Jesus and Superman is the comparision in this story.
Interesting stuff but the contrasts are more striking than the similarities.
"Superman, having been sent by his father, saves the world while (almost) sacrificing his own life. The villain, Lex Luthor, stabs him in the side."
That "almost" is a mighty big one, containing the crucial, yes, the entire Christian message.
"The 1978 Superman movie, co-written by Mario Puzo and directed by Richard Donner, resonated with many Christians. In a line resurrected for the new movie, Superman's dad (played by Marlon Brando) says: "They can be a great people, Kal-El, if they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you ... my only son."
That's almost straight out of the Gospel of John, said Reg Grant, a professor of pastoral ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary. But there's a vital difference from the message of Christianity: The caped, comic book "savior" is not sent to save people from their own evil. "He comes to help us find our potential," Dr. Grant said."
Ah, yes, the American Messiah come to help us achieve, be successful! Don't get us down talking about evil and sin and such.