[EVA][spoilers] Evangelion Theories and thoughts....
stiletto at tscnet.com
Sat Nov 22 09:46:24 EST 1997
> > (I'm a devout Presbyterian, if you all were wondering.)
> Hmmm. My old man was a Presbyterian, but not very devout, so to speak, and
> I turned out something of a devout atheist. Goes to show what you get if
> you don't drum this stuff into your kids, eh? ^_^ (Mind you, the opposite
> is also true. Drum it into your kids and watch them walk away...)
And so is my family, except me. I'm one of those who wants to figure things
out on my own and not be talked at about what's good for me. I wouldn't say
I'm a devout atheist, but more like an atheistic Christian who likes Buddhist
ideas. Kind of messed up, eh? ^_^ That's probably why I like Eva so much, it
brings together religion and evolution.
> Being the nasty little atheist I am, I must say this....
I wouldn't say atheism is nasty, I think it is a label put on atheist by
Christians who refuse to look at the atheistic ideas from a non-biased point of
view. Then again, atheists can be blamed for the same thing.
> Religion is nothing more than the product of philosophy. It is, therefore,
> merely an
> idea, one broadcast into the populace. It is, therefore, in the public
> domain, and anything in the public domain is there to be used, abused and
> twisted to fit whatever people want to make of it. And, I must say, some
> of the biggest abusers are those who confess to have a faith themselves, so
> one can't really complain when someone comes along with a story like Eva
> that appears to rip off the beliefs of more than one faith.
I don't see the religous symbols as being strictly from the Christian
Religion. End of Evangelion seems to have some Hindu ideas as well. I think
people who believe in religions other than Christianity can see elements of
their religions in the series as well. If it was supposed to be a widespread
message, it is to necessary to relate to as many people as possible, kind of
like how religion was used in Wings of Honneamise. So I don't think Eva was
meant to give a strictly Christian message, but one of a more universal stand.
Anyways, I'll stop rambling, I'm too tired for deep thought right now.
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