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Whats next? Technology is satanic. Or maybe food is gonna be satanic.
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hahahahahaha. No.

Remember when Dungeons & Dragons was the path to Satanism?

Anime is entertainment that has stories that deal with devils, demons and hell. Same as movies, television shows, comic books and something else.... what was it?

Oh yeah THE BIBLE!
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cjg1029 wrote:
In Demon King Daimao the demon lord was supposed to be a really bad guy and a lot of people didn't like him for it but there were a lot of people in support of him and then God was a tree that wanted a girl dead.

How about the much earlier Demon Lord Dante, where near the end we find out...

It really isn't so much that anime is satanic as that it simply isn't Christian. Keep in mind it is coming from a country where the Christian population may be as low as 1%.


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cjg1029 wrote:

So there was this facebook page that said anime was satanic and blah blah blah and I noticed that there is a lot of people and Christians that feel that way.

Well I've heard that eyeliner and red hair are satanic too, but that is obviously ridiculous. American fundamentalist christians are notorious for being incredibly stupid and getting worked up over the silliest things. Kentucky has the Creation Museum, which includes models of white people riding dinosaurs in the name of Jesus. People believe this crap and pay money to go there!


Basically, idiots make up garbage to feel superior to others, and then repeat it ad nauseum on Fox News, eventually convincing other idiots that they are spewing facts, not insanity. Ann Coulter is living proof.


Anyway, I think anime is safe from the touch of evil one for the moment.
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No, just no. what most of these people fail to realize is that while things like Oni, Youkai, and so many more can be translated as demon, devil, and such it is highly inaccurate as they are concepts coming from very different cultures which while having some overlaps have little in common.

What they fail to realize is, while westerners can translate Oni as Demon or Ogre so to can Demon and Ogre be translated as Oni. The problem with this being that while you can translate something it rarely encompasses the full meaning of the concept.

Which leads to the other problem. Which is the difference between Japanese and western mythology and religion. Eastern is rarely clearcut black/white, good/evil, harmful/helpful. While on the other hand in western culture it is very often a case of good or evil with all that entails and it often shows as even when a anime does use Demons and Devils there looking at them from there own prospective.

So to conclude this rant it's mainly a problem of misunderstandings between different cultures mixed with a few bad translation choices.
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So what if it is? Anime was made in a country that doesn't exactly endorse Christianity, and the Christians don't exactly have any right to try to suppress anime. The radical bible thumpers can screw off, I'll stick with anime.
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no more than those high-and-mighty Christians are
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Anime isn't Satanic, it's just that the Japanese are often a bit less sensitive when it comes to topics like sex, racism, and religion. It's not they mean harm by it, that's just their culture. Also demons and such, are a staple of japanese mythology which of course they will try to connect with Japanese art forms such as anime.
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yeah it is (some of it)
who really cares though probably most stuff in the world is
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Yes, it is Satanic.
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Posted 1/25/13
No it isn't.
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Beware anyone claiming to have the one and only way.
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the issue is that some religions are falling out of favor in the eyes of the world so they bark at anything they can find in order to get people to unite under their banner against what they claim is "evil". anime just so happens to be the target of these people at this time.
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mhibicke

Anyway, I think anime is safe from the touch of evil one for the moment.


I dont mean to derail this into a political thread, but as stupid as what she said is, you have to put it into the context of where it belongs. It was 2 days after muslim terrorists killed 3000+ Americans. It's quite understandable that things would be said in the heat of anger that people wouldn't normally say. I'm not defending her, but simply reminding of the context of her stupid comment.

ANYWAY...

Yeah I remember when my grandma found out that I was writing fantasy stories and told me how magic was going to send me to hell, and how all gods are just satan in disguise... and how D&D teaches you to summon satan and leads to demon possession. lol

I wish I could say I miss her and her looniness, but I don't. When she died, I felt worse for my grandpa that I did over the fact that she (finally) croaked. ...my family is a lot easier to deal with without her crazy ass around...



Im ashamed to admit this, but when I was a kid, I went to a church that preached about nonsense like this... I'm just thankful I learned to do my own thinking when I grew up.
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Posted 1/25/13
I sacrifice a goat before every episode of Hunter X Hunter to please the dark lord....
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If loving anime is wrong, I don't wanna be right
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