According to the Ramban’s Thirteen Principles of Faith, we, Jews, believe that “that the dead will be brought back to life when G-d wills it to happen.”
Okay, but what happens if you remarried and your first wife comes back? Dum-dum-DUM! (That’s eerie music playing in the background, duh.)
Anyway! Will it be, like, before “Crisis on Infinite Earths” (DC Comics) where there was an Earth-one and an Earth-two and each Earth had, like, it’s own Superman? So they’ll be, like, alternate universes?
Whew, this is too big for my pretty little head. 😉
Luckily, I’m sure G-d has read “Crisis on Infinite Earths” (after all, it’s only $19.79 on Amazon.com) and thought about this. I wonder if G-d has also considered “resurrection technology”….
Book I wish I’d purchased at the YU (Yeshiva University) annual Soy Seforim Jewish book sale! (Sale ends February 15!) Sadly, I went WAY over my book budget this month: “Jews in America: A Cartoon History”
There’s even a Hispanic version: “Latino USA: A Cartoon History, written by Mexican Jewish writer Ilan Stavans.
Also check out: “American Judaism: A History” by Jonathan D. Sarna. Not a comic book but very engaging and interesting.
Related: “Up, Up, and Oy Vey: How Jewish History, Culture, and Values Shaped The Comic Book Superhero” by Rabbi Simcha Weinstein
One thought on “Does G-d Believe in Comic Books?”
This is an interesting question. Assuming that the cartoon contains no prohibited subject matter (e.g., graven images), I think G-d would “support” comics to the extent that they further the performance of Mitvot. Judaic writings like Perkei Avot show that G-d wants man to seize the day in a manner that is righteous and helps others. If comics further the noted end, then I would assume that G-d approves of comics. As an aside, Chazal supports that G-d “believes” in nothing other than man, which is the quintessential act of faith given man's track record.