TsubasaKamen wrote:This deliverance minister didn't detect anything wrong with me but said that he felt that the Holy Spirit was telling him to lay hands on my head to undergo a brain rotation. Basically he said that he heard from God that my brain was off its axis a little bit which was causing psychological problems in my Life.
TsubasaKamen wrote:How can Sailor Moon be a sin for wickering the fundamentals of the Bible in S (Season 3?) Does not the wickering of these fundamentals in the Bible
TsubasaKamen wrote: I have a different concept of God than my parents. My parents view virtually everything that is considered carnal as a sin. Even going to see a head doctor (a psychiatrist) to my parents is SIN. But I look at what works for me. If Psychiatry helps me get back on my feet... then it is no longer a sin to me, but a blessing. A blessing that God used in my life for the healing of my self. I draw anime... and am quite decent at it. Can I honestly say that this God given artistic ability is a sin against God? How could any talent be sin toward God? Talents are divinely given to each individual on Earth for the purpose of shewing forth uniqueness and difference. For this reason anime is not a sin to me... like some have told me... because anime is what inspired me to draw anime in the first place.
TsubasaKamen wrote: I like your metaphor about God being as soil, and that he is all around us, but what if he was all around us in all His Wrath? Surely if that were the case... there would be no escape, because even in the depths of Sheol... behold... He is there.
TsubasaKamen wrote: Newness of Life to me - Character Transformation - The Renewing of the Mind - is in all essence to live a life like a Warrior. Standing against the wiles of the Devil whenever he makes an attack and ALWAYS coming out on top. Sometimes I feel like I am a Brat in the Kingdom of God, the littlest upset makes me shake and whimper. These weaknesses in my Outside Character does not shine the Power of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God is no weakling, and neither should His Saints.
Although, I think that you take a bit of a cynical approach towards the original post. While the author did not necessarily mean to relate these Christian themes (just as Tolkien did not purposely write Christian themes in the Lord of the Rings series), I don't think that it is wrong to enjoy these aspects in the series. In reference to the original post, concerning questioning the spiritual safety of watching anime (particularly, Sailor Moon), I think that the fact that TsubasaKamen can see the good/encouraging aspects (whether intentional or not) does suggest that anime is, actually, not a detriment to her walk with God. If I understand the situation, that is.
Ante Bellum wrote:I dunno about this Sailor Moon stuff, but your posts would be marginally (and I do mean marginally) easier to read if you let up on the shift key a bit.
TsubasaKamen wrote:My final conclusion, and my heart knows it well, is that anime is thing of beauty. [...] Whether anime will bring a soul into judgment, I am not sure. But one thing is for sure, there is beauty in anime that highlights and amplifies the Beauty of God from within my heart, and that beauty serves as a reflector of spiritual themes that bring my attention back to the original Source. Christ Himself.
TsubasaKamen wrote:it is without argument that the Silence in Sailor Moon (S) is comparable to the Tribulation Period, as both relate to a time of destruction and desolation
a Messiah of "Salvation" is sought after, who when manifested, at the time three Talismans are brought into one place
to shew forth the Holy Grail - which symbolizes Eternal Youth/Life
the inspirations behind Naoko Takeuchi Sailor Moon anime is without a shadow of a doubt an inspiration that was not given by the product of her own imagination
Let's continue. Mistress Nine is the manifestation of Sailor Saturn's Dark-Messiah form.
Furthermore, Mistress Nine (the Dark Messiah of Sailor Moon [S]) has a higher empowerment from a higher Solar System in the Universe who gives her - her power(s).
why Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon series is the most popular of its kind, and that is because it was inspired by Jewish and Christian scriptural fundamentalism
Nate wrote:TsubasaKamen wrote:it is without argument that the Silence in Sailor Moon (S) is comparable to the Tribulation Period, as both relate to a time of destruction and desolation
No, sorry, it's not "without argument." You can't just assert your opinion as undeniable fact. Reasons why the Silence is not comparable to the Tribulation:
1) There are no trials/plagues, it's just straight up destruction. Revelation says pretty clearly that seals will be opened and mankind will be inflicted with pretty bad stuff.
When I said comparable, I was referring to the similarities between both events. What is the first thing that you would think of or compare the Silence in Sailor Moon (S) with? If you do not say the Tribulation Period, but something other, I would find it hard to believe you. The Silence denotes the end/the Planet's desolation and destruction. The Tribulation period, although not a world-wide destroying of the Planet, still emphasizes desolation, in a spiritual sense, of that of the soul of those who do not make the Rapture. During this time, at the end of the 7 years, armies from outside nations surrounding the Land of Israel will bring the Holy City, Jerusalem, into near extinction. This brings the comparison between the two even farther.
2) The Tribulation eventually leads to the creation of a new Heaven and Earth. The Silence just leads to complete death of the world, no new creation.
Although you are right in what you say, I think it is worth pointing out that the comparison factors between the two are enriched even farther as both depend on a Savior to prevent the extinction of the Planet. In Sailor Moon (S) the Messiah of Salvation is sought after by Haruka and Michiru in order to prevent the Silence. The Savior, according to the anime, brings in the New Age instead, which concerns itself with the rebirth of Hotaru and symbolizes a New Age/Beginning. Much like the need of a Savior to prevent the Silence in Sailor Moon (S) a Messiah (Jesus Christ) is needed to Save the Jews from the invasion of outside armies or else the entire world would be destroyed. Why do I say that? It's as simple as this: If Israel goes... the whole world goes with it.
3) The Silence can be prevented. The Tribulation cannot.
Good point, except it is still true that the Silence of Sailor Moon (S) and the Tribulation Period of the Bible are the most comparable themes in history, even if they do not have a 100% unity in their comparison(s). Even so, good third point.
Three good reasons why the Silence is NOT like the biblical Tribulation. It's just a generic "the world is destroyed!" plot point that plenty of other TV shows/movies/cartoons have used in the past.
True, but I am referring to the inspirations of these themes. It is without question that the end of the world is a Biblical prophetic truth. Meaning, it originates with the Bible. Anything that deals with world destruction and desolation is in fact not produced by the imagination alone but is taken exclusively from the Bible.a Messiah of "Salvation" is sought after, who when manifested, at the time three Talismans are brought into one place
Yeah I remember in the Bible where the disciples had to find three Talismans in order to make Jesus appear.
Much like the three Talismans appearing in one place in order to bring forth the Messiah in Sailor Moon (S) so will the Messiah of the Bible (Jesus) return to the same place at which He ascended with the Father to Heaven; namely, The Mount of Olives. Not the same message, but similar.to shew forth the Holy Grail - which symbolizes Eternal Youth/Life
BZZZZZZZT. Wrong! The Holy Grail in Sailor Moon does NOT symbolize eternal youth or life! It is, in fact, just a powerful weapon that Diana states has the power to save people. What DOES symbolize eternal youth and life in Sailor Moon is actually the Silver Crystal, as Sailor Moon uses the power of the Silver Crystal to create Crystal Tokyo and a new golden age of humanity with no death or sickness...and the Silver Crystal trapped in Chibiusa's body is why she's over 900 years old and yet looks like a child (in the manga, in the anime this isn't the case). At any rate, the Silver Crystal is the artifact that's really tied to eternal youth/life in Sailor Moon.
I can agree with you on that, but it is indirectly pointed at that before Sailor Saturn went into the core of Pharaoh 90, she as Mistress 9 tricked Sailor Moon into giving her the Holy Grail, which lead to her spirit resurfacing (resurrecting in a sense, which is another comparison between the season (S) and the Bible) which, furthermore, lead to her rebirth. Because the Holy Grail did not produce an immediate rebirth, seeing how it was over a course of hours, I can see why it wouldn't be detected that the new creation of Hotaru as a baby would have anyhing to do with the Holy Grail. But in all honesty, I would have to re-watch the season in order to be able to produce a clearer and more concise description on this subject.
Oh, one more thing: the Holy Grail appearing when the three Talismans were brought together was ONLY in the anime. In the manga, the Holy Grail was formed when Chibiusa, Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask combined their powers to save the other Senshi.
I am getting all my knowledge from the anime, so anything I say comes from the anime, not the manga.the inspirations behind Naoko Takeuchi Sailor Moon anime is without a shadow of a doubt an inspiration that was not given by the product of her own imagination
Naoko Takeuchi didn't make the anime. She made the manga. The anime was made by an animation studio and guess what? Naoko Takeuchi had very little input in what they put into the anime. In fact, it's famously known that she has always been really angry that the Sailor Starlights were turned into men in the Sailor Stars arc.
Is that even lawful? To take someone Else's work, and tell a completely different story?
And it's not "without a shadow of a doubt" that she was inspired by something beyond her imagination. Like, it's literally impossible to prove that. Maybe she was, but you can't assert it as fact because you can provide no evidence except for your personal opinions, which can be debunked, which hey guess what? There's doubt! Not even a shadow of it either, just pure straight up doubt.Let's continue. Mistress Nine is the manifestation of Sailor Saturn's Dark-Messiah form.
You're out to prove me wrong, aren't ya? There is only doubt if you do not believe. If you believe in what you believe, and have zero doubt, then you are left with total confidence in what you are saying, which may not be accepted by everyone who hears you, but if you know it's true, because sometimes it's hard to get people to see what you see. Jesus can tell you that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, but if you refuse to believe that, then there's not much He can do about that. It doesn't take away from the "fact" that there is no doubt in his Claim. Just as I know that the inspiration of Naoko Takeuchi in her Sailor Moon manga or the producers of the Sailor Moon anime did not get their ideas from their own creativity and imagination, but by the original source, and that original source is contained within the Holy Scriptures of the Bible.
Nope, wrong. In the manga (which is what I'm going to be talking about since that's what Naoko Takeuchi wrote, and NOT the anime) Mistress Nine is a Daimon whose egg was implanted in Hotaru's body when Professor Tomoe was rebuilding Hotaru as a cyborg after she was severely injured in a lab accident. In other words, she's an alien being who's possessed Hotaru's body, much like how Germatoid possessed the body of Professor Tomoe.
So how exactly am I wrong again when you are making your statements from the Manga while I am making my statements from the Anime? We are obviously going to be in disagreement because we are getting our understanding from two different things!Furthermore, Mistress Nine (the Dark Messiah of Sailor Moon [S]) has a higher empowerment from a higher Solar System in the Universe who gives her - her power(s).
So she has someone else who gives her power, thus this proves she's analogous to the Antichrist? What? That makes no sense. By that logic, Helios is also the Antichrist, since he draws his power from Endymion (Mamoru).
Yes, the Antichrist in the Bible, according to 2 Thessalonians, is empowered to do his signs and wonders by the power and working of the Devil. The Devil serves as the higher empowerment of the Antichrist who actually gives the Antichrist his power(s). Mistress 9 corresponds with the Antichrist while the Devil/Satan corresponds with Pharaoh 90, because Mistress 9 also gets her powers from a higher power (Pharaoh 90.) Yes, Helios would also serve as an example as well. Also Mamoru Chiba would not serve as a "Satan-type" in SuperS because he is not an evil entity/life-form like Pharaoh 90 is, who serves as a better typification of the Devil.why Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon series is the most popular of its kind, and that is because it was inspired by Jewish and Christian scriptural fundamentalism
Uh, except Sailor Moon became incredibly popular before S existed. You realize that, right? Like, S is the THIRD arc of Sailor Moon. This means two other arcs came before it, those being the Dark Kingdom arc and the Black Moon arc. Neither of which have even passing references to Christian/Jewish beliefs. Those are what made Sailor Moon popular. S is considered by many to be the best arc, sure, and it was popular, but Sailor Moon didn't become popular because of S. It was already popular BEFORE this arc.
In total agreement, except Sailor Moon, even since the first season, has always been passing references in it that originate from the Bible. Take the Dark Kingdom in season 1 for instance, Queen Beryl and Queen Metalia. Is it not true that evil spirits/demons are responsible for all the heartache and pain that's in the world? I am a believer that it is because of Demonic energies that energy in human beings is effected and drained. Demon spirits oppress the Saints. It is true that an evil spirit cannot possess a Baptized Believer in Jesus Christ with the Holy Spirit, but they certainly can oppress. Much like the Dark Kingdom, the four kings of heaven represent agents of the Devil who coexist with humans on this Earth (except they are invisible to the naked eye) and oppress and zap the energy from humans. Many anime deal with this same theme, I am aware, but what I have always been trying to get at is that the ideas behind many of the plot themes of Sailor Moon is not based on creativity and imagination alone, although it is indeed creative and fun, it is taken from the original source, i.e., "The Bible."
And the reason it became popular is because although she has no understanding of human anatomy, Naoko Takeuchi's art is really pretty. It was a bit of a combination of the magical girl genre as well as Super Sentai, a tokusatsu show that revolves around teams of warriors (you may know Super Sentai better as its American adaptation, Power Rangers).
On top of all this, Naoko Takeuchi only wanted Sailor Moon to last for one arc and wanted to kill off the Senshi at the end of the Dark Kingdom arc. She's been on record as stating she resents the fact the anime actually did kill them all off (though revived them), because she wasn't able to do that in the manga. It was also the anime studio that urged her to continue the manga because it was really popular, and she's stated that she really struggled to continue the series. Kinda like how Dragonball Z only continued past the Cell saga due to the animation studio begging Akira Toriyama to keep going. Of course then when he said "Nope no more" they just went ahead and did GT without him.
I will say, your knowledge and expressive passion for anime is quite admirable. I did not know any of that. I do see how without a reincarnation there would have been room to end the Sailor Moon series after the first season, but in a way I am glad they continued it. Because the magic of the series continued for what went on for 200 episodes plus movies and OVA specials.
This is also why there's the Doom Tree arc in the anime, to give Naoko Takeuchi time to come up with more stuff.
The Doom Tree, which was once the Tree of Life surrounded by ocean from the Planet Ail and An came from is also another comparison factor between the anime and the Bible. The Tree of Life is talked about in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. Just like Ail and An feed the Doom Tree energy that they abstract from humans to gain more energy and life for themselves, so does the Tree of Life in the Bible heal and give preserving life to those eats of its fruit and apply its leaves.
Look, I'm not denying that the S arc of Sailor Moon takes some inspiration from Christian stuff. That's pretty obvious when you use terms like "Holy Grail." But again, the extent of that inspiration is similar to Odin in Final Fantasy: not inspired by the religion, just a reference to the religion because it's cool and foreign. It's not like this is unique to Sailor Moon, either, lots of anime has done this, including one very famous one that I won't mention due to rules of this site.
And I'm not even saying that you personally can't say "I see Sailor Moon S as being representative of Christian theology" because hey, lots of people on here do that! There's even lots of books writing about Christian themes in non-Japanese TV shows, stuff like The Gospel According to Peanuts and all that. It's cool to see those kinds of themes in our entertainment (I think it's a bit silly sometimes but hey). But recognize that a lot of personal bias goes into what kind of themes we see in entertainment, that there's Buddhists out there also saying "Man this [show/movie/anime] really expresses Buddhist themes!" or Hinduists saying "Man this plot is exactly like when Shiva beheaded Ganesha and Parvati threatened to destroy the world." People see what they want to see.
TsubasaKamen wrote:I was referring to the similarities between both events.
What is the first thing that you would think of or compare the Silence in Sailor Moon (S) with?
The Silence denotes the end/the Planet's desolation and destruction.
If Israel goes... the whole world goes with it.
Anything that deals with world destruction and desolation is in fact not produced by the imagination alone but is taken exclusively from the Bible.
Because the Holy Grail did not produce an immediate rebirth, seeing how it was over a course of hours, I can see why it wouldn't be detected that the new creation of Hotaru as a baby would have anyhing to do with the Holy Grail.
I am getting all my knowledge from the anime, so anything I say comes from the anime, not the manga.
Is that even lawful? To take someone Else's work, and tell a completely different story?
Just as I know that the inspiration of Naoko Takeuchi in her Sailor Moon manga or the producers of the Sailor Moon anime did not get their ideas from their own creativity and imagination, but by the original source, and that original source is contained within the Holy Scriptures of the Bible.
Yes, the Antichrist in the Bible, according to 2 Thessalonians, is empowered to do his signs and wonders by the power and working of the Devil.
Is it not true that evil spirits/demons are responsible for all the heartache and pain that's in the world?
Much like the Dark Kingdom, the four kings of heaven represent agents of the Devil who coexist with humans on this Earth (except they are invisible to the naked eye)
The Doom Tree, which was once the Tree of Life surrounded by ocean from the Planet Ail and An came from is also another comparison factor between the anime and the Bible.
TsubasaKamen wrote:One of the major prophesies in the Bible declares that the Moon will become Red like Blood just before the Lord Jesus Christ makes His Glorious and Powerful return to this Earth.
I would like to know who your favorite SM Character is?
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