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Posted 5/29/08
One of our group members in another thread made the statment: Most of the people at my chruch think it's weird to like anime and God. SO what do you guys think?
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Hmmm... What most people at that church have heard is probably the stereotype of what anime is. (What is the stereotype for anime? I honestly don't know lol.)

In all honesty though anime is just a cartoon with an actual storyline and more grownup themes and characters. So it's no worse then watching your favorite series on TV.

So as long as you keen anime in perspective with God. Know that God comes first and to know what anime you should and should not watch. Anime is fine
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well, actually everyone in my church knos that Im a anime addict. So I dont really worry about that but for that group member that has that problem, i guess its what nycthora said, you just have to put God first and nothing goes before that, not even anime ...
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Well unfortunately I don't have a steady church at the moment, so I don't know their thoughts on it, however I do know the general populas is against it. Like throwing away action figures, they think you should give up "cartoons". But then again most of these are the ones that replace anime with bars so, like im going to take them at their word.

Liking anime and Loving God can coincide. As long as anime doesn't turn into an idol, you should be alright. Prioritize deffinately. And most peoples conception of anime is adult oriented, like that of blood sex and unrealistic ideals. But same people also think the good die young so, long live anime, long live His Kingdom, who cares what others think besides the One that matters.
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Some good views here. Lets keep it going.
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Hey...one question I've been wanting the know the answer...

I'm an anime addict as well...but since I got hooked up into knowing God I've been confused if I still have to watch anime or not...or is it a bad thing to both be obsessed (not that obsessed!) in watching anime and liking anime characters...

My fellowship just says that it's not bad to watch anime...but you should watch those that have good motives (what the author's motive is on making that show)...
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well thats a personal decesion, between you and your faith, I am confident I can watch most animes, (some are like nc17+) without thinking twice on it, however once an anime calls into question my morales or my faith, or disregards either, than I am through watching it. Everyone is on a different level in their faith, I have been a christian for some time, and I am a little more hardened to some material than others are, the line is drawn when you feel uncomfortable yourself. when your concience kicks in and says this isn't right. I personally don't think of anime as a hinderance, although it does take up time i could be doing more reading, so its solely based on you. ratman will probably hit any points i have missed.
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Ok, the book of Deutoronamy deals with the comandments and there fore idols. It is fine to like art "anime" as long as it doesn't take prescidence in your walk. Anything can become a sin, if it puts God on the back burner. so as long as you have your priorites in order there is no biblical doctrine that says don't watch anime, and a matter of fact, anime can be an instrument to worship God. If you have fellowship with other anime addicts is that not pleasing to Him, whereever 3 or more are gathered He will bless and attend, I'm 100% sure the bible does not degrade anime, for if you single out anime, you single out tv, and art, cause thats what anime is in its simplest essence. So, the wrap up, AS LONG AS IT DOESN'T BECOME AN IDOL, anime is not only fine to watch, it is supported, according to the west minister confession, I forget what part, we are to live a fullfilling life and a joyous one to give glory unto God, so ill let you guys check it out yourselves. But no man can tell you that anime is wrong to watch or a sin, IF it comes in second to God. But I would put your family, school, friends above anime, but thats just my priorites.

Hope that answered some questions.

If you don't understand anything I have said here or if I need to elaborate on the west minister confession, or what part of Deautoranamy (chapter 5) or anything else feel free to private message me.

http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_with_proofs/
Posted 5/31/08 , edited 5/31/08
wow...really fantastic ideas....i do really agree....i'm an anime addict myself and there was a time (during my elementary years) that idea aroused in my mind. Would it be okay to like anime at the same time glorify God?

My answer would be really, YES.

for the reason that I do believe that God has his own reasons of doing things.... Anime is not really bad but it depends on the person if he or she will let himself be affected or be influenced by the anime he/she watches. Influence is not bad itself as long it's good intentions are clear. But if ever there is an anime that will ever test you, you yourself must have a resolve on what path you want to tackle. Your faith must certainly win over that obstacle, cause anime does you something "good" but God makes everything "excellent!"

Have a nice Sunday everyone and God bless!
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"But if ever there is an anime that will ever test you, you yourself must have a resolve on what path you want to tackle. Your faith must certainly win over that obstacle, cause anime does you something "good" but God makes everything "excellent!" " (Anevie

ha ha, despite the grammar this is the exact principle to follow. (sorry to tease about the grammar). But you have it exact, if something tests your faith and your iffy on rather you will pass, don't take the test, study a lot more in the word of God before you make a decision on how you will live and maintain your life. I would never feel comfortable watching Ninja scroll again, as all the elements in there question one's values, and if something obstructs your views and faith, you should cast it aside, let nothing bring you down, wing vs weight principle, what ever will bring you closer to God you should do, whatever brings you down, you should cut off, u can apply this to anime as well.

Make sure you all goto church tomorrow, We need to get outdoors and fellowship as well;

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Posted 6/4/08 , edited 6/4/08
lol....i'm so sorry about that cranky grammar...hahaha...it's just that i was typing too fast because mom was already scolding me to do my chores! lol...but God is good everytime! =) weeh~
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i really 'like' anime but i 'love' God..does that make any difference?...for me, ya...lol...i just try not to apply the bad things i have watched in that anime...just for entertainment and nothing more. But who knows? maybe through anime you can befriend somebody, an unbeliever, and little by little introduce him/her to God...that would be cool! lol I haven't tried that yet but hopefully, i'll get the opportunity^^
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Ne, if anyone would mind answering...is it bad to do fan-stuff like maybe make groups for your favorite character or claiming your anime crush? Just a question please...^_^
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aprilsierra0601 wrote:

Ne, if anyone would mind answering...is it bad to do fan-stuff like maybe make groups for your favorite character or claiming your anime crush? Just a question please...^_^


of course not... making him your idol (as in you're totally obsessed with him) is a different thing though.

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anevie wrote:


aprilsierra0601 wrote:

Ne, if anyone would mind answering...is it bad to do fan-stuff like maybe make groups for your favorite character or claiming your anime crush? Just a question please...^_^


of course not... making him your idol (as in you're totally obsessed with him) is a different thing though.



Ahh...thank you~ ^_^ *reminding self to keep obsession to 50%)

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