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Satanic Hell - a digital comic series

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can you name an atheistic comic book or graphic novel?

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Upcoming Superhero movies 2011/2012

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Comment by Gecko, Seth...brother of Richie! on February 19, 2010 at 7:26pm
six under how the hell did I miss this group!
Comment by Nathan Phillips on December 11, 2009 at 1:17am
Nice fan made trailer to Green Lantern. Because we are so small and powerless when we are young, the actions of adults appear superhuman. When we are grown, we wish that someone could still pick us up and we have Superman or God. However, most fans of Superman realize that he's fiction.
Comment by Klaus Motan on October 24, 2009 at 6:29am
@Jacqueline
seems to be me, for example...
...what´ld you like to know ?
Comment by exodia on October 10, 2009 at 5:42pm
@Ariel,

In the Marvel universe the character named “One-Above-All” would be classified as a god. Unlike the inhabitants of the god races; like: Thor, Odin, Loki, Hercules, Zeus.

- Exodia
Comment by Libertino816 on September 8, 2009 at 12:43am
Hello, I am a comic book fan and at one time collector. My favorite ones are Sam Keith's The Maxx and Matt Wagner's Grendel and at one time Samuree.
Comment by Ammer on August 27, 2009 at 1:33pm
I think that ariel makes a valid point. I think it is within human nature to desire things that seem otherwise unreachable.. (like superpowers) that’s why we invent imaginary characters and subscribe the powers we so desperately want, to them.. in my opinion all gods were superheroes when you look at it.. first multiple gods (polytheism) with each a special defing skill or ability and later one (super)god (which had all the powers) Our lives look far more interesting and more meaningful in the knowledge there’s something out there we can’t grasp. Just like seeing a magic show, you know the lovely assistant doesn’t really gets cut in to pieces by the seemingly sharp saw, but you in the back of your mind you want to believe it’s true..
Comment by Jennifer Parsons on July 21, 2009 at 10:32am
Ariel, you know, I actually hadn't thought of it like that...but, yeah, why would "God" in the sense of Christian/Jew/Muslim/etc. need help from the Spectre or any of the other superheroes? So, yeah, makes sense it's more of a "god-like race"... Thanks for the food for thought!
Comment by Ariel on July 21, 2009 at 7:39am
RE: Jennifer's July 14 comment

Looked at from another angle, that same situation can be seen to promote an atheistic environment. In my view, the characters you mentioned are not "God"s. They are rarely omniscient and never omnipotent (evidenced by the fact that they either need superheroes' help or can be stopped by them). They are members of what I call god races. They have powers and abilities far beyond the human scope, but so do the superheroes themselves. They are not the true God(s) of modern religion. The reason I say comic 'verses support atheism is that the knowledge of the existance of beings that seem like gods to men undermines the religious premise.
Comment by Jennifer Parsons on July 17, 2009 at 9:47am
Hi Aaron, I don't always feel as eloquent with words as some of the things I've read here on atheist nexus...but I did choose to join a group of intelligent individuals, so maybe my writing abilities will go up. :-) Please don't feel small here (even though it can be overwhelming)! I only joined last week, and I just made a point of going on to some groups and posting some comments (some, afterwards, I thought might have not come out right...but oh, well). You probably know far more than me, then, about the history of comics (though I use Wikipedia a lot to fill me in on character histories)...and maybe this group will help get you caught up in what's happening now in the comic world. :-) I'm currently reading about the rebirth of Capt. America and about Green Lantern's fight with the Black Lantern Corp... And it'll still be fun to come up with our own atheist super hero, so I'm glad you didn't delete that thread!
Comment by Jennifer Parsons on July 14, 2009 at 10:44am
Hmmm...there are a few atheist superheroes (Mr. Terrific, Hank Pym)...but it's got to be strange when, at least for DC and Marvel, the world actually has gods flying around (Ares, Hercules, Thor, for example), let alone the Spectre...and, of course, actual demons...and we've seen visits to hell in various stories...enough proof, I think, that if I lived there, I'd believe! I would think we would need to either pop into an alternate reality universe (like in our world in Marvel's "1985") or create a new comic book line that doesn't have gods and demons flying around... :-)
 

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