This does not mean, however, that the adult Superman attends weekly church services (he does not).If asked if he is a Methodist, the adult Superman would not answer "no," but he would defer answering such a pointedly denominational question by suggesting that he respects people of all faiths and backgrounds and considers himself a servant of all humanity.
As Clark later told his wife, Lois Lane, he stopped attending services becaues he "knew too much about their lives -- their problems -- their lies...
[he] was afraid" that he might lose his faith in people.
So he decided to distance himself from such close-contact, frequent congregational worship and put his faith in "the best that humanity has to offer" (, the adult Clark Kent continued to visit and consult with the minister at his family church, even after he had begun his career as Superman.
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The character was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster [often mis-spelled "Joe Schuster"], both of whom were Jewish.The character of Superman, however, has always been depicted as having been raised with a solidly Protestant upbringing by his adoptive Midwestern parents - Jonathan and Martha Kent.Of Clark's parents, Martha is the more devout churchgoer. While growing up in Smallville, Kansas, Clark Kent attended Sunday church services at the local Methodist church with his mother, Martha Kent, every week until he was fourteen years old.These aspects of the character are not speculative, but are canonical - established by in-continuity published DC Comics.#850 (August 2007), for example, identifies Methodism by name as the denomination that Clark Kent and his mother attended.Jonathan also raised his adopted son with staunch Protestant values, but Jonathan has never been much of a churchgoer.