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CHARISMA Writer Complains X-Men: Apocalypse Rips off the Bible and Calls Jesus a Mutant


Jessilyn Justice, assistant news editor for CHARISMA, is upset that the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse movie calls Jesus a mutant. Even worse, the movie rips off the BibleJustice writes:

The latest installment in the X-Men franchise stirs the water of blasphemy by claiming Jesus was the original mutant—and that the Son of God is one in the same with other major religious figures.

“I’ve been called many things over many lifetimes,” says the titular character known as Apocalypse. “Ra, Krishna, Yahweh.”

The fictional story follows the omnipotent En Sabah Nur, later known as Apocalypse, who terrorizes the globe for centuries with his four horsemen.

“You are all my children, and you’re lost because you follow blind leaders, but I am here now. I’m here for you,” Apocalypse says.

Sound familiar? That’s not the only rip-off from the Bible…

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Here’s the thing: Jesus WAS mutant. He was a man and a God. Seems quite mutant to me. And as far as ripping off the Bible. As the movie trailer suggests, the authors of the Bible likely ripped off  beliefs and practices from other cultures and religions. Perhaps Justice, a 20-something, ought to spend some time studying the history of Christianity and the development of Biblical texts and doctrines.

I wonder if Justice has thought about how similar En Sabah Nur (Apocalypse) is to the Christian God of the Old Testament and the Book of Revelation?  Born 5,000 years ago, around the time Abe and his fellow sheepherders were cooking up Jehovah, En Sabah Nur spent time ” traveling around planet Earth, convincing civilizations that he is a deity (inspiring different myths as a result) and manipulating them into fighting wars.” (Wikipedia)  According to Wikipedia, Apocalypse “awakens from hibernation of thousands of years and decides to end humanity and to take over the world.” Kind of sounds like the Book of Revelation, yes? For seven years, the Christian God rains judgment, violence, and death upon the inhabitants of the earth — slaughtering most of the human race. Perhaps X-Men: Apocalypse is actually an accurate depiction of Jehovah and his mutant son Jesus.


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    Looking forward to the movie 🙂 Since I liked most of the others in the franchise, it will probably be a fun watch.

    Anyway, Jesus as a mutant sounds pretty convincing. There’s this girl in the X-men series who can walk through walls, so it comes close enough 😉 Jesus walking through walls and on water fits right in there.

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    J.D. Matthews

    Oh noes! A superhero movie with religious allegories and allusions? Say it ain’t so! LOL. Also, it’s definitely SERIOUS BUSINESS. Wouldn’t want some other fictional mythological story competing with their fictional mythological story!

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    Karen the rock whisperer

    As I understand it (my field is geology, not biology) mutations are genetic changes to an individual’s genetic makeup that occur either in the genetic contributions from its parent(s) or after those contributions have been made. Since we don’t know what genetic contribution a Holy Spirit might be expected to make, we don’t actually know that Jesus was a mutant. 🙂 OTOH, he easily could have had genes that were mutated versions of what his mother provided.

    How’s that for idle speculation on a non-existent conception event?

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