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Christain mom freaks out about his son playing pokemon. wow.

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by , 27th July 2012 at 02:49 PM (2936 Views)
Ok, this is my first post and blog in some time, but i just got to get this out. i was skimming Memebase because i was Effing bored from playing my new Xbox 360 and i came across this: http://pokememes.memebase.com/2012/07/20/pokmon-and-you-thought/ it details a Christain mom who thinks her son is being pulled away from "God" because he plays pokemon, a game which she thinks was "Made by Satan" because it has Cockfighting and Evolution, two "Forbidden" topics for Christians. she even calls her sister dim becuase she let her sons play it, tells her own son no when he asks for a game, sends him to his room, and for gods sake tells him he will go to hell if he plays those game, also, forbidding him for talking to his friends who play the games, all because of a batshit insane fear of her son becoming a Satanist. yea. i can find so many things wrong with this, that it could fill a dump truck. first, as most of you know, pokemon dont get hurt from battling, in fact, they get an endorphin high from it, and battling is just a safer simulation of real life battles over food or terrortory, real battles that would injure or kill without trainers aiding wounds. on the topic of evolution, i dont want to start a flame war, but really, how the hell do you explain us not being around during the dinosaur ages, and two, evolution in the pokemon games isnt even representitive of real life, it is just what the american translators thought would be best to discribe the japanese meaning. the third is teh fact that when pokemon was making it into the US, Nintendo of america had strict rules on anything religous and anything that would offened religous peoples, of any type. if pokemon could make the cut than there was nothing wrong. and really, lets be honest, anyone who plays the games or hangs aroung bulbapedia knows that the series has many bases on many religons, such as Spiritomb being based off the 108 temptations of buddhism, this kind of referancing also spreads to christiananity as well. finaly, i really think this goes to show how christians, or any kind of religious people can be very overreactive, its just a game, a game made in a reigon of the world that is not christian for one, and has no ties to it or satanism. also, im very certian that the bible has nothing against video games, i mean come one people. its like the obama controversy all over again.

If you couldnt tell, i am athiest, i am this not because of this type of thing, but because i have studied many things about religion, especialy the bible, and i find that it contradicts itself all the time, it makes me feel as if the bible was just some preists fairy tale that he made to explain things that they could not at the time because of the absence of science, and common sense for that matter. really i dont care if people worship one thing or another, its just when they shove it in your face like an original charizard card is when it pisses me off.

Hopefully this woman learns her lesson, and stops being a huge drama queen, over a billion dollar RPG franchise to which this entire forum exsist to talk about.

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  1. Silver06's Avatar
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    PS: Link is fixed
  2. GatoRage's Avatar
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    Poe's Law comes to mind, but I think this is fake.
  3. ChinYao's Avatar
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    i really think this goes to show how christians, or any kind of religious people can be very overreactive,
    Ahem... would've been better said "This just goes to show how people can be very overreactive"... to say 'religious' people or 'Christians' is stereotyping... after all, Octy and I are both Christians but I'd say our overreaction levels are pretty low despite our religious backgrounds.
  4. John Understands's Avatar
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    This is fake. Too fake to be true.
  5. Silver06's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallowheart
    Ahem... would've been better said "This just goes to show how people can be very overreactive"... to say 'religious' people or 'Christians' is stereotyping... after all, Octy and I are both Christians but I'd say our overreaction levels are pretty low despite our religious backgrounds.
    Ok, i will say reading it over again made me realize this mistake, sorry, its just i see this all the time coming from the more overeactive of religous people, and what baffles me is the fact that their complaining about a game like this instead of resident evil or devil may cry which would be MORE diserving of this kind of thing given the content of the games. besides, the point of this blog is about people like this lady who overreacted to things that wern't even suposed to be like she says.
  6. Silver06's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by G013M
    This is fake. Too fake to be true.
    no, its true, it happens all the time man, this is tame compared to some of the other stuff that happens, if you know who chuggaaconroy is, this happened to him as well, his parents were concered because he was a pokemon fan too, but of course not to the magnitude of this or else how would he still be playing the games. it just goes to show how crazy people are about stuff.
  7. Silver06's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by GatoRage
    Poe's Law comes to mind, but I think this is fake.
    ok, i just looked up poes law, and i dont get you, are you talking about me or the story?
  8. ChinYao's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver06
    Ok, i will say reading it over again made me realize this mistake, sorry, its just i see this all the time coming from the more overeactive of religous people, and what baffles me is the fact that their complaining about a game like this instead of resident evil or devil may cry which would be MORE diserving of this kind of thing given the content of the games. besides, the point of this blog is about people like this lady who overreacted to things that wern't even suposed to be like she says.
    Yes, that's why we call them extremists... and just like extremists of other areas, be it religious or not, they are the minority and do not represent us (despite their loud obnoxious ways).

    I understand, my great grandmother was very extreme and believed even Veggie Tales are evil (you know, the Christian animations with vegetables depicting Bible stories?). I actually attend a church that I tend to find extreme (I do not have a choice in the matter... three more years and I am free to move away and choose my own church), due to their beliefs that Transformers are soft-porn, and that Home Depot should be boycotted for supporting the LGBTQ community, and their ideas that the human, more specifically the female, body is evil.
    Karamazov and Serenity like this.
  9. John Understands's Avatar
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    @Silver06;

    Emile's father thought Pokémon (or video games) was bad for him, but his father smoked (or did drugs) anyways.

    I do not know about his mother.
  10. Karamazov's Avatar
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    @Silver06; there aren't really double-posting rules when it comes to blog comments. But next time, please edit your messages together instead of posting them one after another, so it doesn't clog up the recent comments section.
  11. Serenity's Avatar
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    You know, my family was the same way in the beginning but when they played it and saw that it didn't really change me as in taking me away from church, then they became okay with it. But yeah, as Hallow said, even with our backgrounds, she and I aren't people to overreact. In fact, we probably have more of an open mind than these "extremist" Christians do.

    (I'm Octy, the one she mentioned btw. :P)
  12. Agent Gryphon's Avatar
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    Not all Christians are that bad, I still play Pokemon, hell half of the Christians at my church knows what it is and played it at one point in their lives, I presume their parents do not believe the same thing as this mother does, then again I only met a couple of their parents so I don't know them all,
  13. Kars's Avatar
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    Theres extremists in anything. Entertainment, media, religion (this includes atheists), politics.

    EVERYTHING.

    There IS ALWAYS going to be someone who takes everything way too seriously and ruin it for the other party.

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