I feel confident I know why these particular paranormals were abducted. From: Alex Johnson, "At the comics shop, religion goes graphic: Judeo-Christian themes woven into comic books you might not expect", published on MSNBC.com, 25 April 2006 ( viewed ); re-posted by Worldwide Religious News ( Not to say that there aren't lots of peple that celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25th, but there are undoubtedly lots more who celebrate the giving of gifts, and the racking up of credit card debt.All the missing share a common trait or experience... idd=21302; viewed ): And the Lord said: "OH, PETER ... THIS IS ALL PART OF MY GRAND DESIGN." (Here, the Lord always speaks in CAPITAL LETTERS.) Here, God is speaking to Peter Parker. Throughout the history of Marvel Comics' "Spider-Man" franchise, little clues have been dropped that Peter Parker is a believer (specifically, a Protestant, although what denomination isn't clear). Although somebody had best point out to some of the people on this board that just because someone believes in God and Jesus, that does not make them Catholic.Source: The demon, called Green Goblin, tries different strategies to disarm the one who stands in the way of his plans. I know I complain a lot, and I know that you and me, we've got issues, but right now, just for tonight . Although the purpose of this page is to identify Peter Parker's religious background as Protestant, and to point out that the character occasionally expresses religious faith (at times sincere, at times casual), it would be a mistake to give the impression that any overt form of Protestant Christianity is a major aspect of his character. They think of Madalyn O'Hair, a woman who knew how to hate.He tries temptation, lies, flattery - ideas that are neither creative nor new. Spider-Man's religious background is most evident simply through his character and day-to-day actions. On the other hand, when people think of Christ, they think of a man who knew how to love.
Do you think we'll be seeing the topic of religion explored in the Marvel Universe anytime soon? JQ [Joe Quesada, editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics]: I don't know if dearth is the right word to use, especially when traditionally there was no expression of religious beliefs by comic characters in the past. has Peter Parker in the attic of his Aunt May's home, where he is going through some of his old things. Spider-Man I don't think there's enough evidence really.After these 33 characters had been kidnapped by the Goddess, the remaining superheroes gathered to try to figure out what was going on. And then you'd get all bored and grumpy and you'd blame it on me. MSNBC published an article by Alex Johnson that cited this website as well as interviews and other sources. Peter being a very science oriented individual tends to dismiss the religious angle many times though he has been known to pray in some way but it's typically prayed with a "if you're real" or "we don't get along well, God" or some such comment. He sort of talks like those old Jewish guys you often see in the park playing chess.The Vision analyzed data about who had been taken and who had not, and explained his analysis (Now that the appropriate files have been examined I believe I have sufficient hard data to put forth that theory I mentioned earlier. The article's material about Spider-Man drew heavily from this "Religious Affiliation of Spider-Man" page. However that could just be a NYC thing, I never picked it up when I lived there. However thinking about it more and more, I have seen him celebrate Christmas. Jean_genie 08/22/2003, Christmas is a lot like Saint Patrick's Day, in that most people celebrate it for the celebration itself, and not so much for its meaning.Nevertheless, Parker has exhibited a clear belief in God from time to time, and his Protestant Christian background has always been strongly manifest in his behavior and personal code of ethics. Superman also had a strong Christian upbringing, Johnathan and Martha Kent were praying for a child around the time Kal-El landed on Earth.
Although Stan Lee and many other early Spider-Man writers shied away from directly addressing Peter Parker's religious beliefs and religious identity, other aspects of the character have been dealt with concretely. Martha is always praying for Johnathan during the 'Death of Superman' saga, as Johnathan is venturing on his 'spiritual search' for Clark.For us to sit around a table and say, "hey, we need a dozen new Hispanic characters," seems forced and not the way we go about our creative business. C: In the many what if tales where Peter Parker dies, (Most notably "What if Kraven had killed Spider-man" and "What if Spider-man became Venom"), Spider-man is shown as having a Catholic, or Catholic-looking funeral. Peter's probably 'too cool' to go to church, but I'd say he'd follow in his uncle's footsteps if he does go to church.