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Batman’s Lost Faith Sends Fans Scrambling To Find Meaning

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DC Comic’s toughest brooding superhero has revealed that he doesn’t believe in God. That’s right—in Batman #53, Bruce Wayne gets candid about his lack of belief in the Almighty. But before God-fearing fans start saying Sunday prayers for the Batman, a little backstory is in order.

Catwoman Left Batman In A Bad Place Mentally

Watching your parents get murdered as a child is enough to make anyone question their faith. But Batman #50 added further injury as readers saw the love of Bruce’s life, Catwoman, leave him at the altar. She told Bruce in a letter that Gotham needs Batman more than she does, and being married (and happy) would hinder his work. That’s left Bruce with much to think about.

Batman’s Soul-Searching Time

Every so often, writers have Batman take time off to re-think things. For example, after recovering from his back being broken and taking up the Batman mantle in the 1990s, Bruce took time off before returning with a new costume. So this isn’t new territory for the Dark Knight. But there are some new territories being explored.

Bruce Defending Mr. Freeze Against…Batman?!

After being dumped by Catwoman, Batman is taking time off to spend more time as Bruce, who is serving on a jury for a trial involving Mr. Freeze. Here it’s revealed that Bruce believes Batman might have gone too far. It’s during this time he’s asked by a fellow juror whether he believes in God, to which he replies that he “used to.” But here it’s possible he is actually talking about having lost faith IN HIMSELF, not the Almighty.

Batman Put His Faith In Himself…And Then Lost It

While many readers took Bruce literally, what they missed is that he also said he had a deep belief that Batman saved him and became the symbol of morality, goodness, and faith in his world, adding “God is above us. And he wears a cape.” This makes sense. From the time his parents died, Bruce has put his faith in himself. He’s trained himself into the perfect crime fighter and has even fought god-like beings, to name a few of his accomplishments. But being Batman couldn’t save Bruce from his breakup. And now his world is upside down.

Batman’s New Costume, Just Like The Old One

Going forward, Bruce is coping by going back to his original costume: black on grey, underwear on the outside, and a cloth utility belt. The idea is that he wants to rebuild himself by going back to where it all began. Strangely enough, DC is doing something strangely similar with Superman by going back to his classic suit in Action Comics #1000 and lately has even been exploring the issue of religious faith and whether he believes in God (he says he believes in “something”). Maybe DC writers are doing some soul-searching themselves after having brought so many heroes, villains, and original costumes back from the dead.

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