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Worried about Fantasy Movies, TV Shows, Action Figures, etc.

Discussion in 'Obsessive Compulsive Disorder' started by MaddKat, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. MaddKat

    MaddKat New Member

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    Hi all,
    I've been mentally running around in circles about whether certain shows are okay, certain movies are okay, etc. I'm not talking about horror movies or X-rated movies, I'm all wrapped up about whether or not I can enjoy Avatar: The Last Airbender due to its heavy reliance on Eastern religions (as one article put it: But because “The Last Airbender” is based on actual practices, and because they are essential to and part of the story, I do not recommend this film or the actual series, which seems even more heavily infused...Fighting (or defensive), physical balance and stretching techniques are one thing, but deliberate movements and practices to invoke the spiritual apart from Jesus is a form of occultism, regardless of the name you give it."). (The article reviews the movie, but the point remains.)

    Or another one, Voltron: Legendary Defender (a Netflix cartoon). I loved that show. I have an action figure and a pin from it. But since it involves magic and alchemy (it's a fantasy/sci-fi show) I'm wondering if I can keep my action figure of Voltron, since in the show it's technically fused together with magic/alchemy.

    In general, it's hard to tell the difference between being discerning and obsessive thinking. (I haven't tossed my action figure, because I've literally had it for over a year and hardly even thought about it. But part of me is worried that bad things will happen if I keep it.)
     
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    thecolorsblend If God is your Father, who is your Mother?

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    The rule I abide by when it comes to magic is this: Can this be reproduced irl?

    In Lord Of The Rings, Gandalf uses magic but it's not something that can be replicated in the real world. His staff responds to his mental commands. So he taps it on the ground and the end of his staff lights up. Or he taps it on the ground and it forms a shield around him. Etc. But if I were to get a big wooden staff and tap it on the ground the way he does, nothing would happen. That type of magic is fictional. It can't be reproduced.

    By comparison, I've heard stories of people attempting the spells shown in Harry Potter books and they actually work sometimes. That magic can be replicated irl. It seems "real".

    I don't want to make you worry about something unnecessarily. But I also don't want you to take risks if you're not comfortable with having something in your life.
     
  3. friend of

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    The Last Airbender is pretty harmless. Even though it draws from eastern mysticism.
     
  4. DebbieJ

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    These are all fantasy movies. Eastern religions are all based on superstitions. Harry Potter is fiction. Everything is for entertainment. Just because a person watches them or has a collection of action figures, doesn't mean one becomes a witch riding a broomstick or becomes possessed by some demons or become de-christianized. lol

    People should be focusing more on reality. So called Christian churches that have church leaders that are similar to Jim Jones and David Koresh are something that a Christian should watch out for. They harm and kill people. They are the real demons. That's reality and not some Voltron from your childhood. These guys are reading from the Bible and not from a Harry Potter book.
     
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