seldom mounts a direct
assault. Rather, he, through his human helpers, uses subtle,
and deceptive methods to advance his evil doctrines. So, how can we
these deceptive methods and evil doctrines? How can we protect our
and our-selves? The Bible says, "Prove all things; hold fast that
is good." 1 Thessalonians 5:21. The Bible says, "Whatsoever ye
do all to the glory of God" 1 Corinthians 10:31. The Bible
"…Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good." Romans
Therefore, we must measure Pokémon paraphernalia by the
of the Bible to determine if it is acceptable. Let's do that.
he's really laying it on thick huh? After reading that, I got
One of the
first things I
did was to find out who produced the trading card game. Here is an
quote right from the Web page of the producer - "The Pokémon
Card Game is a new collectable Card Game that is made and distributed
of the Coast. The same company that made the best selling game ...
Magic: The Gathering." Magic: The Gathering is a heavily occult laced
card game very popular in the 1990's.
occult laced? You'd think they manufactured voodoo pokemon or
Well, the evil doesn't stop there...
looked into the characters
in the Pokémon video games, comics, cartoons, movies, etc. What
kind of values do they have? Ash Ketchum (a boy) is one of the
characters. He is described as "an energetic and determined
little too competitive." He is obsessed with catching all
and driven "to become the world's foremost Pokémon
Oh yes, you can be sure that the Pokémon Rap song and mantra
be included in the materials --
travel across the
Pokémon to understand
catch them all!"
line of the Pokémon
mantra, "Gotta catch them all!" is used over and over
in Pokémon paraphernalia because it fuels the craving for more
games, toys, gadgets, and comic books.
I read the above paragraph, I think I laughed for about five minutes
& James. Here is how they are described -- "Prepare for
make it double.... Jessie, James…are a mysterious and evil gang
looking to steal rare Pokémon. Jessie and James are
up, fashion conscious, and prone to cross-dressing."
self-centered, vindictive, obnoxious, hormonal, sexually preoccupied,
thieving, cross-dressing jerks are most definitely not biblical role
These characters do not portray biblical values. Pokémon does
HORMONAL CROSS-DRESSERS! HAAAA! can't you just see little
running around in James' breast suit from Episode 18?!
out earlier that
Pokémon originated in Japan. What I did not draw to your
was that a Pokémon Master is a spin off of a martial arts master
in Japan. Pokémon Masters are the leaders of fighting schools or
battling gangs that solve their problems by beating their opponents.
how do they do this? Their little booklet says, "Some attacks cause the
Defending Pokémon to be Asleep, Confused, Paralyzed, or
warns us to be
cautious about what we occupy our minds with (Proverbs 4:23).
games a child plays, the television programs he watches, and the things
that he listens to have a powerful mind shaping influence over that
Mental health professionals are finally coming to understand what the
has said all along -- the things you let into you mind shape your
and your thinking directs your actions. This truth was acted out at the
Columbine High school slaughter. The shooters had saturated their minds
with violent video games, Gothic death music, and violent reading
The result was on April 20, 1999, twelve students and one teacher were
Now I understand! Pokemon-like games caused the Columbine
Phew! So that's why I keep getting urges to climb up a tower and
shoot nuns whenever I see a commercial... I better switch to