CHRISTIANIZING SUPERMAN May 3, 2007Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Showbiz.
Tags: Spiderman, Superman
Waaaahhh!!!! While the Spiderman 3 has been drawing so many moviegoers in the theaters of this part of the world that is Philippines, here I am, inspired to write something about Superman. No, I do not want these two heroes to fight with each other (Superman Vs. Spiderman). I simply want to share a short reflection about a moving scene while I was watching Superman Returns in my computer.
We already know that in the movie, Lois Lane won the Pulitzer Prize for having written a strongly worded article “Why the World Doesn’t Need Superman?” In one of her conversations with Superman, she shouted to his face that the world doesn’t need a Savior and she doesn’t need one.
All of a sudden Superman takes her up and asks her, “WHAT DO YOU HEAR?”
Then we hear loud voices through Superman’s ears – voices of people crying out. Then he looks at her and said, “I hear everything.”
Then, he added, “In your article you wrote that people don’t need a Savior, yet everyday I hear people crying for one.”
Beautiful conversation, isn’t it?
In our daily lives, we heard of many people who already rejected the idea of a Savior – people who believed that they could do all things on their own, people who believed that their strength is enough to battle all things out, that salvation comes only from within.