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Anime is a sin?!

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@KTC: Holy... Ouch. Reminds me of some rabid "Christians" I saw in World Youth Day 2009. It's this Catholic gathering event I joined out of curiosity. There were these people giving out pamphlets saying that Roman Catholic is a blasphemous religion. Now that's totally EPIC. *shakes head*

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better edit the S before the censor police arrive ;)

 

lol! roman catholic is a blasphemous religion? I would love to see a pamphlet cuz that sounds hilarious.

 

@intan: so literally it means 'dream is a sin'. great, don't dream and keep that imagination under lock and key. XD

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There's always someone (or some group) who will ruin something for other people, it seems *sigh*

 

I did manage to attend the public mass during WYD '02 and I remember people handing out pamphlets then, too. Nothing about how "Catholics aren't doing it right" but you could tell that they were merely handing out information on their own religion...at a Catholic event oO;; I mean, I'm all for diversity and whatnot, but to attempt to convert people at a religious event is rather...well...*sweatdrop*

 

To get back on topic, though, I don't think anime is a sin at all! Ok, I can see them being against hentai and yaoi/yuri stuff, but that's a specific sub-set of anime, just like pornographic films are not representative of all Hollywood films. Most popular anime/manga series have good themes. A lot of shounen titles, like Naruto or Bleach, focus a lot on the value of friendship, teamwork, hard work, and defeating evil. I don't see what's so wrong about that o_O

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Well, as protesters go, these guys are actually pretty peaceful. Just holding sign up, I mean come on, what's wrong with that?

 

As for 'anime = sin?' discussion...

From reading OP, I thought maybe they're citing some of the references to Christianity in some. (IE Greed being chained up on a cross shaped rock in the Japanese FMA manga)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_metal_alchemist#Manga

Cus that's the only thing I can think of that makes those 2 even remotely related

 

But after watching the video... These guys aren't protesting Anime, they're just holding up signs at a large gathering of people & hoping that a few might secretly take an interest in spite of all their friends making fun of it. =P

 

Just wanna also jump in on the pokemon thing even though it's late for that.

Regardless of religion, pokemon is pretty evil if you think about it. I mean, animal cruelty much? They took dog fights & cockfights, generalized them into all sorts of types of animals, made it be something that everyone does (in game), and then marketed it to kids. Sounds pretty evil to me.

 

Teletubbies employs child psychology to get kids to keep watching, which just tends to ruin the subject. (by which I don't mean the subject of the show) Especially when used commercially like this.

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You can't really hear what they said so I wouldn't know if they said anything against anime or not. Judging by what the other attendees say to the Jesus cosplayer in another vid, I would assume that they WERE saying something against anime.

 

I am quite aware of the blasphemy in quite a lot of manga and anime. What you said about FMA is nothing compared to what's going on in the anime/manga Hellsing. The fact that the people are Christians and Catholics are there just for the sake of being there. It doesn't affect the plot in any way. Even if they were random people with no affinity to any religious beliefs, the same thing would still happen. They don't act like proper Christians and Catholics too. They just say God and Amen quite a lot and the Catholic priests and nuns wear the their traditional black clothes.

 

In the shoujo manga "Maria", the character who is supposed to be Mother Mary is portrayed as this ditzy, irresponsible, happy go lucky character. That wouldn't be too funny for Catholics.

 

Since I'm not that well-versed in this kind of thing, I really can't say if it's a sin or not. I mean, people being Christians and Catholics just because, or maybe the artist think the priest and nun robes are cool and gothic, are kind of dumb in my opinion. And somewhat insulting. I sometimes still enjoy the manga though, blasphemy or no, if the story concept or plot is interesting.

 

End rant.

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DA: link to the other vid? =)

 

Anyway, I agree w/ the part about blasphemy. Christianity isn't as wide spread in Japan so all they really know is the stereotypes (well, some more than others etc etc etc).

And I guess some would be offended by it, but there's some of that in every genre really. I mean, just look at what we did to their (ancient maybe? IDK if they still have Kami or how it's changed) religion. (Though only reference to it I know is that their gods/spirits appear as monsters in Magic: The Gathering)

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It just shows you that nearly anyone will find something they don't like, and Fundamentalists hate Everything they don't believe is in alightment with their beliefs. There is even groups that compete against each other for the True Faith.

 

BTW: Big anime and manga fan myself. Have watched a dozen animes with my favorites being One Piece, Bleach, and Code Geass before it ended.

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/fighting stuff you don't like:

did anyone hear about the pokemon thing a few years back where some group was saying pokemon is blasphemy because it doesn't say that the monsters' powers come from God?

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Pokemon? Back in the day people were calling it a tool of the devil because they're called monsters and the show has caused children to do weird things like jump of a roof trying to fly!! Not sure about the monster part, but as for the problem with children jumping off roofs, it's the parents' fault for lacking supervision and not educating the children enough. I mean, it usually happened in a household where the parents aren't around much so I wouldn't really blame the show.

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Daeva: I would. . . I mean, unless it also happens in unsupervised households that have no pokemon. . .

 

I used to jump off my roof when I was little despite having ample supervision (lol) and no TV. there was nothing else to do at that house.

 

 

KTC: yep. I don't have full details b/c my roommate told me about it a few months ago (he moved back to the east coast so I don't see him much nowadays. =P ) but yeah.

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Seventh day adventist
LAWLZ.

 

For something to be a sin, implies that it is inherently evil. and is anything inherently evil?

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there might be LOLz

I'm a devoted christian, yet I'm a fan of death note, vampire knight, D.Gray man, Code Geas how ironic... ♫ Being an 'otaku' doesn't have something to do with it.

are they really protesting? it seems like they're also a part of the convention. If I were in the place I'll join the "RickRoll" group. :0

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this video shows some people who are wasting their time. If they truly believe that they are defying God and they will burn in hell, then why not leave them be? I mean, knowing what the bible says and stuff, won't Jesus, like appear to them in their sleep or something, not look like some guy who just bought a Jesus outfit from the local halloween store? and what is up with that dude who is talking? no one is listening to you dude! get off the soapbox!

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I totally disagree. If you watch naked anyone it's better than it being real. God protesters. I think some people have TOO much free time... :( *mumble* deleting my favorite videos when there is nothing wrong *end of mumble*

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God protestors remove your videos? or copyright owners...

Youtube def. doesn't listen to god protestors. . .

 

 

as for jesus appearing in your dreams... um, no I'm pretty sure he doesn't have time for that. I think it does say to not go around protesting like that though. . .

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Do not!!

If there were bunch of theories that said they make in that way, i'm going to against them as well...

Anime not so bad, they all were outcome from our creativity, for our fun as well...

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WOOOW! I simply am out of words. I am Christian and yes I'm not that fond of Jesus being cosplayed, but I seriously do not understand where their motivation is coming from.

Yeah there are horrid, creepy, scary animes out there that involve hate or even Satan but that is no reason to protest.

That is like saying non-believers have to start believing God or they will burn in hell. They need to focus on other stuff like poverty and helping people in need rather than punishing other people for watching anime.

I feel ashamed really that there are such christians out there who believe watching anime is a sin.

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Amen... I.E. Zealous or those who dont have there sights set in the right way.

 

...This is just sad. I like anime, and im a Christian too.

 

I used to watch Trigun...

 

Wish it didnt have such language, blood, swearing. and at one segment or few, Sexually appealing and big breasted women.

 

But it had a deep meaning story.

 

I dont now.

 

But one particular anime i watch and love to see over and over is Hamtaro ^_^

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