[EVA] Re: Kaworu's Origins
sun1jack at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 30 22:59:42 EST 2009
> > "A world that has been miraculously revived: its economy, the production, circulation, consumption of material goods, so that even the shelves of convenience stores are filled. A world where the people have gotten used to the ressurection-yet still feel the end of the world is destined to come."
> 'miraculously'. 'resurrection'. 'the end of the world'. 'destined'.
Yes, well, I think the issue here is what does "religious" mean in this context? Is it enough that Evangelion is a post-apocalyptic series that uses Western religious iconography? Until we can come to a common ground on what the term "religious" means in this discussion, we can't proceed.
What one person might call "religious" the other might "spiritual" and another "psychological." Does having cross-shaped explosions make Eva religious? I knew a guy in high school who was certain that the Angels were sent by the Biblical God to test humanity. I didn't want to get into the nitty gritty with him and say "No, they're sent by Aliens!" But then, if Lilith and Adam are the creators of life on Earth, doesn't that make them God? But I digress.
What do we mean when saying "Evangelion is a religious show?"
I think that many of the themes EVA brings up are found in religion, especially in regards to "Man's place in the universe and how we interact with each other." There is significance to some of the religious imagery used in the show. Many of imagery is superfluous and there for show. The cross-shaped explosions being the best example. But does that make it about religion?
Let's breach the gap of our AT fields and try to find a common ground to begin a discussion on.
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