Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G
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Redefining "False Gods"

After years of soft-pedaling Thor to make it acceptable to a wide audience (the Norse viking trapped in the hammer during the Hulk TV movie), Marvel went balls out and made a Thor movie in line with the comic book, pissing off Christians with pagan gods be damned.  Some people were objecting to Heimdall being black.  Well, there's another group complaining now, saying that Thor misrepresents their gods and is offensive:

The truth is, I looked at the toys in my hands and I saw the result of millions of dollars of development and thousands of hours of manpower, put into something bearing the name of a god, my god, and it had nothing to do with me. Their Thor was a god forgotten by all except the few quiet geeks who read his adventures in Journey into Mystery and The Mighty Thor for forty years. It wasn't that they meant to upset or unsettle me; they simply realized that people like me were too few to matter. It's impossible to think of a story about Jesus like this, not written to pander to or irritate Christians, but simply not considering them at all.

All I know is, for once, we Christians aren't to blame for the pagans getting pissed off.  It's a nice change of pace.
Tags: art, comic books, comics, did not do the research, haven't we suffered enough, religion
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