What was the purpose of the biblical reference in this DBZ song?

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Re: What was the purpose of the biblical reference in this DBZ song?

Post by UltimateHammerBro » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:08 pm

Sounding cool and tying with the concept of a Messiah? :lol:
I wouldn't give too much thought to Biblical references in anime unless I'm certain that they're used as such and not for effect.
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Re: What was the purpose of the biblical reference in this DBZ song?

Post by DBSQA » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:17 pm

UltimateHammerBro wrote:Sounding cool and tying with the concept of a Messiah? :lol:
I wouldn't give too much thought to Biblical references in anime unless I'm certain that they're used as such and not for effect.
I don't know, the bottom of the page says that it's a reference to this specific verse:

Mark 1:15 : “The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the Gospel.”

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Re: What was the purpose of the biblical reference in this DBZ song?

Post by Cure Dragon 255 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:28 pm

I'm sorry if I come across as rude, but you seem pretty into making these religious threads, I think this is the second one so far, the first one being the Akira Toriyama is a Jehova's Witness one.
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Re: What was the purpose of the biblical reference in this DBZ song?

Post by DBSQA » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:36 pm

Cure Dragon 255 wrote:I'm sorry if I come across as rude, but you seem pretty into making these religious threads, I think this is the second one so far, the first one being the Akira Toriyama is a Jehova's Witness one.

They're both related to Dragon ball??

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Re: What was the purpose of the biblical reference in this DBZ song?

Post by DBSQA » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:37 pm

Cure Dragon 255 wrote:I'm sorry if I come across as rude, but you seem pretty into making these religious threads, I think this is the second one so far, the first one being the Akira Toriyama is a Jehova's Witness one.
Also, that's 2 out of 44 topics so it's not really much.

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Re: What was the purpose of the biblical reference in this DBZ song?

Post by Cure Dragon 255 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:05 pm

I knew it was probably a funny coincidence anyway. Good day to you sir.
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Re: What was the purpose of the biblical reference in this DBZ song?

Post by Beek King » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:21 pm

Christianity is as exotic in Japan as all the Eastern beliefs are to us.
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Re: What was the purpose of the biblical reference in this DBZ song?

Post by RedRibbonSoldier#42 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:58 pm

Beek King wrote:Christianity is as exotic in Japan as all the Eastern beliefs are to us.
I think this explains most christian imagery in anime. Jesus has to be pretty deep, so putting your character in front of a cross makes them deep too.(help, I'm being appropriated and I can't get up!) It's the same as putting in a Buddhist monk to give the hero whatever advice he needs to "find himself".

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Re: What was the purpose of the biblical reference in this DBZ song?

Post by UltimateHammerBro » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:19 pm

DBSQA wrote:
UltimateHammerBro wrote:Sounding cool and tying with the concept of a Messiah? :lol:
I wouldn't give too much thought to Biblical references in anime unless I'm certain that they're used as such and not for effect.
I don't know, the bottom of the page says that it's a reference to this specific verse:

Mark 1:15 : “The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the Gospel.”
I'd say they explain it pretty well:
RedRibbonSoldier#42 wrote:
Beek King wrote:Christianity is as exotic in Japan as all the Eastern beliefs are to us.
I think this explains most christian imagery in anime. Jesus has to be pretty deep, so putting your character in front of a cross makes them deep too.
Using a Bible quote could be just another way of adding religious references which make it sound more philosophical but don't add anything to the mix at the end of the day.

Imagine I write a story about an inventor who's presenting his new, revolutionary way of generating electricity to an audience. He makes a speech, then flips a switch, and it turns on. As he's doing it, I could make him say "Let there be light", and it would have no purpose other than making him sound cool.
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Re: What was the purpose of the biblical reference in this DBZ song?

Post by floofychan333 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:31 pm

Throwing in any English word apparently makes Japanese songs "cool", regardless of if it makes any sense whatsoever, so I guess the people who wrote it happened to know this passage in English.
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