Marvel Comics Introducing a Muslim Girl Superhero

SidewaysQuark11/06/2013 10:50:43 am PST

re: #73 Absalom, Absalom, Obdicut

Why are you assuming that modern religions will inevitably devolve into mythology? That’s a strange assumption, since the growth of irreligion has been relatively modest, and religions as ancient as the Norse and Greek have not died out (Judaism, for one).

Nope, it’s a normal assumption. All religions have died over a period of thousands of years. Not saying they won’t be replaced with others; seems humans are hard-wired for irrational woo. (There is the unprecedented red herring of technological advancement, though, which could, in the long term, wipe out superstition entirely, but that’s another conversation.)

I’m sorry, I can’t really tell what you’re saying here. The ‘reality’ of her faith, in the Marvel universe, would be the existence of a supernatural being, but the existence of other supernatural beings, too, right?

But… we’re talking about the Marvel universe, where Thor is a reality, not a myth.

Your argument here is terribly confused, you seem to keep talking about the Marvel universe as though it’s our universe.

So she has a “fake kind of Marvel-Islam” where polytheism is accepted? You’re the one positing a terribly confusing scenario. How is that even Islam? I would think when someone finds out that someone they’ve been worshiping is just one of Thor’s buddies it would put a serious damper on their faith, unless they actually are nuts….