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Old 02-10-2017, 08:38 PM   #81
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Right?
What's the weather like inside yours?

You go from shouting down SJWs to complaining about how they censor other people. Does shifting gears that quickly give you whiplash?
Well it's true about SJWs. SJWs are for diversity, except when it comes to diversity of thought. ...And clearly your oversensitivity in saying that I'm "shouting" when I presented another point of view of criticism, says more about yourself than me. Triggered?

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Oh yes, the big badlefties are coming for you.
They're coming for your soul!
Look out! They're right behind you!

CLUTCH YOUR PEARLS!
When a leftist culture and a government make others force to do things against their religion and rules against freedom of speech, then what do you call it then?

...But by all means continue to insulate yourself in your safe space, as I can see how easily triggered you can become.
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:19 PM   #82
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Well it's true about SJWs. SJWs are for diversity, except when it comes to diversity of thought. ...And clearly your oversensitivity in saying that I'm "shouting" when I presented another point of view of criticism, says more about yourself than me. Triggered?
You're confusing tolerance for approval again.
I know the two are often conflated, but... they don't mean the same thing.

And no, I'm not triggered.
I'd say you'd know if I was, but considering you'll never get close enough to me to see it the point would be moot.

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Dude, again.
You haven't seen me triggered.
You likely won't ever see me triggered.

As for safe spaces, that's really all people who rail about PC culture are whining about.
They want the world to be their safe space.
They don't want to hear people talk about things that don't benefit them directly.
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:21 PM   #83
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The Twilight Saga was heavily influenced by the beliefs of the Church of Latter Day Saints.
My ex and his family weren't Latter Day Saints, though. They were Mega Church™ evangelicals. I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't care for the ideals of LDS members either.
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Old 02-11-2017, 02:54 AM   #84
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What do you think they'd be attacked for?
Fantasy and fairytales in general is usually a main-target for such attacks.
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Old 02-11-2017, 07:34 AM   #85
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I've only seen unironic complaints about Pokemon promoting animal abuse and cockfighting by PETA, and screw those terrorists supporters.
PETA will go after anything that gets them in the news. They took a swipe at Super Mario Bros. a couple of years ago, asserting that the Tanooki Suit promoted the fur trade in some way.

They said they were trying to raise awareness of the plight of the Japanese Raccoon Dog, and publicly denouncing Mario's wardrobe was a clever way to do it. The thing is though, they did it around the same time that a new Mario game was coming out, and I don't recall PETA saying much about Japanese Raccoon Dogs before, so I suspect they just wanted to hijack some publicity for themselves.
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Old 02-11-2017, 05:47 PM   #86
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Not really, thought. The Pokemon is all aboard having a trainer and getting stronger together, even down to jealously attacking other Pokemon with owners.
I mean, isn't the poor fight dog also "all aboard" with killing smaller practice dogs and fighting other dogs once trained to do so?
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Old 02-11-2017, 08:20 PM   #87
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I never cared for how some of my really old Rankin Bass movies sometimes got censored when it made its conversion to DVD. Not very censored but Smal things would get edited out. Like the oh so mild swear word "damn" would be muted. Like in the last unicorn the word damn was used a handful of times and the were all taken out. Same with the secret of nymn, damn was removed from the DVD version. It's funny that these old movies had both content and mild language in it that was considered OK to be put into a kids film at one point but down the road it's is taken out.

Oddly enough I recently rewatched both Last Unicorn and NIHM and noticed that too. I found it strange, to say the least, as they were still in the old VHS copies I have. It was especially obvious when Lear says it while trying to get the rhyme for his poem to Amalthea.


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Fantasy and fairytales in general is usually a main-target for such attacks.

This was the "BIG" target in the 80's. Anything fantasy was considered evil and Satanic. Apparently it goes back to a lot of the artwork and creature/villain lore from fantasy gaming. (One of the original game books for D&D features a group of adventurers stealing a large ruby from a huge idol of a demon. And parents and religious groups decried this cover art as promoting devil worship??!!) The funny part is that most such games and stories are based off of Tolkein's works, which were in turn influenced by Norse, Celtic and Greek mythology. Yet C.S. Lewis did much the same, but put Christian overtones on it and most people didn't bat an eye.....
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:06 AM   #89
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Fantasy and fairytales in general is usually a main-target for such attacks.
True, apparently some ultra Conservative Christians boycotted the Narnia books due to magic which is ironic. Those books are so religious that my church actually went to see The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe when it came out in cinemas.

Like, are they serious? Even as a kid I could understand the religious imagery (including the anti-Islam sentiments which always made me feel uncomfortable even though I enjoyed the series as a whole).
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True, apparently some ultra Conservative Christians boycotted the Narnia books due to magic which is ironic. Those books are so religious that my church actually went to see The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe when it came out in cinemas.

Like, are they serious? Even as a kid I could understand the religious imagery (including the anti-Islam sentiments which always made me feel uncomfortable even though I enjoyed the series as a whole).
C.S. Lewis happened to be a devout Christian.

One of my friends, who's also a devout Christian, avoids Harry Potter like the plague, and even told me that she was even debating whether to read Lord of the Rings. J.R.R. Tolkien was also a devout Christian, and I told her that. I guess that's what made it believe it would be okay to read the books.
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C.S. Lewis happened to be a devout Christian.

One of my friends, who's also a devout Christian, avoids Harry Potter like the plague, and even told me that she was even debating whether to read Lord of the Rings. J.R.R. Tolkien was also a devout Christian, and I told her that. I guess that's what made it believe it would be okay to read the books.
That's good, to be honest, even if they were anti-Christian, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy them. You don't have to agree with all the content. I certainly do not agree with all the values in the Narnia books regarding the treatment of women and people of colour.

Although his views were progressive for the time and I think media today could learn something from his portrayal of female characters.

As for Harry Potter; the books do have religious symbolism. J.K. Rowling is a Christian and she initially kept quiet about her beliefs out of concern that it would give away the ending. Even one of the popes said that it was positive because the characters do fight evil.

People really need to chill and explore the world beyond their own beliefs.
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JK Rowling is actually agnostic/atheist.
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I vaguely remember some controversy of how "violent" 90's Disney movies were getting, even though they weren't. Like Alladdin, Lion King, Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, etc...a lot of them have impalement or implied violence and death.

I guess it was a sharp contrast to Disney movies from the 40's-70's, which while had some action, it was the 90's that started making the movies more action oriented rather than more "fairy tale" like as the older ones.

Also the way the female characters were designed, you can look up articles about Jasmine and Arial in particular, who basically walk around wearing bikini's for half the film. Jasmine's dress in particular has always struck me as showing way too much skin for a Middle Eastern girl.
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True, apparently some ultra Conservative Christians boycotted the Narnia books due to magic which is ironic. Those books are so religious that my church actually went to see The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe when it came out in cinemas.

Like, are they serious? Even as a kid I could understand the religious imagery (including the anti-Islam sentiments which always made me feel uncomfortable even though I enjoyed the series as a whole).
Was that the Church of England? (who watched it at cinemas)
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JK Rowling is actually agnostic/atheist.
Really? I swear I read somewhere she was a Christian or at very least attended church.

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Was that the Church of England? (who watched it at cinemas)
Yes.
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Yes.
The Anglican, Lutheran and Roman Catholic churches cover millions of members, many of them baptized as infants, spanning population majorities of entire countries. Many of their members are members more of tradition, never attending services and not active pracitcing their faiths. There's no way those churches can be that strict (except some single members)
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This happened before our time, but I learned that when Twister came out in the late 60s, there was some controversy. Conservative toymakers called it "sex in a box", and Sears didn't even put it in their catalogs.
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This happened before our time, but I learned that when Twister came out in the late 60s, there was some controversy. Conservative toymakers called it "sex in a box",
That's true though. Twister is basically a game of sex positions.
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That's true though. Twister is basically a game of sex positions.
Can't be as bad as the vibrating broomstick they brought out. XD
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