A long time ago, Sofa took a series of photos showing Lego minifigures performing the Easter story. My first real attempt at Toy Photography, that was inspired by the Bible. Here is how that turned out. I’ve always meant to try updating the photos, here is the new attempt…
Mark Chapter 14
Mark Chapter 14
32 They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” 33 He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled. 34 “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to them. “Stay here and keep watch.”
35 Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hourmight pass from him. 36 “Abba,[f] Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”
37 Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Simon,” he said to Peter, “are you asleep? Couldn’t you keep watch for one hour? 38 Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
39 Once more he went away and prayed the same thing. 40 When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. They did not know what to say to him.
41 Returning the third time, he said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The hour has come. Look, the Son of Man is delivered into the hands of sinners. 42 Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!”
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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.
There was… going to be a comic called The Second Coming. According to The Guardian, it has been cancelled following a petition on the CitizenGo website that reached 200,000-signatures, which called on DC Comics to pull the comic. It felt like an almost controversial stance at the time, but Sofa felt curious about the comic, suggesting that instead of burning heathens, that we should look forward to what it had to say. Particularly in regards to “what has become of his gospel“.
While it looks like the comic still may happen, it will more than likely be released on a less mainstream label then the non mainstream DC label it was originally intended for. I’d suggest that this means the The Second Coming comic will still be out there, but the opportunity for a conversation about it will be less.
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…
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?