Do you know that Superman is a Methodist and The Hulk a Catholic? How about Iron Man, Batman and the Wonder Twins -- do you know their religious beliefs? Adherent.com examined references to faith and religious practices in the comic books to come up with an extensive list of heroes grouped by religious affiliations. Just for fun, which one do you think is most formidable and would win the battle of the super champions?
Real-life superheroes also fall into several groups. There are those who dress and act like comic book characters, and then are firefighters, law enforcers, and regular good Samaritans. Chuck’s book The Good Life also describes a different kind of hero. A hero created not by radioactive insect bites or lab experiments but by serving others. He explores the life stories of everyone from well-known politicians to lesser-known prisoners who discovered “the good life” in giving up their needs for the needs of others. It’s not about becoming a hero or knowing what group you’re affiliated with, but becoming a loyal sidekick to the hero who truly can save lives -– the One who wore a crown of thorns, not a pair of tights.