Originally Posted by AnrewPL
This is amazing, I don't know which is more disturbing, that people can believe that toys are satanic, or this "brony" phenomenon, I neve knew that either existed. Fascinating stuff.
From a purely academic point of view the whole toys are satanic thing is really not that surprising. My girlfriend is doing her PhD research on Pentecostal Christians in an indigenous Taiwanese community, she spent 14 months living with them and went to church with them up to two or three times a day with them over that time, as well as other activates not in the church, and I read and edit all of her work so I'm reasonably well acquainted with the phenomenon and have a pretty good understanding of Christianity in general, and different denominations of it, though I am an atheist myself. Something that continually bewilders me about the Pentecostals my girlfriend researched is that they think there are devils and demons literally EVERYWHERE waiting to jump out and get them, even Karaoke is apparently of the devil, I think I remember that they think Hello Kitty is also evil. Why not MLP?
Sounds very much like most of my Pentecostal neighbors here in Arkansas; the SERIOUS bible belt. I have been shunned for wearing jeans. So I now wear shorts and tank tops. There may have been a stroke or 3 in the neighborhood.