Was Hulk really a Catholic? L’Osservatore Romano looks into the religiousness of superheroes.
The Vatican newspaper article was accompanied by two scenes from popular comic strips – Batman showing his alter-ego Bruce Wayne as a boy saying his prayers by his bed and the Hulk depicted with rosary beads in his hands.
Headlined Was the Hulk really a Catholic?, the newspaper described the article as an “inquiry into the religiousness of superheroes”.
The story was published as the latest Superman film Man of Steel this week took more than USD 250 million (£170 million) at the US box office and its phenomenal success has been linked to spiritual themes promoted by Grace Hill Media, a public relations firm focused on the Christian market.
“Is it enough for a person to have a rosary in his hand to be defined a Catholic?” wrote senior journalist Gaetano Vallini.
But Vallini said there was plenty of evidence to indicate the Hulk was a Catholic.
Source: The Telegraph.
The Vatican paper seems to have little fruitful to do nowadays, but never mind.
It is off course possible that Hulk is a Catholic.
Let see what Wikipedia records.
“Hulk is portrayed as a large green humanoid that possesses near limitless superhuman strength and great invulnerability, attributes that grow more potent the angrier he becomes…
Humanoid: That must surely be an alien from outer space. Or may be a demon?
Near limitless superhuman strength: That is exciting. Almost like the Pope.
In regards to the attributes of being potent and angry: Do the Vatican feel this has something to do with the anger that strikes Catholic priests, when they catch and rape altar boys?
Carrying a crucifix, or praying the Rosary…Hum, that is a close call…. But it is the color green that expose him. Obviously, he got it when he returned from Purgatory….
Take no part in and have no fellowship with the fruitless deeds and enterprises of darkness, but instead [let your lives be so in contrast as to] expose and reprove and convict them.
Written by Ivar