Palladin the “Mad Monk” of “Christians Read Comics Too!” talks about his religion and how it helps him appreciate themes in superhero comics:
I gain comfort from heroic tales. They remind me of the calling I have accepted as a Christian. I live now hidden within my own Faith because of the forces more powerful than I feel I can stand up to an still be an effect minister. I read and wish I had the Oan Power Ring, the evils of the Sudan and other places would be on my list as places to try and protect the helpless. I see wish fulfillment on a global scale as I try and do simple heroic deeds locally. I can not battle the regimes in the Sudan, but I can help raise money to feed the refugees and displaced. I cannot stop evil in the world, but I can combat it at every turn I find it in my path.
Unfortunately, he’s found that much of his church isn’t open to these ideas:
What is my place? I wrote the title as a way of striking out because “church politics” had used my hobby as the way to attack me. It still stings. I was in no less terms being accused of being a person that would harm children because I read and reviewed comics of a supernatural nature. Lies were told, this I know because I looked on sites of a Christian nature that was cited as the source of the attackers information. Other lies were dismissed by people that read the addresses of pages printed from on-line that were not the sites I wrote for and with. Why and how did I survive the almost destruction of my professional ministry? God.