The Religious Affiliation of
J. Michael Straczynski
acclaimed TV, film, comic book, science fiction writer


J. Michael Straczynski has identified himself as an atheist, but one who has a deep interest in religion. J. Michael Straczynski is known for his highly acclaimed writing in many genres, including science fiction television (Babylon 5) and super-hero comic books (The Amazing Spider-Man). Straczynski's writing has featured numerous deeply religious characters who are well-written and thoughtfully portrayed. Straczynski's sensitive and moving handling of the spirituality of Peter Parker (Spider-Man) is particularly noteworthy in this regard.

From: "Religion in God Loves, Man Kills: Using the clergy as a bad guy" forum discussion page, started 2 September 2003, on "Captain Comics" website (http://www.captaincomics.us/forums/index.php?showtopic=754):

Chris Fluit
Sep 4 2003, 01:36 AM
I haven't seen too many positive portrayals [of Christian clergy] in comics recently, but Claremont has shown both positive and negative pastors. Non-Christians like Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison and J. Michael Straczynski are others who are fair in their portrayals of Christian characters.

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