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(Heavily edited version of a recent overly long post I saw on FDST. From looking at the comments, I can tell that I am not the only one who has a problem with the original's length, so I felt that making an abridged version was necessary and perfectly justified):

The dictionary defines fable as: "fantasy/fiction/falsehood dependent for effect on strangeness of setting (as other worlds or times) and of characters (as supernatural or unnatural beings); the setting is usually in a non-existent or unreal world, the characters are fanciful or unreal, or the conflict focuses on physical or scientific principles not yet discovered or contrary to present experience."

Fantasy is especially dangerous for children. While most children in the 1970s knew enough truth to place divination in the forbidden realm of the occult, today's children -- who often feel more comfortable with occult games than Biblical truth -- see nothing wrong with pagan practices...Most true Christians would recognize fantasy, such as the movie Star Wars, as being extremely wicked (in this case, sorcery -- "The Force" being equivalent to black magic and white witchcraft)...Isaiah 32:6 describes error against the Lord. All lies are against God (1 John 2:21; John 8:44). Satan is the father of lies. Since fantasy is not true, then it is a lie!

Fantasy is an attack on the very core of one's being as a follower of Christ! If a Christian is loving the Lord with all his MIND (imagination), he will be dwelling on truth, reality, His Word, and Him, NOT FAIRY TALES AND FANTASY! Fantasy typically is filled with evil. What should be the Christian's perspective of evil (Rom. 16:19)? If we love the Lord with all our MINDS, then we will not only avoid taking any pleasure in fantasy, but we will hate it. Because fantasy is anti-reality, it is against godliness, it opens the door to deceit, and is an affront to the very core of your being as a Christian.

Anonymous, rapidnet.com 16 Comments [3/19/2017 1:56:13 PM]
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Psycho Tits

Huh? I thought the '70s were all "Satanic panic!"...or was that the '80s? Anyway, regardless, didn't Charles Manson and his "family" talk about Satan in the '60s? And how long has a toy-maker been creating Ouija Boards for?

There is one thing, though: I really don't think anyone should fuck around with things they don't fully understand...whether that thing be a car motor or an attempt to summon fanciful creatures. Whether or not the creatures themselves or real doesn't matter as much as that some people have been scarred for life by pranks pulled while they and their friends mess around with modern implements of the arcane. Just don't.

3/19/2017 2:11:40 PM


tl;dr ;-)

3/19/2017 3:19:53 PM

a short story, typically with animals as characters, conveying a moral.
synonyms: moral tale, tale, parable, allegory
"the fable of the wary fox"

a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson, as told by Jesus in the Gospels.
synonyms: allegory, moral story/tale, fable, exemplum
"the parable of the prodigal son"

3/19/2017 3:26:21 PM


Fairy tales
Ghost stories

Nope, I can't see the difference. The people who get hysterical about the first three but think that religion is different are like people who no longer believe in Santa Claus, but still think there's an Easter bunny.

3/19/2017 4:59:03 PM

No One In Particular

Religion is a fantasy that's dangerous for children, but you're OK with them learning about it anyway. Hypocrite.

3/19/2017 6:52:41 PM


At the other extreme: the Buggars.

And with Josh's own fundie-warped 'imagination', what he did was infinitely worse than what you're suggesting.

There's an extremely good reason why the likes of "Avatar", "Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens" and "Zootopia" broke the $1 billion. And the likes of "Left Behind" bombed.

It takes imagination to come up with good stories.

3/19/2017 6:54:58 PM


FRUMMERISM: No Joy. No Fun. No Fantasy. No Color. No Life.

....and they have the audacity to wonder why people aren't just flocking in billions-strong droves to their brand of religiosity.

No thanks.

Deity is sexy, fun and covered in pixie dust and rainbows....

....like pre-mental breakdown Syd Barrett, here.

Another like him....

....This character!

Syddy & Cami....Bouncy magical prettyboys awash in DIVINE pixie-dust and rainbows!


"...All acts of Love & Pleasure are my rituals...."

3/19/2017 8:35:51 PM


Since fantasy is not true, then it is a lie!

You may not like what this implies about Christianity. Among other religions.

3/19/2017 9:35:55 PM

Mister Spak

"The dictionary defines fable as: "fantasy/fiction/falsehood dependent for effect on strangeness of setting (as other worlds or times) and of characters (as supernatural or unnatural beings);"

Like magic fruit, or talking snake, or a magic carpenter zombie?

3/20/2017 5:48:40 AM

Doubting Thomas

God hates when we use the minds he gave us to invent stories even if we know they're not real. Because if we read stories we know are pure fantasy, we might start understanding how the bible came about.

Fundies = fun dies.

3/20/2017 6:06:36 AM

Religion has proven harmful to others historically. Fantasy not so much

3/20/2017 6:07:55 AM


My '70s experience was that 7th through 12th grade kids were cuckoo for all kinds of fortune telling & "psychic" crap. And that was in the whitebread church-going Midwest. Uri Geller, Jeane Dixon, and many more made a fortune off nonsense. There's a lot less "divination" in everyday life now, except among small subcultures (such as yours.)

3/20/2017 8:07:34 PM


Jesus (and really, most Jews of the time) often taught in parables; i.e., fictional stories told to teach moral lessons.
In other words, he used FICTION to illustrate the struggle between good and evil - much as, say, Star Wars did.

You sure you want to follow this line of logic to its conclusion, mate?

3/20/2017 11:08:00 PM


Fantasy typically is filled with evil.

Yeah, and usually, the plot centers around how the often heroic, noble, even self-sacrificing good guys defeat all that evil! One would think Christians would be on board with that.

Even though in a lot of fantasy - or just in fiction in general - some of those "good guys", or at least other characters who help them out for various reasons, are morally ambiguous, as in, you're not entirely sure whether you should classify them as either completely "good" or "evil". Personally, I love a well done character like that. One of favorite series of fantasy books is DragonLance, it's got all kinds of that stuff. Steel Brightblade, Dalamar. and of course, the best character in the whole damn thing, Raistlin.

Cus, you know, real people are often like that, neither completely good nor evil.

3/21/2017 12:34:29 AM


The Bible contains supernatural beings, unreal worlds, strangeness of setting, fanciful or unreal characters, etc. I.e. the Bible is dangerous for children.

Today's children are more comfortable with games than with Bible fables, yes.

God is the father of Satan.
Since the Bible is not true, then it must be a lie too.

Imagination is the same as truth, reality, in your mind? Interesting...

The Bible is pretty filled with evil too. God telling His people to kill this, that and the other group, (men, women, children, animals) and take their land (and their virgin girls as slaves). People being stoned for not being virgins on their wedding day. Killing unruly children.

The greatest one of these is HATE? I thought it was love.
The Bible is anti-reality.

3/21/2017 2:12:23 AM

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