When Jesus Returns in DCs “Second Coming”

Well here’s a thing. Jesus Christ is due to feature in a new DC comic series called “Second Coming”. I’m going to save you the trip to Snopes. This is indeed happening. According to the DC website:

Witness the return of Jesus Christ, as He is sent on a most holy mission by God to learn what it takes to be the true messiah of mankind by becoming roommates with the world’s favorite savior: the all-powerful super hero Sun-Man, the Last Son of Krispex! But when Christ returns to Earth, he’s shocked to discover what has become of his gospel—and now, he aims to set the record straight.

DC Website

Yes… About Sun-Man – This is going to be part of the DC Vertigo line which is geared toward more mature readers, and also seems to involve less of the “mainstream” superheroes. Therefore the Sun-Man / Superman thing.

There are cries in various corners of the internet that this is blasphemous. According to CBN…

But Second Coming is closer to blasphemous than biblical. Instead of a biblical account of Christ’s return, it depicts Jesus as a failure who disappointed God by getting crucified when he first walked the earth. He is sent back to learn how to be a real Messiah by learning from the superhero “Sun-Man.”

CBN News

Can I suggest something?

Can we perhaps at least wait for something to be released, and possibly read it before proclaiming it to be blasphemous? I guess by reading it, we could almost have a sensible conversation about it? I don’t know exactly what it covers, but the CBN article goes onto talk about how Jesus doesn’t recognise himself in modern day Church advertising.

While I’m sure its not all great, I wonder if there will be areas that could speak to the church and about the church? It would be nice if we could have a sensible conversation about those things.

The Second Coming could be all a load of rubbish. I’ve not read it yet. But if it is a load of rubbish, can we please not get all “Burn The Heretics” over it? Please?

When Jesus Attacks Jedi…

So according to the BBC Website, this happened…

“Police are hunting a man dressed as Jesus who assaulted a fellow Halloween reveller dressed as a Jedi Knight in Dundee.”

Read more here.

I realise that Jedi is a growing religion in this country, but really…

What would God the Father say..?

“Jesus Christ” wants to become the next MP for Burnley

According to this little article in The Metro, “Jesus Christ” is about to make a move into politics…

If you’ve been quietly waiting for the Second Coming, you’re late to the party.

Jesus Christ has been living fairly anonymously in Burnley.

He was reluctant to reveal his true identity, the former bus driver says, but soon realised his ability to cure the sick made him the Messiah.

Formerly known as John Edward Birtwhistle, 77-year-old Mr Christ changed his name by deed poll in 1996 after people started calling him Jesus.

Now that he has accepted his role as the Son of God, he plans to stand to be Burnley’s next MP.

Read More over at The Metro.

Parliament could be an interesting place in 2020

The Passion Of The Christ 2: Possible Plotlines?

In case you missed it, a follow up to the Christian Gorefest The Passion Of The Christ is being planned. According to Den of Geek:

A huge hit on its original release in 2004, Mel Gibson’s bloody, violent The Passion Of The Christ remains the most successful independent movie of all time. It brought in over $600m in worldwide ticket sales, costing just $30m to make.

Gibson’s new film as director, Hacksaw Ridge, has begun screening, and once it’s released, it might just be that he turns his attention to a The Passion Of The Christ sequel.

Screenwriter Randall Wallace has revealed that he’s working on a screenplay for a new film, which this time would follow the story of the resurrection of Jesus. And whilst Gibson hasn’t confirmed the story, Wallace has, and the pair are said to be working together on the new project.

While it seems the The Passion Of The Christ sequel may focus on what happened after the resurrection, we wondered how this may be presented on screen, in a manner that the fans of the original movie may appreciate.

Here are a couple of potential plotlines / titles we’ve written for The Passion Of The Christ 2:

  1. The Passion Of The Christ: Peters Tale. A movie telling the last moments of Jesus’s life from Peters point of view, finishing with the restoration of Peter. Therefore leading to the audiance getting the expected 60 minutes of horror gore, but this time around, Passion 2 includes Peters hopeful quest for restoration.
  2. The Passion Of The Christ: Personal Passion. During the days after his resurrection, Jesus is tempted by Satan into taking revenge on the ones responsible for his death. Will he bring heavenly revenge on people, or will he show a level of forgiveness that has never been seen before?
  3. The Passion Of The Christ: Before The Resurrection. As Jesus prepares to take on death, in a battle for all humanity. He realises that he first must meet Judas one last time.
  4. The Passion Of The Christ: Passion Falls. Earths story has finished. The end of time is here. Jesus had returned. As he looks over creation he remembers the last time he was here.
  5. The Passion Of The Christ: A New Testament. The Resurrection has gone wrong. Jesus finds himself resurrected in 21st Century America. Coincidentally at the same time that Judas has somehow found himself resurrected. Leading to a buddy movie like no other, as Jesus and Judas travel around the world, on a quest to unite mankind with God.

What would you like to see in the new movie?