Dr.Strangefate said:In all seriousness, though, it kind of really pisses me off...
Religion: Catholic, and GAY
reasoning: Because obviously being Gay means one can't be Catholic, as everyone in the Church believes eeeverything any pope has ever said....
And here the Jewish guy I dated for three years and almost married didn't think this was possible.E said:I know a guy who is a Jewish Catholic. He's a Jew who doesn't practice Judism - Catholicism (sp?) instead.
Yes, as a matter of fact, I have read the Bible. (In fact, I started attending a Bible-study group not long ago.) I agree, it can be a challenge dealing with either of the Testaments from a feminist point of view. Perhaps someday I'll Ultimize the New Testament and give some of the apostles and other folks a gender-switch. :wink:E.Vi.L. said:Anyway, adding 'gay' to the description is as valid as adding 'Devout', or 'Lapsed'. Obviously a gay catholic has some reconciliation to do so it's a noteworthy detail.
I mean, have you read the bible? Not always a happy go lucky book and quite explicit about what God thinks of homosexuality.
Gays, feminists and pretty much any liberal need to take some creative licence with their interpretation of the Good Book in order to reconciliate their spiritual and personal beliefs. It's hard work!
The person/people who created the site commented that atheism didn't necessarily lead someone to become a villain, but a large portion of villains did seem to be atheists for various reasons. (Or words to that effect.)E.Vi.L. said:Very few atheist though. And the proportion is far higher amongst villain than heroes...
Seldes Katne said:Yes, as a matter of fact, I have read the Bible. (In fact, I started attending a Bible-study group not long ago.) I agree, it can be a challenge dealing with either of the Testaments from a feminist point of view. Perhaps someday I'll Ultimize the New Testament and give some of the apostles and other folks a gender-switch. :wink:
Seldes Katne said:Unless you consider Judaism to be a race in addition to being a religion. I know some people treat it that way -- if you're born Jewish, you're a Jew for life, no matter whether you decide to convert to something else or are lapsed or whatever.
Is it my imagination, or is there a much greater expression of religion in general in the 616 Marvel universe than in the Ultimate Marvel Universe? About the only UMarvel characters I remember as showing any kind of religious background are Captain America, Thor (well, obviously, right?) and Rogue. Am I missing anyone?
Kitty is Jewish. And judging by the usage of Yiddish so is everyone else in Ultimate Spider-Man.