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84b037  No.1[Reply]

Welcome to a board for the discussion of Anime within a Christian context to the Glory of God!

The purpose of this board is to provide a place for Christians who are fans of anime to discuss their hobby from a Christian perspective. This entails:

1. Discussing Christian anime and manga.

2. Discussing secular anime and manga from the viewpoint of Christian discernment. (I.e. highlighting Christian virtues within said anime/manga; debating whether said anime/manga is ultimately edifying or a stumbling block to most or all Christians, etc.)

As such the rules are as follows:

Rules

1. This is a Safe for Work board that follows the global rules. No pornography, or illegal content will be tolerated.

2. As Christians, please be civil to one another.

This entails the following:

- No personal attacks, insults, obvious trolling or general ugliness.

- Interdenominational debate is allowed only in a civil manner with primary sources and/or well-thought out reasoning.

3. No scandalizing anime/manga.

This entails:

- No hentai. Period.

- No anime/manga with excessive heavy fan service/general lewdness/pro-pedophilia themes.

- No anime/manga featuring over the top gore and violence.

- No anime/manga with excessive swearing

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84b037  No.48

>>47

>Well that certainly tells you what the priorities are

Constructive discussion of anime from a Christian perspective void of the NPC-esque anti-anime tropes tiresomely regurgitated time and time again?

Yes.

Those outside of Christianity who may be interested in such a discussion and don't cause trouble are welcome to participate in said discussions?

Yes.

Yes, those are amongst our priorities. Don't like 'em? So long; have a nice day.




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4d49cc  No.73[Reply]

A core part of any story is the theme, the messages contained within. This isn't exclusive to anime, but is relevant to books, TV, movies, video games, etc.

I wonder about the kind of messages or themes present in some stories. The ones that are outright hostile to religion, especially Christianity, are certainly problematic. It's the rest of themyou have to be careful with. I'm not against any narrative that makes you think(should I be?), but it's important to think about if there is anything immoral within stories. I don't think conflict is necessary bad, it's a part of writing a story, and showing immorality is sometimes necessary in order to portray it as wrong. But here are just a few things I think about. I'm not trying to start a moral panic, and I'm not saying these things are definitely wrong. I don't know if they are, but I think it's worth questioning.

Fantasy magic, or other supernatural powers. Stories don't always eplain it or link it to witchcraft or other occult things.

Fantasy religions. Within fantasy worlds, there are sometimes fictional religions or fictional gods. Sometimes it's in the background as world-building, sometimes it's more involved.

Intelligent, non-human life. God created us, and we are more than animals. But some media makes other species that are also intelligent. They could be typical fantasy races, like dwarves or elves. They could be talking animals. They could be animals. Or they might be science fiction, like aliens. Or clones or robots, created by mere men.

Dragons. Sometimes fantasy portrays them as mere animals, other times as intelligent beings, but Christianity has never portrayed them in a good light that I'm aware of. Same question can apply to zombies, ghosts/spirits, or other fantasy monsters.

Dinosaurs and evolution. Some people think these are compatible with Christianity, some don't. But they are mentioned in some stories, so it's worth bringing up.

History. What do we make of anime set in historical periods, and their portrayals of Christianity and the Post too long. Click here to view the full text.

dc2e12  No.74

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>>73

Really great and meaty post. Want to go through this in more detail later, but wanted to at least touch upon these:

>Fantasy magic, or other supernatural powers. Stories don't always eplain it or link it to witchcraft or other occult things.

>Fantasy religions. Within fantasy worlds, there are sometimes fictional religions or fictional gods. Sometimes it's in the background as world-building, sometimes it's more involved.

Personally I don't have a big issue with what I would best describe as "Dungeons and Dragons Paganism/Magic." What I mean by that, is that the presence of Paganism or Magic in a series is purely surface level: its does not promote a real Pagan worldview on a deep and sincere level. The "Paganism/Fantasy Religion/Magic etc." is ultimately glorified window-dressing for the sake of storytelling/world-building, and the magic is basically there for the sake of cool magic battles. Stuff like "Record of Lodoss War", "Slayers", and "Ruin Explorers" (fist pic related) are perfect examples of this. Ironically, "Ruin Explorers", in particular, has a character going through a development arc in which they start out as your garden variety "I must slay the evil wizard, whom I hate with all my heart, in order to avenge my kingdom that he destroyed!" type. However, by the end, he is ultimately only able to harness his power and become an effective king by overcoming his hatred of said wizard. Which makes the story closer to Christianity than the fantasy religion/Paganism that is implied for a few seconds here and there.

In contrast, I was actually greatly disturbed by "Coco" of all movies (second pic related.) "But dude, it's Disney-Pixar. Family friendly and all that; what's the big deal?" I imagine you saying. The problem is that the Paganism in that film is not merely window dressing: it directly promotes Pagan morals that are essential to the plot to the point where I argue that it is one of the most blatantly Pagan movies that I have ever seen in recent years.

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dc2e12  No.75

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>>73

Okay, one more. This one in particular made a perfect example pop into my head:

>Crime is wrong. Not every character in a story follows the law perfectly though, even the characters that are supposed to be right. Nobody is perfect except God, but what do we think when a protagonist, or someone on there side, does wrong?

Pic related: I used to love Geobreeders when I was younger, but ultimately threw it away for two reasons:

1. Uncomfortable level of blatantly titillating fan-service.

But more importantly:

2. Blatant mercenariness and reprehensible behavior on the part of most of the main cast.

It's bad enough that it's one of those archetypal "main male character is a milquetoast who gets abused and walked all over by a "harem" of stronk assertive wamans" anime. But one of the main plot points is that one of the main central cast members gets literally kidnapped. The MC wants to selflessly rescue her straightaway. But the female members of the company he's a part of? They will not undertake this rescue unless he agrees to pay for the expenses of their services. He agrees, and with meticulous precision calculate all of his expenses, and even engage in usury via interest and hidden expenses. By the end of this mission, he's basically in debt to them for the rest of his life.

So yeah, in addition to the aforementioned fan-service, the abusiveness and mercenariness of most of the cast towards their very own, and said behavior being played up for laughs and yuck yucks is a line in the sand for me.


dc2e12  No.76

>>74

Additional note unrelated to topic:

Ruin Explorers is mostly good, but does have two scenes of nudity that I recall. They're fortunately classy and not trashy, but nevertheless, if you're going through a Nofap and might be triggered by nudity period, you might want to steer clear or proceed with caution.




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e12f7b  No.3[Reply]

Let's pick up from where we left off, shall we?

I'll open up with a great recommendation: namely the Dog of Flanders. It's a wholesome movie set in a Catholic Europe and is about the life of a young boy and his dog. It's a movie about friendship and is sure to tug the heartstrings of most people. I give it a /christian/ out of ten.

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0898f0  No.49

thanks for the suggestions! :)


75a7c9  No.50

>>49

This. Good stuff!


70b84e  No.70

>>34

>>33

>>36

>>40

>>41

>>42

Doesn't that anime have a guy use a literal book of nonsense as law? I don't recall if the book was supposed to be religious but I'd think it would be anti-Christian if it was.


15042b  No.71

>>70

That part is actually anti-Pharisaic. The governing body is using their book (which they can't even read properly, just like the Pharisees) to justify immoral actions that are clearly contrary to nature.


70b84e  No.72

>>71

I hadn't thought of it like that. Though one other concern I have (which may or may not be off base) is that I got some kind of humanistic vibes from the whole spiral/will power thing though I could be completely off track.




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dfd89a  No.66[Reply]

I'm not sure if this board is even active anymore, but are there Christian board equivalents for other activities, i.e. video games or other hobbies?

1480f9  No.67

>>66

Your guess is as good as mine regarding the existence other boards centered around other hobbies from a Christian perspective.

I'm the board owner; I haven't been very active as of late due to graduating from college this past month, along with the rigamarole of the holidays and all that entails, and just being burnt out from the aforementioned.

I honestly wish this board would get more active but no dice. The animation recommendation thread is 90% either me copy and pasting recs from the last thread on /christian/ before the de facto ban took place, or my own recs, and I don't want this board to just be me doing recs, I want others to get involved as well too. Especially in light of the fact that while the de facto anime discussion ban seems to have been lifted on /christian/, once again, as usual, that thread has mostly devolved into:

>"Anime is a sin!"

>"No it's not!"

>"Yes it is!"

>"No u!"

If the subtext of your post is: "would you be open into turning this board into a general discussion place for hobbies and such from a Christian perspective, not just anime?" My answer is: if there's enough interest, sure.


dfd89a  No.69

>>67

>If the subtext of your post is: "would you be open into turning this board into a general discussion place for hobbies and such from a Christian perspective, not just anime?" My answer is: if there's enough interest, sure.

I hadn't actually considered that. I'd just found this board and was interested in discussing other forms of media as well from a Christian perspective. I don't know if there'd be enough interest though since you say this place is pretty inactive.




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697c09  No.64[Reply]

Why are cartoons so evil? is everything ugly evil?

6bc9cd  No.65

>>64

>Why are cartoons so evil?

The Western cartoon industry has been thoroughly infiltrated by Marxists. Just like almost every other mainstream Western form of entertainment. Wasn't always this way though. Even as recently as the 80s and some of the 90s, Western cartoons were, for the most part, pretty wholesome. The rot definitely started in the 90s with some gross out cartoons with innuendo laden humor. Though I don't think things really kicked into high gear until the 2010's with the likes of Adventure time, and similar cartoons that followed suite.

>is everything ugly evil?

That is complicated. People who are ugly by traditional standards can have good hearts in the eyes of our Lord. Ugliness can also be utilized as an instructive tool at times:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ugly_Duchess

Btw, what's the cartoon or cartoons referenced in your .gifs? I'm completely unfamiliar with these images. The first image is particularly disturbing, with what look like devil hand signs being held up and eye paint that is evocative of shock rockers.


fb6b47  No.68

>>64

what the hell is that




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e9ac6b  No.30[Reply]

Are Christians allowed to have waifus? And who is your waifu, anon?

pic unrelated

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461d4d  No.56

>>54

Sorry for getting angry. I can see you're trying to help.


48b010  No.57

>>55

>It's true, I'm terrified that God won't give me what I need… Or, more specifically, that he will, but that it'll be a life of unremitting suffering. For all I know–and I'm not making this up on the spot, this is a daily fear for me–God could decide that what I "truly need" is to be homeless, friendless, filthy, diseased, disfigured, and mentally ill for the remainder of a very long life. Because "true love" wills the "true good", right? So whatever will get me the most virtue and the highest seat in heaven that I'm capable of–that's all that counts in the end, right?

>Can you understand why I would complain that you're binding up heavy burdens now?

Fair enough, and I can understand where you're coming from. And you're absolutely right, God may will a life of extreme hardship for us. Or he may not. I will not pretend to know God's will. But it is true: Christian life is one of suffering and hardship. Our Lord says it himself: whoever does not take up his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

Taking up our cross may also entail getting rid of attachments as well too. The fact is, even if you wish to argue from the standpoint of: "waifus are not idolatry, they are merely attachments." It is still a sin:

>24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. - Matthew 16 24-25

>15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. 16 For everything in the world-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life-comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. -1 John 2:15-17

Attachments, to the point of putting them above God, is in fact iPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


48b010  No.58

>>57

(cont'd)

But once again, the central issue is that you fear that God will give you more than you can handle. And he might. People often misuse 1 Corinthinans 10:13…

>There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

To mean He will never place you in a situation that breaks you down, or crushes you to remake you, when this in fact may happen.

This indeed does sound scary. So how do you deal with it? Once again. Faith and trust in God is a journey of development, not an instantaneous overnight transformation. In fact, if you've already been baptized, that's just the beginning. Abraham started out lying about his wife being his sister for fear of God not protecting him from lustful men. He even lacked trust in God to the point of sleeping with his servant in order to conceive a child. Eventually, his faith grew to the point where he was willing to sacrifice his own son at Gods' command. Peter's faith vacillated all the time: from confessing Jesus as the Christ, to walking on water, to sinking on said water as soon as doubt set in, to denying Christ three times, to becoming the Bishop of Rome and being crucified upside-down for his faith. Also: Jonah and the whale/fish/sea-monster/whatever…..'nuff said.

The point is, you are going to grow in your faith over time as you stick to the path. Just as Peter eventually thought it nothing to die for God, if you stand firm to the end, God will forge you into an individual capable of withstanding the horrors you listed; maybe even worse, I don't know. Because God will be with you all the way; that's what he means when he says that his yolk and burden are light. And remember, this life is, what, 70-85 years or more tops, give or take nowadays? After that is eternity: which will be worth it when you stand before the DreaPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


6e0b8c  No.62

Hmm. what about a tulpa that urges you towards Christ, tries to keep you on track?


48b010  No.63

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>>62

>A "man-made" (i.e. product of delusion, mental damage, or actual unintentional demonic provocation and worship) deity being a warm and fuzzy friend leading you to Christ.

>Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

This is just getting silly at this point.




b31829  No.59[Reply]

Friendly reminder.

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65ce26  No.61

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

I sympathize with people being aware of the the Synagogue of Satan, and of border control issues, but not like this.

Firstly, no offensive racial caricatures. Other races are still children of God.

Second, even though modern Talmudic Judaism is of the Synagogue of Satan, you forget that in Revelations Chapter 7, it specifically states that a remanent of the Jews will be restored to Christ. Their evil is a spiritual problem brought about by the rejection of their Messiah, not a racial one.

Third, one of the pics is an interdenominational attack, rather than a debate with sources. As per the rules, not allowed.

Fourth, this board is for the discussion of Anime and Manga within a Christian context. It's not just a free-for-all for Christian related stuff. If you wish to criticize modern Judaism and border control, you've got to do it within the context of Anime and Manga discussion. For example, see attached vid.

Warning: This scene in Angel Cop is literally the only thing worth watching in the entire anime. Other than this scene, Angel Cop is your garden variety "boobs and blood" exploitation OVA of the late 80s-early 90s, that is not appropriate for Christian viewing. Manga Video (the distribution/publishing company) back in the day also had a penchant for filling their dub translations with extra expletives in order to make their anime releases more "adult" and edgy, and Angel Cop is no exception.




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