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Moses, Jesus and Superman

The films depicting life and heroics of Superman have Biblical themes in them. Superman has something in common with Moses and Jesus.

Moses is left in a basket to float on Nile. The daughter of Pharaoh finds him. She hires the mother of Moses to take care of Moses. After three months Moses grows up at Pharaoh’s palace. Superman is an infant when he is sent to earth from Krypton by his parents. He grows up on earth.

Jesus is the saviour, so is Superman. Both do good. Jesus raises the dead. Superman brings Lois back to life by going back on time. Jesus performs miracles. Superman’s deeds are miraculous. Jesus suffers, so does Superman. Jesus conquers death by resurrection. Superman does not die.

Jesus was born in Bethlehem

The decision to show the birth of Jesus in Nazareth in the Vatican crèche is baffling. Both gospels of Matthew and Luke mention that Jesus was born in Bethlehem. There is nothing to suggest that Jesus was born in Nazareth.

Vatican officials should not play with the faith of the people and go against what is written in the gospels. How Benedict XVI has allowed it? Does he think Jesus was born in Nazareth? If so, on what basis? The first chapter of the Gospel of Matthew does not mention that Joseph lived in Nazareth before he took Mary as his wife. In the second chapter of the Gospel of Matthew the magi are told that Bethlehem is the birth place of Jesus. There is no basis to say that as per the Gospel of Matthew Jesus was born in Nazareth.

The crèche at Vatican needs to be as per tradition. Otherwise there should be no crèche.

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