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Featured Was Ultron an Atheist?

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by evangelist6589, May 14, 2015.

  1. evangelist6589

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    Avengers Age of Ultron. I have evidence and can list at least three reasons that Ultron was not an atheist and a hint, none of them come from his quoting of Mt 16:18. Please note I figured this one out without reading any blogs, or other websites, or newspaper articles on the film. I usually avoid reviews anyways. This question you will only be able to figure out if you actually watched the film.
     
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    I haven't seen it yet, but I plan on it. I like the Avengers.

    I guess my only comment to you since I haven't got a chance to watch it yet, is I guess you DO find some redeeming value in fictional stories after all.

    I got the impression that you didn't like fiction. I like it very much along with lots of other genres.
     
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    I love fiction!
     
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    I'm not sure why this is in the topic of Bible Study as Ultron is a fictional comic book character....but....OK...I'll play....initially (with Pym and, in the movie, Stark) Ultron held somewhat to his creator as god, but he rebelled against that god (still....not with a clean break). This comes out a bit more in the comics but it's very apparent in the movie. As the character progresses he becomes his own god and strives to create in his own image.
     
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    It's good. James Spader does a great job as Ultron (even though I thought of "Reddington" throughout the movie).
     
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    Oh, I didn't know it was going to be James Spader. I like him.
     
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    Ultron is not anything but a figment of someone's imagination. Why are we in Baptist Theology and Bible Study talking about a fictional movie and the state of someone's beliefs who doesn't even exist??
     
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    I thought that the Theology Section was for theological topics. Sad that things have come to this state.
     
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    Wasn't Bugs Bunny Jewish?
     
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    I agree, at a minimum this thread should at least be moved to the General Baptist Discussions section, thats where the bigfoot thread is. :laugh:
     
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    I haven't seen the movie. Is Ultron dead? If not, why is the thread title framed in the past tense?
     
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    Whenever the universe settles, God throws a stone at it.

    The best way to rid the world of sin? Ask Noah.
     
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    You only love fiction that you approve. You've blatantly accused others on this board of opening the door to satanic activity because of the fiction they like.
     
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    Bingo bingo!!!! He affirmed there is a God and affirmed Noah was a true person.
     
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    Comic book theology.
     
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    That doesn't prove Ultron wasn't an atheist; merely that he had accessed the Bible and could use it as reference. If anything, it showed that he considered himself God.

    Consider the premise: the point was to show how evil Ultron was, and they did so by making religious references. Kinda tells you what the writer(s) think of God and religion, doesn't it?
     
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    My thinking that the similarity to the Devil was not too far off then?
     
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    Unfortunately I don't know that our churches as a whole, in general, are not too far from "comic book theology." :tear:
     
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    Haven't seen it - but Marvel comics generally follows Norse mythological themes, shown most clearly by the superhero Thor and his adversaries.

    Rob
     
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    They also follow Greek mythology; one of their superheroes, who was also an Avenger for a while, is Hercules.

    DC tends towards the Egyptian and middle eastern mythologies.
     
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