The Avengers Xian product placement

So the other day I went to see The Avengers at a nearby movie theater. It was a great movie with an amazing cast but one particular scene was almost vomit-inducing. As Captain America was about to confront the gods Loki and Thor, Black Widow informed him to be careful because they were powerful gods. In response, Captain America stated something like "There is only one god ma'am, and I doubt he dresses like those two". Upon hearing that statement, several people in the theater applauded and cheered (as I cringed). Needless to say, I believe I have came to the point where just the slightest Jeezus reference makes me want to barf. 

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Comment by kOrsan on May 13, 2012 at 3:25pm

Read between the lines. As if the everyday theist was smart enough to do that.

Comment by Sagacious Hawk on May 13, 2012 at 3:40pm

Grady, I think what you need.... is to see it again!

Comment by Rich on May 13, 2012 at 10:48pm

That film was awesome. Thats all I have to say on the matter.

Comment by Tom Holm on May 13, 2012 at 11:34pm

i cringed at that part too, but no one in the theater cheered though. and like you im at the point where anytime i hear god or jesus i tend to shutter a little because i think too myself ''how can people still believe in this guy?'' and they sound so silly when i think about it. meh i guess thats what happens when you are one of the ones thinking outside of the religious box

Comment by Helena on May 14, 2012 at 12:04am

pfft.... there is no problem with demi-gods, its just another word for Sagan's Type 2 or 3 beings... Thor may have been a type 3 D or something....

Comment by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on May 14, 2012 at 9:31am

Note to self... don't see movie. 

Comment by Ross O'Neil on May 14, 2012 at 5:00pm

Been a Marvel junkie my whole life and must say for the most part have been able to see more anti-religion sentiment thoughout.  Hawk's analysis above is spot on.  I did note Cap's comment and smirked in the sense that it fit with his history and character (the trained mind of a soldier).

Comment by Jason Paisley on May 14, 2012 at 5:01pm

I expected Captain America to say that as it is very much in character for him. He grew up in a time where being a Christian was pretty much matter of fact. Notice Tony Stark and Bruce Banner have a very skeptical mindset about things. I'd love to see them portrayed as agnostic or atheist for leverage. Yeah i heard one person say "Yes!" at that scene. He's Marvel's big Boy Scout.

Comment by ernie garcia on May 15, 2012 at 12:00am

it's characterization for steve rogers.  joss whedon, an admitted atheist, wrote the script and directed the movie.  he also did buffy, where the lead character has a crucifix on her chest on many episodes.  didn't make any difference.  at the end of whedon's run on astonishing xmen, one of the lead characters asks god for strength because she's jewish and it's her character.  

Comment by Dale Headley on May 15, 2012 at 1:53pm

   I care as much about what Captain America thinks as I do about what God thinks - to the extent that fictional characters like THEM can be said to "think" at all.  And anyway, who the hell is Captain America?  I seem to recall vaguely that he was in a comic book I read as a small child, which, coincidentally, is the last time I gave a serious thought to God being anything real.


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