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« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2010, 11:29:58 AM »

While we're on the whole series with superficial references to Christianity. Who was the Christ figure in Eva?
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« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2010, 02:23:30 PM »

Evangelion only references Christian-Judaic imagery and some terms, it doesn't actually interpret the mythology well. For the most part, Evangelion is a superficial show which pretends at being deep. Xenogears/saga, by contrast, actually references Gnosticism quite well.
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« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2010, 03:46:51 PM »

Evangelion only references Christian-Judaic imagery and some terms, it doesn't actually interpret the mythology well. For the most part, Evangelion is a superficial show which pretends at being deep. Xenogears/saga, by contrast, actually references Gnosticism quite well.

I agree that much of Eva's use of Christian mythology is simply superficial that does not mean the series doesn't contain a great deal of existential philosophical themes.
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« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2010, 04:51:54 PM »

While we're on the whole series with superficial references to Christianity. Who was the Christ figure in Eva?

I know you were being facetious, but some people out there actually think Shinji IS supposed to be Jesus.  Yes, they are completely and utterly insane, but I used those comments during a speech I gave.

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The main character (Shinji Ikari) is called the 'Messiah of the New Age' on the official website. By portraying Shinji as a likeable character, NGE is softening the viewer up to accept the 'real' messiah of the New Age, who may well be the Beast or False Prophet of Revelations.

Lolwut.  http://www.crossroad.to/text/responses/Evangelion.htm
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« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2010, 06:00:59 PM »

While we're on the whole series with superficial references to Christianity. Who was the Christ figure in Eva?

I know you were being facetious, but some people out there actually think Shinji IS supposed to be Jesus.  Yes, they are completely and utterly insane, but I used those comments during a speech I gave.

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The main character (Shinji Ikari) is called the 'Messiah of the New Age' on the official website. By portraying Shinji as a likeable character, NGE is softening the viewer up to accept the 'real' messiah of the New Age, who may well be the Beast or False Prophet of Revelations.

Lolwut.  http://www.crossroad.to/text/responses/Evangelion.htm

oh, that's excellent. Shinji Ikari is part of Revelation's anti-trinity. Thank you LaHaye and Jenkins for shitty Left Behind "eschatology" (quotes required).
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« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2010, 06:57:56 PM »

It's hilarious to watch people look too much into Evangelion's religious references. It's like trying to derive significance from the names of Final Fantasy's summons, even though they're only there for flavor (and not necessarily accurate either). Not that you can't look into Evangelion, it's just that isn't the place.
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« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2010, 07:09:57 PM »

Shinji likeable? how could anyone like a character thats such a pussy?
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« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2010, 08:32:44 PM »

Shinji likeable? how could anyone like a character thats such a pussy?

Yeah, I was pretty mystified by that particular comment, and the rest delivered on copious amounts of blather.  Sometimes a tree really is just a tree.
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