Is Adam Warlock Blasphemous ?

#1 Posted by Kid_Omega_Prime (1254 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok I would like to talk about something serious. Is Adam Warlock Blasphemous ? I was doing some looking up on him and I found this. 1) His real name Is Him and the word him is always referd to Jesus. 2) Adam departs to go counter earth and stop the Man-Beast, a wolf that the High Evolutionary had genetically modified into a humanoid form. After fighting the Man-Beast several times, he was ultimately defeated, crucified and left to die by the Man-Beast and his minions, in turn dying for the sins of the residents of Counter Earth. So any thought on that ?

#2 Posted by biggkeem89 (1421 posts) - - Show Bio

He's just an analogy for Jesus, not blasphemous. Many characters are: Aslan, Gandalf, even Superman at times

#3 Posted by BatWatch (2726 posts) - - Show Bio

I've never heard of the concept of Him referring to God. Where did you get that from?

Other than that, I would say that the story of Adam Warlock is definitely intended to mimic the events of the life of Jesus, but that story has been copied hundreds of times. The end of the Matrix Trilogy for one example. Whether that counts as blasphemy or not is your judgment call.

#4 Edited by Onemoreposter (4057 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kid_Omega_Prime: Absolutely. Also may I direct you to that fact that not only is it blasphemy to name the character HIM, but the embodiment of everything good in Him once separated into its own entity and went by the moniker "Goddess". In fact the whole of Marvel comics is pretty blasphemous. Think of all the times they talk about "Gods" and "the one above all" but have you have heard them mention Jesus? Not often. In fact, the most prominent "Son of God" at Marvel is Thor. Thats right, Marvel editors place more importance on a pagan thunder god than Jesus Christ. If I were you friend I'd try to avoid comic books all together. Every dollar spent on this abominable smut is just one more step towards the devils doorway.

Hope this helped and god bless!

#5 Posted by jloneblackheart (5519 posts) - - Show Bio

1. No. He's an homage. He was created to be the perfect human (similar to what most believe Jesus to be). Jesus was not the only person ever crucified either. His story is definitely inspired by and parallel to Jesus, but he is not the son of God.

2. Marvel doesn't use Jesus because it would alienate readers of other religions and/or upset Christians by misusing their religion (i.e. actual blasphemy).

3. It's only blasphemy if it's a religion you believe in and that's how you want to interpret it.

@Onemoreposter: If you dislike comics so much, why are you even here?

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#6 Posted by Billy Batson (58031 posts) - - Show Bio

@jloneblackheart:

He's joking? :p
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#7 Posted by jloneblackheart (5519 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson: Seems half real, half fake. Can't really tell... Usually I count on italics for sarcasm.

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#8 Posted by Billy Batson (58031 posts) - - Show Bio

@jloneblackheart:

Might be a problem when talking to morph or me :p
Well he did use italics, bold and quotation marks.
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#9 Posted by Andromeda (658 posts) - - Show Bio

Morph is ALWAYS sarcastic, though.

#10 Posted by jloneblackheart (5519 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson: You've been around long enough for me to know to not take you seriously.

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#11 Posted by ragdollpurps (15572 posts) - - Show Bio

@Andromeda_ said:

Morph is ALWAYS sarcastic, though.

...Lol, not really.

#12 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4165 posts) - - Show Bio

Simple answer... no.

#13 Posted by Billy Batson (58031 posts) - - Show Bio

@jloneblackheart:

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#14 Edited by Onemoreposter (4057 posts) - - Show Bio

@jloneblackheart said:

1. No. He's an homage. He was created to be the perfect human (similar to what most believe Jesus to be). Jesus was not the only person ever crucified either. His story is definitely inspired by and parallel to Jesus, but he is not the son of God.

2. Marvel doesn't use Jesus because it would alienate readers of other religions and/or upset Christians by misusing their religion (i.e. actual blasphemy).

3. It's only blasphemy if it's a religion you believe in and that's how you want to interpret it.

@Onemoreposter: If you dislike comics so much, why are you even here?

I'm here to spread the good word of course!

I'm a True Believer and not the kind Satan Le..I mean Stan Lee is talking about.

#15 Posted by The Man of Yesteryear (5502 posts) - - Show Bio

Heathens!

#16 Posted by kamionero (313 posts) - - Show Bio

Adam Warlock is a cosmic being with quantum powers. Jesus multiplies bread. Adam Warlock wins.

Also, I dont think Jesus has a purple counterpart with a BITCHING white 'fro.

#17 Posted by Hunter114 (829 posts) - - Show Bio

It all depends on the degree at which you believe something to be blasphemous... I mean if it speaks out against God, or the word of God, or if it uses the name of God "in vain" then it's blasphemy, but there are a lot of ways that can be interpreted...

#18 Posted by Kid_Omega_Prime (1254 posts) - - Show Bio

So what everybody is trying to say... Its a matter of oppinion basicly.

#19 Posted by whirlwind6 (235 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm a christian, and I like Adam Warlock being kind of the Marvel Universe's version of Jesus!!! If you think making a character a stand in for Jesus is wrong, then you must be against some of the great works of literature: The Idiot, Billy Bud, and The Grapes of Wrath (written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Herman Melville, and John Steinback) (Two of them were most likely Christians themselves...) all feature Characters meant to stand in for Jesus as main characters!!!

#20 Posted by infonation (1665 posts) - - Show Bio

@whirlwind6: I've noticed that in a LOT of stories, Superman and Darkseid have a relationship similar to that of Jesus and Satan. Dr. Strnage may not be Jesus but he was a doctor and in a way he still is. So he heals the sick and wounded even after his hans got messed up but also fights the Dread Dormammu who once appeared to look much like a human but nowadays looks like an evil version of the Human Torch! So he's a flame-faced monster who torments someone who tries to heal the sick and injured all the time... sound familiar? And don't get me started on the Silver Surfer's attitude towards Mephisto! Let's just say it's not exactly subtle... Martian Manhunter has a "Cain and Able" like relationship with his brother. The Hulk and the Abomination could say the same, MANY heroes could! Captain America has the Red Skull, Iron Man has Titainium Man, She Hulk has Titainia, Thor has Loki, Batman has the Joker, Nightwing has Deathstroke, the Flash has Proffesor Zoom, Green Lantern has Sinestro, Hawkman has Shadowtheif, Nick Fury has Baron Strucker, Cyclops has Mr. Sinister, Wolverine has Sabertooth, Spider-Man has the Scorpion (PLEASE don't laugh, once upon a time the Scorpion didn't need an alien suit to make him awesome!) Mr. Fantastic has Dr. Doom, Aquaman has his own brother!

#21 Posted by mimic12 (548 posts) - - Show Bio

I did some resesch on this topic to. "Upon his rebirth, Him was renamed as Adam Warlock by the High Evolutionary, who became a guiding force in the life of the reborn Godling. The High Evolutionary gave Warlock purpose, direction, and the vampiric Soul Gem. Soon afterwards, Warlock journeyed to the planet called Counter Earth, an experiment of the High-Evolutionary's that had recently gone awry. Counter-Earth had been an attempt to create a utopian society, and it had been so until its contamination by the evil Man-Beast. Warlock battled the cunning creature to no avail, until he formed a somewhat unusual and narcissistic plan. Warlock set out to become the one, true God of Counter Earth. To do this he crucified himself and died, only to rise from his resurrection cocoon 3 days later. His rash gamble worked, and Counter-Earth was saved (years later, the planet would fall to the influence of another."

#22 Posted by Kangconquers (889 posts) - - Show Bio

C.S. Lewis, one of the most respected Christian apologists of the 20th century, used Christ analogs in his literature.

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