This past weekend, Anime Boston fell on Easter, as it has a number of times in the past. So, what’s a Christian otaku to do? Attend mass nearby, of course.
Otaku Journalist’s Lauren Rae Orsini wrote a wonderful post for the Anime Boston blog about the con and Easter Sunday. Her interview with two con-goers who attended Easter mass was enlightening, and brought up the interesting idea of going to church in…cosplay. Really, it’s an important topic – is the church quick to dismiss based on one’s outside appearance. An awesome Casting Crowns song called “If We Are the Body” asks a similar question as it exposes Christian hypocrisy.
Lauren also discusses some potentially controversial wording and imagery at the con. There’s definitely a schism between what Christians find holy and untouchable and what most others would consider “fair game.” Unfortunately, I think this difference is what often leads to anger, misunderstandings, and an even larger divided between Christians and non-believers.
Please visit the Anime Boston blog and give Lauren’s post a read!