In an article in Blogus Anthony is trying to address can Christians be part of an alternative subculture such as Steam Punk, Furry Fandom and Cosplay. As a Furry, Science fiction Fan, and Anime fan, I feel he his heart is in the right place but ultimately wrong. The article contains many miss-quotes of scripture or inferring an Indicative (proclamation why we are ) in 2 Corinthians 5:17 and infer it as an imperative (a command) or taking a narrative verse like 1 Samuel 16:7 and trying to principal.
I believe this person main point it this “Basically, there’s no verse against dressing up in costumes, nor are there laws against it. The issue is not necessarily the act, but how it may hinder our ability to spread the gospel and live a life that glorifies God. I” The problem is this person does not give a proper scriptural bases but defaults to legalism by moving the goal post from what clearly God objectively calls sin ( 1 Corinthians 6: 9-11) and applies it to thing that are not specifically spoken in scripture. In another sense , has scruples because of is his past punk lifestyle and tries to elevate his scruples as a command to the Church. A problem explain in RC Sproul wonderfully lecture the Tyranny of the Weaker Brother.
I also get the feeling this person does not have knowledge what the fandom are about, there is a vast difference between a anti-authority Punk and the aesthetics and literature of the Steam Punk subculture. At the heart of his argument is the long debate between Liberty and Legalism, with respect to those than are adiaphora, that is thing than are indifferent were the bible doesn’t speak. The truth is as being part of a subgroup the bible does not speak specifically of it. While we are free to partake of any fandom . Yet we are to come aside one who is weak Roams 14 (even through Pastor Fisk points this does not apply as many , but in balance the weaker brother cannot make ones scruples a law for the church; that would be legalism.
It a go! were going to have a furry panel at Kumoricon.
The panel is meet and greet and part open discussion of Furry and Anime
I am still looking for co panelist, one fursuiter for a demonstration and ides.
For example I am been brain storming :
(What is furry (or not))
What makes a Cat Girl Fury or not
Is Pokémon furry or not (Meowth yes Pikachu not so certain)
Other furry references
Holo Spice and Wolf
Blair from Soul Eater
Kyubey Madoka Magica (He creeps me out)
Polar Bear Café
Damekko Dōbutsu (Useless Animals)
What is furry fandom (note to me keep it short)
Differences and similarity
Crossover to other fandoms
Other resource and groups in furry,
Fumy history in Anime
(What is considered the first full length Anime is furry. The bad news is it was a WWII Japanese propaganda film.
You get the idea what I am looking for
So any other suggestions?
I need to use my furry disclaimer :
The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer (Action) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the neither furry community nor posting of my opinion does not in any way enter a convenient relationship with the furry community.
In other words do lay this “why you are causing drama in the furry community” line on me. I am not you and you are not me. In addition, I never recalled joining your idea of community and have to sway over my life. Finally, you do not have to read what I am posting below the cut