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#88076 - 05/29/14 11:07 AM The Vigilant Christian: Family Guy Satanic?
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I love Family Guy. Nothing is taboo. I'd put it on the same playing field as South Park.

Would I call it 'Satanic' programming? To a degree, it makes satire out of human existence. It pokes fun at all the absurdities to make it even more absurd.


What do you think?
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#88080 - 05/29/14 11:34 AM Re: The Vigilant Christian: Family Guy Satanic? [Re: SIN3]
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Family Guy may be "Satanic" insofar as they willingly push taboo for the sake of pushing taboo, but mostly it's shock humor or "dick and fart Jokes". Like Family Guy, South Park took up the lead of The Simpsons who took the lead of predecessors. Old School SNL (Andy Kaufman) comes to mind. One could make an argument that I Love Lucy was taboo pushing in its own right. I just think people understand the value of shock and rabble rousing as an effective attention grab.

As an aside I want to make this outraged douche watch hardcore BDSM porn his eyes held open like in A Clockwork Orange.



Edited by CanisMachina42 (05/29/14 11:36 AM)
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#88082 - 05/29/14 11:52 AM Re: The Vigilant Christian: Family Guy Satanic? [Re: CanisMachina42]
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Heh, or Stiches particularly the scene where he rips the guy's cock off in slow-mo.

I'd agree, there's a lot of shock value in the show, the Simpson's paved the way for that. Ren & Stimpy comes to mind too. A lot of these whackadoos really think there's some sort of Satanic Agenda, subliminal Illuminati mind control.

HILARIOUS.
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#88121 - 05/29/14 05:40 PM Re: The Vigilant Christian: Family Guy Satanic? [Re: SIN3]
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A lot of these whackadoos really think there's some sort of Satanic Agenda, subliminal Illuminati mind control.


I don't watch Family Guy, but there is indeed an ever increasing obsession with the Devil and Satanic agenda in the Christian community. It is evident in the bigger than ever number of exorcists. There are a lot of books, movies and songs that are considered "Satanic" and therefore dangerous. There is a lot of fear mongering and emphasis on loyalty to your God and Church. "If you really love Jesus, you should be ready to throw your favorite CDs into the dustbin, along with your favorite books. You don't want to make your Savior sad, do you?" As if God were really that petty.

I just wonder what could be the reason for this paranoia? Perhaps, the growing secularization. While many people give in to the manipulation done by the clergy, more and more young people are just laughing at it and are less and less interested in religion. Perhaps, there is a need to make Christianity a sort of a stronghold, keeping alien ideas at bay, so that our memes will not get "contaminated". Who the hell knows?
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#88137 - 05/29/14 08:10 PM Re: The Vigilant Christian: Family Guy Satanic? [Re: SIN3]
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It's definitely sardonic. Satanic? the shoe fits. Hell, MacFarlane seems as if he'd fit right in with the C/S - the thought has crossed my mind, not that it matters either which way.

You can sorta see it too with South Park, and even in some of Mike Judge's works.

The same applies for Louis CK, Daniel Tosh, George Carlin, and for some reason Simon Cowell too strikes me as "satanic" at least by C/S standards. Same with the writers at Cracked.com. 'not suggesting any are members, but they'd definitely fit right in and it wouldn't shock me in the least if they were.

If nothing else, their works certainly do resonate with what the C/S "seems" to be driving at in a hard-to-put-your-finger-on type of way. It's not *quite* enough to say "it pushes boundaries, so therefore it must be satanic" - it also has to coincide with a bit of subtly and tack - "style" - like a high-brow social commentary only visible to those who can manage to get past the dick jokes or the knee-jerk reaction of "that's just offensive"

Does this imply a conspiracy theory? Well, that's a stretch. If anything it's just a sign of the times.

Suffice it to say I'm miles more interested in "the satanic" as manifested in modern pop-culture than as it is traditionally ascribed to arcane treatises and "the dark arts".

One person's "magick in theory and practice" is another's "Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa puffs"


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