Come forth all unbelievers of the blessed Possessor of the Matrix and heed the following lesson. The lesson being that the grand Optimus Prime is much more worthy of worship than the Christian God. You doubt this statement? Then read on and discover for yourself why this is so!
Optimus Prime does not demand worship
There are quite numerous instances in the Bible where God demands that people worship him, both in the Old and New Testaments. When this does not occur in the manner he prescribes, the usual result is mass unpleasantness of one sort or another – global scale death, pestilences, threats of eternal damnation, etc. Optimus Prime does not demand worship and does not care if you worship anyone or anything else; as long as you don’t cause grief for others, he’s fine with your choice.
Optimus Prime does not send anyone to eternal torture
As previously noted, the Christian God will allow you to be tortured for eternity if you do not believe in him – and not just that, you also have to believe in his son. If you fail to live by his standards, even when they contradict each other, then you happen to be pretty much screwed. God certainly has the ability to save every single person from hell at any instant it might take his fancy but he refuses to. Optimus Prime does not hold with any sort of eternal damnation and, as noted, does not demand any one lives by arbitrary rules based on his own ego
Optimus Prime has better guidelines for living your life
If you happen to look at how Optimus Prime lives his life and the teachings he shares with those around him, you can see this his ‘commandments‘ are better than those of the Christian God. There is no requirement to worship Optimus Prime for starters nor is it mandatory to take a day off and basically waste an entire day (even in regard to leisure activities or household chorse). Instead all Optimus guides us to is to be respectful to everyone else, use your intelligence in all things and do not waste your life.
Optimus Prime does not discriminate and believes in freedom
‘Freedom is the right of all sentient beings‘. Optimus Prime does not care if you are a homosexual, he does not care if you do not believe in him, he does not care if you eat the wrong things on certain days. As long as your lifestyle choices do not harm or cause grief to other people, Optimus Prime is happy with however you choose to live your life.
Optimus Prime has a better track record in overcoming death
The Bible contains a story where an aspect of the Christian God overcomes death a grand total of once. Optimus Prime has died and rise considerably more times than that. He died in Transformers: The Movie (1986) and returned in ‘Dark Awakening‘ only to sacrifice himself and then return in ‘The Return of Optimus Prime‘. Optimus also dies in Transformers #24 (US, series 1) only to return in a new body in Transformers #42 (US, series 1). In Transformers #75 (US, series 1) Optimus Prime sacrifices himself to destroy Unicron (cosmic evil demi-god) and returns in Transformers #80 (US, series 1). In Transformers: Generation 2 #12, Optimus Prime sacrifices his life so that an alien swarm might learn what peace is only to return in that same issue. For more information (and more deaths/resurrections), see The many deaths of Optimus Prime.
Optimus Prime actively combats evil
The Christian God does one of two things when it comes to combat. He either lets others do his fighting for him (see the almost continual warfare carried out by his chosen people throughout the Old Testament) or he lets an aspect of himself walk around and talk alot – which does not exactly constitute combatting evil. The first option is a cop-out, he could have gotten directly involved but chose not to – even letting his own people lose on occassion when they did not follow one silly rule (eg, hold this stick up in the air for no apparent reason) or another. The second really achieved nothing at all and could even be considered a waste of time since much more productive courses of action were clearly available (Instead of being tempted by evil in the desert, how about destroying it with your supposedly omnipotent power? That would have saved everyone a whoooole lot of grief). Optimus Prime, on the other hand, does not like combat and violence but realises that sometimes it is necessary to stop worse atrocities. He is often seen personally leading his loyal followers into combat, letting the forces of evil know he means business through the liberal application of considerable firepower.