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Postby OutoftheAshes » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:12 pm

Hey, I'm new
I don't really plan on watching too many animes but I have recently started Sailor Moon. The thing is, I'll start a show, and then I'll read a review bombing it and calling it satanic and feel reaaaally reallly guilty. That ever happen to one of you?
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Re: New+question

Postby nillapoet » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:49 am

No, I get a feeling I shouldn't be watching it while I'm watching it. Not because some review says it's bad.
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Re: New+question

Postby Thunderscream872 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:03 pm

I'm not gonna tell you what you should or shouldn't watch. That's a decision you have to make for yourself. I do think its important that you know why you feel you shouldn't watch something. Is it because you feel guilty watching it, or is it because someone told you that you should feel guilty? There are lots of Christians out there who pretty much stay away from any form of media that isn't overtly Christian, and that's fine for them, but I don't think you're gonna find many people here who have that outlook.

I believe that whatever you decide to watch/read/listen to is your decision, and only you know what kind of effects its having on you. I think its always important to remember that entertainment is just entertainment. In my opinion, it shouldn't be taken too seriously; unless of coarse you're worried about what your young kids are watching, but that's a whole other issue.

There are, however, allot of Christians who don't feel comfortable watching stuff with lots of "magic". If you don't think its good for you to watch that, maybe you should find something else. There are plenty of good anime out there that aren't as heavy on it as I'm assuming Sailor Moon is (haven't watched it myself yet).

Whether you decide to watch more anime or not, feel free to post here and hang out. :)
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Re: New+question

Postby Kraavdran » Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:57 pm

OutoftheAshes, first off, welcome!

I pretty much agree with what Thunderscream says, but I have a few things to add.

My philosophy on what to watch and what not to watch relies heavily on personal conviction. For example, I don't think that watching anime (or other shows) involving magic is a problem. To me, magic has no hold over my beliefs... it is clearly make-believe. However, I have a friend who grew up in an environment where magic was commonplace and closely related with things that were not from God.

Now, which one of us is correct? I argue that we are both correct. Her convictions tell her that music (even in fiction) is to be avoided and accepting it means something different to her than it does to me. And that's ok! For further reading, I would recommend Romans 14. It is my belief that this chapter speaks about things that are not so clearly-laid-out in terms of morality.

So, to summarize, trust God and seek His guidance. People can have some insights, but God is much better than people. Also, be certain not to cause a fellow Christian to "stumble" by forcing/convincing them of a different opinion despite their own personal convictions.
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Re: New+question

Postby OutoftheAshes » Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:20 pm

Thank you all so much for replying!
Anyways, the thing is I'll watch something, and maybe I'll feel pretty good about it. But then I see people online pointing out all the bad things in it, and then the next time I watch it those things really stick out and make me feel bad. All in all, I go back and forth between saying that "its just make believe its ok for me to watch it" to "I never want to watch anything on television ever again and be separated from the whole world." I think I'm gonna have to choose some sort of middle ground between those two options. My parents are another big factor, My dad is suspicious against anything well, Foreign. To the point where its misguided and he sorta overlooks that there can be good things coming from anime or just modern life in general. It makes it really hard to talk to him about certain things, which is partially why I got this account.
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Re: New+question

Postby anlptgtsg » Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:25 am

Welcome to the site OutoftheAshes.

I have nothing to add about the advice on the anime thing. yes it happened to me.
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Re: New+question

Postby Xeno » Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:27 pm

Don't worry about what reviews say. If you like something then watch it. Yeah, sure, there are some crazy ones out there, but if you're getting the vibe that Sailor Moon is bad, well you've basically cut off any of the even moderately good series. Sailor Moon is fine, Sailor Moon R is probably one of my favorite series.
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Re: New+question

Postby ClaecElric4God » Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:21 pm

Welcome, welcome.

I would add lots of input, but I'm not too good at that. I think it's been said fairly well (I have a slightly different opinion, but hey, that's why it's called an opinion).

Anyhoo, one thing I can say is that the reviews here at CAA can definitely help you avoid the shows that might not fit your personal standards, which makes a big difference. So I hope we can be a help and encouragement to you as you try to decide what is right for you. Also, I saw your other thread, and I would say that skreyola gave you some fantastic advice. I hope you enjoy your time here, and don't get eaten by wombats!
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Re: New+question

Postby MomentOfInertia » Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:05 pm

Welcome. o_o/
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Re: New+question

Postby Nate » Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:22 pm

Xeno wrote:Sailor Moon R is probably one of my favorite series.

>not S

I never knew you were such a pleb.
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Re: New+question

Postby Xeno » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:03 am

Nate wrote:
Xeno wrote:Sailor Moon R is probably one of my favorite series.

>not S

I never knew you were such a pleb.

I never finished S, so *shrug*, what I saw of S was really good though.

I am a pleb though, you're not wrong there.
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