the only explicitly Christian scene in the movie ends with boy Clark asking why "God made him like this" and Pa Kent goes "Actually, you're an alien with alien parents."

So yeah...


You're assuming Original Sin is unique to the human species and not a universal condition.  Of course, watching a Caltholic missionary trying to convert the Kryptonians might be interesting.
 
2013-07-07 10:09:45 AM  
...There the guy who'se got religion will, tell you if your sin's original...

Original sin presumes the common ancestry with Adam and Eve.   Of course, people don't know where Abel and Seth's wives came from in the bible so perhaps there was some extraterrestrial involvement (as opposed to the Science Made Stupid theory of them evolving...)

static.neatorama.com
 
2013-07-07 10:15:40 AM  
Raw_fishFood: In the case of Superman, it doesn't matter if he's Christian or not. Being an alien from another world means that he never inherited Original Sin and therefore doesn't need to be saved.

A broader interpretation of original sin is that consciousness  - awareness - creates within beings the ability to do things they know are wrong, but still enjoy doing them anyways... This is the fundamental nature of sin. Being free from sin might then be interpreted as having the kind of perspective to  remove the pleasure from sin, as well as having the strength to do what is right. While superman has the strength, Clark Kent clearly didn't have the perspective bit down.

Also the churches pushing people to see Man of Steel is weird given that the only explicitly Christian scene in the movie ends with boy Clark asking why "God made him like this" and Pa Kent goes "Actually, you're an alien with alien parents."

Except for the part where he talks to a priest before doing his 'big reveal'. The Priest that used to be a bully to him. There's a lot of giving of oneself, turning the other cheek, etc. There is a lot in Man of Steelfor a christian to mull over. I don't know if it resonates as powerfully for members of other faiths
 
2013-07-07 10:18:20 AM  

rnatalie: ...There the guy who'se got religion will, tell you if your sin's original...

Original sin presumes the common ancestry with Adam and Eve.   Of course, people don't know where Abel and Seth's wives came from in the bible so perhaps there was some extraterrestrial involvement (as opposed to the Science Made Stupid theory of them evolving...)


The answer is in Genesis.  Adam had many sons and daughters during his 800 years.  They and their descendants married each other.  Incest wasn't forbidden when it was necessary.
 
2013-07-07 10:21:20 AM  

Stealthdozer: [i125.photobucket.com image 737x1019]


25.media.tumblr.com

ISa god

Still celebrates christmas
 
2013-07-07 10:23:54 AM  

rnatalie: ...There the guy who'se got religion will, tell you if your sin's original...

Original sin presumes the common ancestry with Adam and Eve.   Of course, people don't know where Abel and Seth's wives came from in the bible so perhaps there was some extraterrestrial involvement (as opposed to the Science Made Stupid theory of them evolving...)

[static.neatorama.com image 500x468]



they came from teh land of Nod.  or where u go when you're high on heroin.  Adams family was a bunch of dope fiends
 
2013-07-07 10:33:27 AM  

Son of Thunder: So, will this thread be an enjoyable nerdly discussion of subtle and overt indicators of super heroes' religious affiliations, and the handling of religious issues by comic writers, or will the Fark Atheist Brigade stink up the place too much with their hate-stench?

[reads thread]

Ah nuts.


The Thing's Jewishness actually started as a Hanukkah card drawing Jack Kirby did for the hell of it.

At some point in the 70s, Kirby did an illustration of The Thing wearing a Yarmulke and reading from the Torah

unleashthefanboy.s3.amazonaws.com

But, that was for his own personal use.

But, in 2002, writer Karl Kesel pulled the trigger and made The Thing openly Jewish, with the retcon explanation that he had always been Jewish, but didn't mention it because he didn't want assholes associating a monster like him with Jewish people.

And that's why The Thing's rocky schmekle is chipped.

www.promoboxx.com
 
2013-07-07 10:45:45 AM  

Tax Boy: Stealthdozer: [i125.photobucket.com image 737x1019]

[25.media.tumblr.com image 488x750]

ISa god

Still celebrates christmas


Actually, Thor seems to be celebrating Yule there, which seems perfectly appropriate for him...
 
2013-07-07 10:46:17 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Son of Thunder: So, will this thread be an enjoyable nerdly discussion of subtle and overt indicators of super heroes' religious affiliations, and the handling of religious issues by comic writers, or will the Fark Atheist Brigade stink up the place too much with their hate-stench?

[reads thread]

Ah nuts.

The Thing's Jewishness actually started as a Hanukkah card drawing Jack Kirby did for the hell of it.

At some point in the 70s, Kirby did an illustration of The Thing wearing a Yarmulke and reading from the Torah

[unleashthefanboy.s3.amazonaws.com image 465x329]

But, that was for his own personal use.

But, in 2002, writer Karl Kesel pulled the trigger and made The Thing openly Jewish, with the retcon explanation that he had always been Jewish, but didn't mention it because he didn't want assholes associating a monster like him with Jewish people.


There's also the unfortunate comparison of The Thing with a golem, which actually brings a bit more pathos to the poor, rocky bastiche...
 
2013-07-07 10:46:25 AM  

Stealthdozer: [i125.photobucket.com image 737x1019]


Technically, they're just aliens who were treated as gods by the Norse.
 
2013-07-07 10:49:53 AM  

brimed03: Why the Stupid tag?  Catholics aren't allowed to have fun?


Catholics are allowed to have fun.  But maybe the Vatican should be more focused on rooting out the paedophiles and sex offenders before it starts considering which fictional characters believe in their god.
 
2013-07-07 11:06:40 AM  

hubiestubert: FirstNationalBastard: Son of Thunder: So, will this thread be an enjoyable nerdly discussion of subtle and overt indicators of super heroes' religious affiliations, and the handling of religious issues by comic writers, or will the Fark Atheist Brigade stink up the place too much with their hate-stench?

[reads thread]

Ah nuts.

The Thing's Jewishness actually started as a Hanukkah card drawing Jack Kirby did for the hell of it.

At some point in the 70s, Kirby did an illustration of The Thing wearing a Yarmulke and reading from the Torah

[unleashthefanboy.s3.amazonaws.com image 465x329]

But, that was for his own personal use.

But, in 2002, writer Karl Kesel pulled the trigger and made The Thing openly Jewish, with the retcon explanation that he had always been Jewish, but didn't mention it because he didn't want assholes associating a monster like him with Jewish people.

There's also the unfortunate comparison of The Thing with a golem, which actually brings a bit more pathos to the poor, rocky bastiche...


The Golem was done and done well by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray in

www.covernk.com
 
2013-07-07 11:14:59 AM  
FirstNationalBastard:

And that's why The Thing's rocky schmekle is chipped.

Actually, I did that. Sorry. :-/
 
2013-07-07 11:19:33 AM  

Raw_fishFood: In the case of Superman, it doesn't matter if he's Christian or not. Being an alien from another world means that he never inherited Original Sin and therefore doesn't need to be saved.

Also the churches pushing people to see Man of Steel is weird given that the only explicitly Christian scene in the movie ends with boy Clark asking why "God made him like this" and Pa Kent goes "Actually, you're an alien with alien parents."

So yeah...


I think you're forgetting the part where he was actually in a church, talking to a pastor about whether or not he should turn himself in to Zod's forces. Or does that somehow not count?
 
2013-07-07 11:19:50 AM  
www.fathersarducci.com

Author of the article in question.
 
2013-07-07 11:22:44 AM  
Mouser: You're assuming Original Sin is unique to the human species and not a universal condition.  Of course, watching a Caltholic missionary trying to convert the Kryptonians might be interesting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sparrow_(novel)
 
2013-07-07 11:25:40 AM  
static.tvtropes.org
 
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