There's nothing better than watching religious people describe videogames and how evil they are. That's why you should click past the link right now and enjoy some great ranting. Listen kids, Pokemon and Minecraft are bad.
Oh wow. This guy should not be on TV representing christians on the TV. And LOL at the people reporting. Lighten up.
There are others like him :/ If you want to laugh your lungs out read this article: Is Portal 2 safe for the Christain Family? http://christwire.org/2011/... Notice how they didnt even spell Chritian right xD
I note you didn't spell it right either.
that has to be a parody website...right?
I remember my friend's mother threw out all his pokemon cards claiming it was the devil. All that money wasted. I think if parents and or people going to claim something is the "devil" or "bad" they at least need to do some research before they make these claim. "Each level the pokemon evolves it gets more demonic in appearance....until its totally demonic." lolwut? I'm guessing Raichu is the true demonic form of Pichu. Also apparently each and every pokemon is name after a demon. I bet Satan in hell is/was laughing at this crap.
When he said more demonic I was like WWWHHHAAATTT!!!!
I was one of those kids who pestered my mother into buying me tons of poke'mon cards. Looking back, I feel really bad that I made her do that because we're not well-off people. Do I think Poke'mon cards are the devil? Nope. But I do feel that the way companies advertise so well to children really is immoral and unethical. I think these Christian people observe the negative effects that Poke'mon sometimes has on children and families, such as having withdrawn children who would rather player Poke'mon in the corner than go out fishing or go out and enjoy nature with their families. And another negative observation is seeing kids yanking at their mothers to purchase them Poke'mon cards because they "need" the holographic versions. Obviously devout Christians view this as being related to the Devil in some way, and although others who don't hold that view can have a laugh about it, I think they shouldn't deny that Poke'mon can have a negative influence on the child. Again, I don't want people replying with "I had Poke'mon as a child, and I turned out fine." That's not my point. My point is that WHEN you're a child, you're missing out on other things because of your obsession with Poke'mon or Yu-Gi-Oh or Digimon and the like.
"such as having withdrawn children who would rather player Poke'mon in the corner than go out fishing or go out and enjoy nature with their families." Not everyone likes fishing, and not everyone lives in a lush, beautiful place full of flowers, wildlife, green grass fresh air and sunshine. And what exactly would you be missing out on by having those things anyways? Sure it would be nice to sit outside for like 30 minutes and take in some rays and some nice smells, but beyond that, there's nothing to be gained otherwise. Simply being outside and enjoying those things are relaxing, but not fun, because you aren't really doing anything. So you're not really missing out on much anyways except some nice weather, so I don't think letting kids play with pokemon cards or video games or whatever it may be, on those very boring and dull days will do much damage. I mean sure, when it's between Pokemon cards and hanging out with a friend that invited them to do something and the kid chooses Pokemon, yeah that's pretty bad and unhealthy for them, but it's not really bad whenever they simply have a lot of free time and choose to play with some cards instead of "enjoying nature".
There is always something for a child to be "obsess" with for every generation. The whole point of parents is to keep those kind of thing under control. You can apply the same idea that books are having a negative impact on kids who are bookworms. All they do is read all day and aren't running around outside. Who knows what crazy knowledge those books are filling their little head. They rather sit in their room or hang out only in the library to read all day. This is where parents step in and teach them how to socialize, how to make friends, and make sure they are doing more than one activity. Also, as a kid, Pokemon is what brought a bunch of kids together who become best of friends, or rivals, or enemies. After class, it was about trading, and bragging, and just having fun together. I mean, who's playing tag if all your friends are playing Pokemon cards together. If anything the single kid who wants to play tag is missing out. As kids get older, they get bored with Pokemon and move onto other things but the friends you make, some of them will continue to be friends and eventually will try other activities.
I suppose nature isn't for everyone. But it's strange that a game like Poke'mon emphasizes nature and animals so much, yet you would downplay nature.
Obsessing about Pokemon? really? I don't really have a problem with a persons beliefs, but I always find quite ironic when a person/s, of any faith, starts ranting about the negative effects about things like Pokemon. Religion itself has had some pretty negative effects on people who become obsessed with it. Did Pokemon obsessed kids condemn tens of thousands of women (some men) to burn alive for witchcraft? Not saying all people of faith are evil, but talk about the pot calling the kettle black. I am really not trying to paint everyone with the same brush, but obsession with anything including religion is a bad thing. I could easily say kids obsessed with religion are missing out on just as much. After all, they don't have Pokemon or anything like it. Im sorry, but who are you to judge what kids are missing out on. Treating a child's interests like there is something wrong with them is wrong. Introducing new things to them is fine, but don't be surprised when they don't give up Pokemon for fishing.
My ex-girlfriend's mother is like this. She wouldn't let my ex read the Harry Potter books or watch the movies (at least until her dad convinced her otherwise), claims that Pokemon are demonic, etc etc. Even banned me and my friends from entering her house since we had our Pokemon decks with us at the time. We were 17 and 18 years old. Once, my ex made an off-handed remark to me about being a nerd, calling me a "Lvl 70 Dungeon Master" or something, so I pointed out how funny it was that she combined World of Warcraft and Dungeons and Dragons like that. Her mom pulled over the car and started interrogating her, asking if she's ever played the game and telling her to never play it. Her mom wouldn't even give a reason, getting really pissed about even being ASKED why it's so bad. Her dad later told us how she thinks it's "satanic devil-worship."
Read the link below. Pokemon is demonic. http://spiritlessons.com/Do...
Oh Pokemon, you so evil.
When he said people who play minecraft are almost members of a cults and instead they should studie the bible. I laughed so hard at the fact he seems to think a religion isnt a cult.
meowth is the worst.
Meowth!, that's right. :V
It's upsetting that there are complete idiots who always manage to give a group of people a bad name.
Honestly, this is all that can be said. http://www.sluf.lu/e107/e10...
I honestly hate people like this I work at a Bible Camp in the summer and the people I hang out with all play games like Battlefield and World of Warcraft and we just laugh at people like this who always make Christians look bad because of what they "Believe"
No Christian should be playing World of Warcraft. Its pretty obvious that is a occult game. Battlefield is okay to play though personally I have become tired of pounding by brain with mindless shooting. So I plan to stop playing mindless FPS.
distraction, right. people used to say that about people who wanted to make movies. and now, gaming is the largest entertainment industry in the world, the only industry that's managed to expand during a recession, and is contributing jobs to a starving job market. state governments are giving more and more incentives to game developers, and you see companies like EA building new facilities in cities like Baton Rouge, creating more new jobs for folks who need them. but yeah, gaming is a distraction to all things productive. then again, guess this guy only considers activities that promote his own beliefs to be productive.
Lulz you gotta love the extremely paranoid crazy Christians (not saying all of them are like that).
Seriously who the f*** is this??This is why i can't take religion seriously.
Ironically, religion seems to have little to do with this.
I'm Christian, disagree with this dude. It's just one guy. I mean for atheists, if one atheist said something really stupid, we wouldn't classify all atheists as stupid, now would we? Same with Muslims. We know they are completely normal citizens just like us. We can't let a tiny minority make something look bad.
Well said +Bubs
Good article from a Atheist who is smart. http://blogs.wsj.com/speake...
Had to laugh at the title. It reminds me of when I heard that Pokemon red/blue was banned in an eastern country(Pretty sure it was either Korea or China)because they thought that it possesed their children.
LOL, this was on Pokebase, IIRC.
Jigglypuff is the devil!
Pokemon are for people who worship Satan and it is about training and raising demons to become more powerful and evil you are right, I learned my lesson. I am never playing Pokemon again. /s
It is sickening to see that all the kids are writing such hateful messages against my denomination. Do you think all people who consider themselves Christians are actually Christians? I feel hated on and sick to my stomach because the majority of the people replying to this article are non educated and don't have a clue about what is coming out of their mouths. Please don't let this kind of stuff happen again.
If you'd read most of the comments, very few are bashing on christians as a whole, just that are definitely extremists... Just like there are of any religion or belief.
How is an outsider (or insider) meant to know who's a "true" christian and who isn't? I thought the only requirement to be a christian is to believe jesus is your saviour. Would be a bit arrogant of me to say who is and isn't a christian, I just have to take their word for it. The old 'true scotsman fallacy' never fails to amuse me.
I'll try my best to explain. Christian means follower of Christ. A person who considers themselves a Christian would be a person who's humble, honest to one another, respectful to others, lives a moral life, worship only one God, follow the ten commandments I have friends who consider themselves Christians but they take drugs, have sex with multiple partners, disrespect their parents, and so on. That's not what being a Christian is about. It's entirely the opposite if you ask me. And yes a person should go to church if they consider themselves a Christian. King David said in the bible, "I was glad when they said unto me, let us go to the house of the lord." He also said "For a day in thy courts(church) is better than a thousand(outside of the church). I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness(the world)." So when you hear someone say that they're christian, ask them these things. Don't be fooled by what people say about Christians and how they only want your money and that they're full of crap. If you ever take the time to examine the bible, and I really mean EXAMINE, not read through it in like five minutes. You'll see that it's entirely the opposite of what people say about us. But don't just take my word for it, see for yourself. Oh and one more thing... these were just a few things. the bible has A LOT more to read and understand. Why don't you pick a bible and read it. You're not going to catch on fire or something lol
Wow...I'm christian and won't jump on the all Christians are crazy bandwagon. This guy has an opinion just like the rest of you so no point in saying he's anymore wrong or right than you. I've been hearing a lot of people throwing around the words "I'm christian" yet none of them go to church, read the bible, believe the word of God or even think the devil exists. @FEZ below, If you don't believe in the devil that's on you. God doesn't lie my friend and if you ever were to read the bible you would know this. You can turn a blind eye your entire life on everything but in the end we will all be judged. @storm recon, "Woah buddy you can't just say people aren't Christian because they don't mention how they go to church or pray! Geez" I never said people have to mention they go to church. Anybody can be christian but still there is only one way into heaven. My statement is pointing out that all these so called Christians ignoring subliminal messages obviously don't no the way. If you think theirs more than one way than take it up with God not me.
Yes, a person who thinks pokemon is "the devil" is just as right as me who thinks it's fantasy. Two equal claims right there...
" a guy was stabbed, we led him in the church and gave him coffee and hot chocolate" haha omg. $50 he died.lol
That's actually pretty terrifying. Fair enough if someone is religious - that's their choice. But sending a man who has been stabbed to church INSTEAD OF CALLING A DAMN AMBULANCE is just irresponsible. In fact, isn't that a crime?
Woah buddy you can't just say people aren't Christian because they don't mention how they go to church or pray! Geez
You know how the saying goes: "Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a mechanic"
I'm not a Christian, but I will say that Pokemon is evil. Those games are all about humans enslaving various creatures in small balls and only releasing them to fight for purposes of entertainment. Great stuff for kids, right?
Hahaha, yeah, I joke with friends how Pokemon is really just dogfighting cutsify. I also had a rant about in the world of pokemon, it's a pyramid scheme as many of the trainers do nothing but battle each other for a living. Freshblood brings in money from moms and are too noob to win. Slightly more experience will pray off of those noobs, and the more experience on the slightly more experience and so on. I don't even know what they are eating as you don't see cows, chickens or pigs.
Will you listen to yourself pokemon is evil??xDDDDD sorry but that is that stupidest thing i ever heard. It's a game not real life. So if pokemon is evil cuz your battling them against each other what does that make Digimon??Cuz it's the same thing as pokemon except you don't capture them you befriend them and battle with one another.
I found it amusing.
To All. Anyone else believes there is a divine power out there?... I assume every religion is wrong as they all consider humans as the most important beings in the universe, (they where made by humans after all). And they all pretend they can understand their GOD. BUT if there is a "GOD" it is not human-like, nor kind nor good nor evil. It just is. "GOD" is everything, "GOD" is destiny (i.e. once you've made a choice you choose one of two paths look back and think; Did I really had an option? Did I made a decision?). I would call my "GOD", my belief, the "Reason". ...I will leave it there, and expand no further. This is only for reflection, I do not intend to offend.
o... and pokemon gold was the best in the series IMHO
Close to your definition but I still believe in the religion part. Im muslim in nature. But to me, the first mistake that atheists make is to think of god as a human, they picture him zeus-like and living in the sky. They think of God (HIM) instead of God (It). This is completly stupid and senseless, because the concept of God is that it's a divine power that is responsible for the creation of the universe in which we live, AKA, the universe of Matter. So how can the "creator" of Matter be made of Matter? This makes no sense. In more spiritual saying, how can the creator of "Existence" exist? The second mistake is that they try to justify the "existence" of such God by using Human science, The science of Matter. Once again, this hardly makes any sense because we are using Matter to prove something that came BEFORE matter, and is therefor "made" of something else, or is something else completly. Can computers prove human exist? What I like to think (Because I always take the good side of a person) Is that Atheist believe in God without even realizing they do. God is the driving force that made this universe. Atheist believe that the universe is the result of luck, everything got in place by pure and dumb luck (Which I couldnt accept, the complexity of humans alone is astonishing, let alone the world in which we live, and then the universe, I just can't possibly believe that all of this is the result of luck as they think of it) That luck is a driving force in the creation of universe. It is the same Luck im counting on when I buy a lottery ticket. There is only ONE luck. Well there you have God. It is that "Luck" they believe made the world. Only thing, for some reason, they dislike the idea of a creature being spiritually above them, they have to much pride in their own science and in them. And Ironically, Every religion says that Pride is the "root of all evil". Because in order to believe in truth, you need to lower your pride, and understand that : No I am not great enough to be born out of nothingness, and Yes, SOMETHING is definitly above me in terms of power.
A gorilla and Grizzly bear are above you in power aren't they?
"how can the creator of "Existence" exist?" - finally, you've admitted that god doesn't exist... Sounds to me like you're just defining god as "the unknown reason why the universe exists" and are completely throwing out the baggage that comes with using the word god. The universe has to exist for a reason, or because of something, but to jump to conclusions without first having a pretty good idea of how it happened is asinine.
Oh no, magic wands and dragons. we r going to hell!
I make nightly blood sacrifices to my life-size Pikachu blow-up doll altar. At times I wonder why a three foot tall yellow rodent demands blood sacrifices. But then I remember the old saying: "The Dark Lord Pikachu createth and so too can he taketh away," so I don't take any chances.
Haha, yes. Minecraft is sooooo bad, since you kind of play a god, building your own world. Pokemon too, because it contains evolution! OH! THE HOLY SPIRIT DAMN THY SINS! Gotta love the crazies.
They are right though. Pokemon may look cute and harmless but people don't really see the true side of it.
I remember the time that my conservative family thought gaming was made by the devil that it was made to ruin the hearts and minds of the younger generation. lol! But I didn't mind I kept on playing. It didn't ruin my faith, it didn't ruin my relationship with my family and it certainly didn't ruin my outlook in life. Along the way I came to respect and listen to the opinionated but educated and debated the ignorant, there will always be haters who will not relent in their views but I made peace with myself that its their issue and not mine. I'll just keep on playing. And in time my family came to realize that gaming is just another medium for entertainment just like movies, books and such. Now they play games on their handheld devices and whenever I remind them of the days when they said gaming was the tool of the devil, we just laugh at the irony of it all. So don't let things like these video get to you, enjoy the games that you play, keep to your faith and beliefs because hate and fear-mongering never did anyone any good.
I am a Christian, and what they said is so stupid and wrong. I guess they are just plain dumb or don't know the bible or Christianity at all! Wow they do make Christians feel akward! I feel akward FOR HIM TELLING NONSENSE LIKE THAT!! Plz people, don't think that Christianity is this stupid. It ain't!! Some people who think they are Christians, give us a bad name! Go read Mere Christianity and you'll see the way i believe in God and in Christianity!! Now go play ur games (even pokemon) and enjoy it!! Just dont overdo it, for ur life will pass, and you'd miss alot of other things!
Exploding green penises are... bad?
Don't understand why some people see one Christian acting dumb and think he represents the intelligence of every single Christian on the planet. And they say that Christianity only hurts the world and ignore all the good it has done. What about Mother Theresa who helped the dying poor people in India? What about all the saints in history who were inspired to clothe the naked and feed the hungry? Most all churches take trips to poor places and third world countries to help the people there, and honestly I don't think I would have been as inspired to do these things if it wasn't for religion, and I believe many others are the same way. And there have been many people addicted to drugs who were pulled out of there addiction by church groups. I'm not saying that you have to be a Christian to be happy or to help people, but I see Christianity as mostly a force for good, and if it gives meaning to people's lives then why stop it? Obviously nobody wants religion to force them to do anything, so boundaries must be set for the extremists, but this hatred for Christianity is largely uncalled for, if you think it isn't for you then don't worry about it and stop attacking others. OT: Everyone should just ignore this crazy guy.
Wow, pokemon is evil, thats new. If it was then why diddnt they raise this as an issue when it came out rather than so many years later. And how can you hate pikachu, he's so cute you cant hate him :(
Wow...You know it's bad when Jesus himself has to facepalm at it.
... really? Your giving us a bad name. I'm a strong Christian but this is ridiculous.
I certainly wouldn't expect anti-religious bigotry from a video game web site. In fact, when I visit a gaming web site I don't want to hear about religion at all. Period. I wonder what idiot thought this was a good idea for an article? It certainly reflects poorly on the site in question. I know I certainly wont be approving any submissions by this site from now on, and I would encourage those who feel the same way as I do to do the same.
I didn't expect it either, I always believed that gamers are more mature when it comes to subject like these since our single passion/hobby unites us (gaming) no matter our beliefs. I guess not everyone has the same views... my fault for being naive there. ^^;; Also a funny thing about that video. It was like recorded on July 2011. So it ain't exactly "news" either.
I'm glad I'm Atheist so any rant of any religious type are pointless and my ears become deaf to them.
Its Christians like these that make me sick! I am a dedicated Christian and a follower of Christ. Unless you claims these "Oriental Demons" are the devil, they are nothing but a phase or a "FAD".