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I was shocked and offended by one particular scene in the "Green Lantern" movie. When Hal Jordan, played by Ryan Reynolds, was whisked away from Earth to be "trained" and initiated into some galactic police force (something like that), he was placed on a cross-shaped table in a classic crucifixion posture. He was wearing only a loin cloth and during the "procedure" he was injured by some sort of energy that caused him to scream in pain as first, his hands and then his feet and then the right side of his abdomen glowed red for a few seconds. Then he was wrapped up in his green uniform and given great powers.

I was quite offended and saddened by this blatant blasphemy. I didn't know at the time that the G.L. character was supposed to be homosexual too. There were also a lot of occult symbols prominently featured in some scenes. I guess a lot of atheists are threatened by the reality of Jesus and take Him very seriously - in a backwards kind of way.

Noprovison, rapture ready 58 Comments [10/25/2012 3:49:32 AM]
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Mike Litoris


10/25/2012 3:59:59 AM

Peter Fitzinya


10/25/2012 4:00:53 AM

Percy Q. Shunn


10/25/2012 4:01:53 AM

KittyKaboom

Did you even SEE the fucking movie? He fell in love with the girl and ended up with her at the end.

EDIT: I didn't recall any crosses in the transformation scene, so I went back and looked it up - it's just as I remembered it, Hal was floating in mid-air. Sexy as hell, but not sacrilegious.

It'd be nice if fundies ever bothered to actually expose themselves to something before condemning it. Then at least they wouldn't have to lie about it.

10/25/2012 4:05:15 AM

Filin De Blanc

Green Lantern being portrayed as Christ-like is a compliment to Jesus, surely?

10/25/2012 4:15:31 AM

New Face of Rove

Which Green Lantern was "supposed" to be gay?

Alan Scott - Not Gay, has two kids, one of whom is gay
Hal Jordan - Not gay.
Guy Gardner - Not Gay
John Stewart - Not Gay
Kyle Raynor - Not Gay

10/25/2012 4:30:41 AM

VoiceofKane

Yeah, I loved those scenes. My favourite part after the one where he rides a space unicorn to space Arby's, but they don't have any space beef.

Wait, no, sorry. None of the scenes either of us said ever happened.

10/25/2012 4:31:44 AM

UHM

The New52 Alan Scott is actually gay, but the movie was about Hal Jordan. If what you seem to remember actually offends you, Superman has to piss you off enough to earn you a Red Ring.

Not to speak of Barry Allen, who not only doesn't go batshit insane when a villain comes out of the closet, but also wears this uniform:

^- Clearly a homosexual communist.

10/25/2012 4:42:27 AM

Doubting Thomas

Christians... taking the fun out of entertainment for 2000 years.

10/25/2012 4:45:47 AM

Reynardine

Then don't go to the movies.

10/25/2012 4:51:20 AM

Kuno

OK, I can kind of understand that as a fundy you see Jesus everywhere, so I will let that one slide. But this:

I didn't know at the time that the G.L. character was supposed to be homosexual too.

You did see the movie, didn’t you? Hal Jordan is pretty much shown as a womanizer, his establishing shot is him laying in bed with a nameless naked woman, FFS! He even gets the girl at the end! This should be a clue that he is not gay… Also, as mentioned by New Face of Rove there is more than one GL, even on Earth, let alone the rest of the universe.


@New Face of Rove:

After the reboot of the DC continuity last year, Alan Scott was retconned as gay, now living (again) on Earth-2.

I haven’t read that story yet, but then it made the news, even here in Germany. (I have no clue if Jade and Obsidian, his two children, survived that retcon.)

10/25/2012 4:57:54 AM

Mister Spak

" I guess a lot of atheists are threatened by the reality of Jesus and take Him very seriously"

I guess a lot of christians are threatened by fiction that contradicts their own fiction and take it very seriously.

10/25/2012 5:17:10 AM

Frostythesnowman

Crucifixion was always carried out with victim naked. Even your normally inaccurate bible states that this is how Jesus was nailed up. So who is the person with the loin cloth supposed to be?

Crucifixion was a common method of execution for non-roman citizens, so why do you think that this scene had to represent one man?

And no, atheists don't accept the concept of blasphemy, nor are we any more threatened by Jesus than by the Easter bunny.

10/25/2012 5:23:26 AM

D Laurier

You are shocked and offended that your religion has influenced the imagry of a movie... and you imagine that this somehow threatens us?
You imagine that we atheists take your imaginary friend seriously?

Seriously Noprovison...
Get over yourself.

10/25/2012 5:27:12 AM

OhJohnNo

I was shocked and offended by all of Green Lantern.

10/25/2012 6:16:22 AM

The Crimson Ghost

That's really hitting the bottom of the barrel.

The GL movie sucked; with the exception of Batman, make mine Marvel. Especially Thor & Captain America. Yummies!

10/25/2012 6:22:02 AM

Norris

@Kuno

They did not, that was actually part of the impetus for rebooting Alan Scott as gay. And about six issues of Earth 2 have come out and it is (in my opinion) one of the best series that DC publishes.

10/25/2012 7:04:14 AM

Canadia

You mean you've got this backwards? Oh thank god, I thought you were actually convinced any of that was true. You were? Fuck.

10/25/2012 7:18:22 AM

dionysus

Were you offended by the two thieves that got crucified with Jesus? Or any of the other hundreds of people that were crucified throughout history?

10/25/2012 7:21:15 AM

Prager

Jesus used to hang out with twelve guys... Do the RR people need help figuring it out?

10/25/2012 7:22:28 AM

Mr. Bigglesworth

In other words "Your fiction is offensive to my fiction."

10/25/2012 7:48:04 AM

Kuno

@Norris:

OK, thank you. I am still catching up on all that „New 52” stuff.

I can’t say I like the direction they took with Superman, but I wasn’t a great fan of him anyway. At least they changed very little on Batman and I really like the new Wonder Woman series.

And most important, Dick Grayson is back at being Nightwing and has his own series!!!111eleven! [/fanboy]

Also I don’t understand all the flak the Green Lantern movie is getting. I rather enjoyed it (but I was never the biggest Hal Jordan fan, I always thought bringing him back as GL was a big mistake).

10/25/2012 7:51:24 AM

Sharon Young

You probably WERE intended – as a Christian, I suppose – to treat Jesus Christ seriously – as a spiritual leader above any other factor – that includes his / His sexual orientation. Also, crucifixion happens to be a historical punishment. Your call, your judgment, Noprovison. If Hal Jordan (whoever that is) openly, explicitly and literally claimed to be Jesus Christ or even God incarnate (not sure of this at all), then scream blasphemy validly for all you like – your claim is justified. (I'm an agnostic. Shoot me.)

10/25/2012 7:52:04 AM

Anon-e-moose

"he was placed on a cross-shaped table in a classic crucifixion posture. He was wearing only a loin cloth and during the "procedure" he was injured by some sort of energy that caused him to scream in pain as first, his hands and then his feet and then the right side of his abdomen glowed red for a few seconds."

"I was quite offended and saddened by this blatant blasphemy."

Question: Are you all for the Death Penalty, Noprovision...?:



...so I guess you'll be offended by the above blasphemy. And equally saddened at it's purpose. Oh, and before you dare to think you have the right to claim, 'But they're criminals who were rightly convicted!', the Birmingham Six would like a word with you. They are precisely the reason why the death penalty was scrapped here in the UK in the early 1960s.

Even the law can make mistakes, nay, can be used politically, to deliberately convict the innocent.

You try spending 16 years in jail for no reason. Especially on Death Row in your precious US prisons. Then see what is the real blasphemy.

Your precious Bible calls for homosexuals to be stoned to death for the blasphemy of being who they are. Then there's the little matter of wearing mixed fibres, working on a Saturday, eating pork (to say nothing of meat, period)...!

10/25/2012 7:58:50 AM

Thinking Allowed

Messianic symbolism is common in movies. It's the easiest way (in the western world) to portray the hero when he's in a struggle. Come to think of it, a lot of parallels in the movie and how Jesus died and came back from the grave, it's very appropriate.

10/25/2012 8:04:15 AM
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