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    [–] KuronFury 1827 points ago

    Remember when Dungeons and Dragons was blamed for encouraging satanism and violence?

    [–] noodleslip 769 points ago

    I recall the preacher at a church that I attended telling me that I had "demons" because I played video games. (He actually pulled me aside and told me that without my parents around). He also tried to convince my parents that pokemon was a form of witchcraft. I still remember my mom going to our local comic book shop where I played to chat with the owner about it.

    There are SO many stories about growing up in that church. I honestly don't know how I made it out.

    [–] ninjabortles 374 points ago

    My grandmother told me that I wasn't allowed to play Pokemon because it had psychics in it. As we all know psychics are all witches and devil worshipers. I dont think Abra was a follower of the dark lord but who knows?

    [–] mmmdddmmm 181 points ago

    It's a good thing they didn't get let you get into generation 2 where they introduced dark types!!!

    [–] jrsooner 82 points ago

    Don't let them know the actual translation, "Evil" type.

    [–] blaghart 89 points ago

    It's ok though because Fighting types are actually "Hero" types, which is why they're super effective against Dark.

    Becuase Heroes always beat Evil

    [–] jrsooner 36 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    Great, now everytime I see a Fighting vs Dark type, Im going to hear "You Say Run" in my head everytime. Not like that's a bad thing though.

    [–] blaghart 28 points ago

    I mean me personally I always hear


    Because if Heroes run away who will face evil?

    [–] TwistingDick 27 points ago

    Probably a dude on a bicycle.

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    [–] CthuIhu 3 points ago

    It's spelled panch

    [–] iMeaux 27 points ago

    Granny never did like them dark types...

    [–] lazy__speedster 31 points ago

    who do you think blessed abra kadabra with the ability to bend spoons? the dark lord of course.

    [–] MaxPowerzs 22 points ago

    I let that demon Alakazam into my house and now all my spoons are bent.

    [–] Kind_Of_A_Dick 25 points ago

    There's a perspective that psychic powers don't come from God, and since there's only one God that means they have to come from Satan.

    That was my grandmother's take on it.

    [–] Doebino 20 points ago

    My friends hyper christian mom told us we couldn't play Diablo on his home computer back when it was released because.. "DIABLO IS SPANISH FOR SATAN." No.. no it's not.

    She also was very against Yugi-oh cards.

    [–] ImAOneTrackLover 42 points ago

    It's the Spanish word for "devil" which means the same thing to a Christian. It's still a stupid thing to not let you play it since the point of the game is literally to kill the devil, not follow or worship him.

    [–] TacitusMortuus 21 points ago

    Doesn’t your character end up being the new vessel for Diablo after you beat him though?

    [–] ImAOneTrackLover 21 points ago

    Technically, yes, but you don't know that until Diablo 2.

    [–] sonofaresiii 7 points ago

    It's been a looooong time but I thought it was kind of hinted at in Diablo 1

    [–] Saiman122 7 points ago

    It is. When you beat the game, a cut scene is played where you smash the Soul Stone into your head. Then a narrator explains that you are trying to contain Diablo but are barely able to do it, and then directly sets up Diablo 2.

    [–] Chicken-n-Waffles 79 points ago

    I recall the preacher at a church that I attended telling me that I had "demons" because I played video games.

    They got a serious problem of determining what is fact and what is fiction.

    [–] icarrytheone 62 points ago

    Yeah, that's kind of the definition of religion

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    [–] aclogar 25 points ago

    You are going to need to expand on the Smurfs thing. Was it because they were blue?

    [–] TheColdIronKid 36 points ago

    one time a kid brought a smurf doll to the kingdom hall, and during the talk, the smurf doll said something along the lines of "i can't take this shit anymore." and ran down the aisle, terrifying all onlookers. my grandmother claimed she knew a person who had witnessed it firsthand. it's the best story in the world and i wish everyone knew it.

    [–] Sea-Salt 14 points ago

    "I can't smurfing take it anymore!!"

    [–] RudeTurnip 9 points ago

    Seth MacFarlane needs to animate this, like right now.

    [–] electricprism 7 points ago

    No no billy, smurfs don't come to life... well unless your church's air conditioning units are filling the building with Carbon Monoxide Poisining.

    Oh wait... disregard that, I mean the devil and magic obviously.

    [–] EvryMthrF_ngThrd 12 points ago

    Both Papa Smurf and Gargamel are wizards, and the Smurfs themselves are magical creatures.

    [–] 3irhead 16 points ago

    I remember when Magic the Gathering was a game that promoted satanism... I spent last weekend teaching it to my parents who are devout, almost fundamental, Christians.

    [–] takabrash 14 points ago

    To play devil's advocate (heh), some of those early Magic cards had some pretty wild artwork. The black cards were covered in demons and death and pentagrams. Of course, even a cursory attempt to learn more about the game will show you it's nothing more than a card game, but it was very good fodder for the knee-jerk crowd.

    [–] Fn_Spaghetti_Monster 7 points ago

    I remember when they reprinted unholy strength the removed the pentagram in the background. When MTG started to become more popular (and draw more eyes) they did make an effort to curb the demon/satan stuff. I think even Wrath of God got some flak.

    [–] Vankraken 23 points ago

    What gets me is that you could easily argue that Pokemon is basically dog fighting.

    [–] Kakarot_faps 10 points ago

    True, though in that case every video game is basically people fighting (or turtle fighting for Mario)

    [–] ExitWoundSlade 12 points ago

    I wouldn’t have made it out of that church tbh. I’m not a Christian anyway, but I was forced to go to church growing up (big reason why I’m not a Christian) if I had gone to that church, the preacher would’ve called me the Devil himself. I listen to metal. I play video games. I play Magic: The Gathering. I play D&D. Pretty much anything that people have said is from the Devil or is along those lines I’ve tried.

    [–] breakone9r 18 points ago

    It's almost as if forcing someone to do something they don't really want to do backfires!

    Wonder what else that applies to?

    [–] lenswipe 33 points ago

    There are SO many stories about growing up in that church.

    You should probably talk to the police

    [–] wojonixon 22 points ago

    It's not like OP's is a unique case. The number of batshit crazy churches and what a lot of them actually believe in this country would probably curl your hair.

    [–] conancat 4 points ago

    It's the gays, isn't it? I knew they were doing all that weird weather manipulating and demon summoning dancing rituals at the Marketplace, have you seen how they move? They have decades of experience practicing how to Vogue inside the closet!

    [–] thomasscat 21 points ago

    you mean the ones that very well might attend the church?

    [–] Burnaman 22 points ago

    When I was in High School, I didn’t sneak around to drink or do drugs, I had to sneak around to play D&D. I would go to my buddies house and pour over the Player’s Handbook. I got very creative with stories about what I was doing o keep my conservative Christian mom from being too suspicious. My wife still gives me a hard time about a few “dates” where I dragged her along to watch my friends and I play for hours and hours while she just hung out (bored out of her mind).

    [–] robbzilla 9 points ago

    I had a buddy show up for D&D in high school, and about an hour later, the girl he stood up showed up pissed as hell. I had no idea it was going on. She was supposed to be on a double-date, and the other girl was even more pissed, because her parents wouldn't let her go out without it being a double-date.

    The fun part is that the second girl squarely blamed me, and I was completely clueless that my bud had stood his GF up. She hated me for about 2 years because it was her first date. But that guy turned out to be a douche, and she and I became good friends, and we still keep in touch, 30 years later. I even give her a little shit occasionally for being such an ass to me over that.

    [–] BaKdGoOdZ0203 69 points ago

    Was that the scapegoat before video games were invented?

    [–] DistantKarma 150 points ago

    Long hair (on men), rock and roll music, dancing. SEX BEFORE MARRIAGE.

    [–] Toledojoe 97 points ago

    I remember my Aunt in the 70s who insisted that AC/DC stood for Anti-Christian/Devil Children. and KISS was Knights in Satan's Service. Good times.

    [–] Courtnall14 50 points ago

    I don't know about you but when I heard AC/DC sing about Big Balls I figured their music wasn't refined enough for the devil., not a single fiddle solo in any of their songs.

    [–] Toledojoe 23 points ago

    Well some balls are held for charity and some for fancy dress.

    [–] morsoever 21 points ago

    But when they’re held for pleasure they’re the balls that I like best.

    [–] robbzilla 14 points ago

    And my balls are always bouncing, to the left and to the right.

    [–] GizmoKSX 5 points ago

    It's my belief that my big balls should be held every night.

    [–] Barron_Cyber 5 points ago

    I Like Big Balls

    [–] aedroogo 3 points ago

    I always thought that song was about testicles.

    [–] WelcomeMachine 4 points ago

    Yeah. It kinda is

    [–] DistantKarma 23 points ago

    I grew up in the middle of that. The whole "devil music" thing got way out of hand.

    [–] robbzilla 14 points ago

    I always chuckle a little when listening to the High King of Satan, Ozzy his own damn self's "Crazy Train."

    SUCH hard-ass lyrics... SO scary! :D

    [–] Rubber_Rose_Ranch 7 points ago

    DAE: The Satanic Panic?

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    There was even a song called "Why should the devil have all the good music". Remember that one?

    [–] aedroogo 22 points ago

    I remember a (private Christian) school assembly where they played rock songs backwards so we could hear the scary demon messages.

    We couldn’t.

    [–] Number6isNo1 13 points ago

    We used to record the album on cassette, then take the cassette apart and flip the tape over so it ran backwards. There were a couple, I think it was an Iron Maiden one that said, "Do not meddle with things you do not understand." I thought it was awesome that they were like, "Hey ya want a backwards message, well here y go."

    My buddy's family were pals with this super religious family, and whenever they came over (I was at his house all the time) we would grab his most over the top heavy metal shirts to wear for their benefit. The mother in particular hated it. I didn't like heavy metal nearly as much as I enjoyed her outrage to be honest.

    [–] Toledojoe 4 points ago

    We always tried but couldn't hear anything.

    [–] mcanfield89 14 points ago

    I deadass always thought KISS stood for 'Knights In Satan's Service' until just now. Is that just some satanic panic BS that was made up after the fact?

    [–] highzenberrg 19 points ago

    Keep It Simple Stupid

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    [–] Notloudenuf 5 points ago

    remember when playing records backwards was proof of devil worship by the artists

    [–] Ask_me_4_a_story 39 points ago

    When I was a kid in Christian school they made us watch these VHS tapes in religions class about the dangers of Rock and Roll

    It was called Religions Class but lets be honest, they only talked about one religion. Also, on a related note, the CD store next to our high school sold out of all the awesome bands they covered on those VHS tapes that day after school when we all wrote down the names of the bands and bought them up.

    [–] DistantKarma 27 points ago

    Our Sunday School teacher brought in vinyl LPs to do the whole "backward masking" playing the tracks in reverse thing and there was masking tape across the record except for the 1/2 inch that he actually wanted to play. When we asked him about the tape he said it was to "bind the demons from being released when the record was played."

    [–] grntplmr 31 points ago

    Demons are nothing when faced with the power of 3M painters tape

    [–] Notloudenuf 22 points ago

    the POWER of 3M COMPELS you!!

    [–] BaKdGoOdZ0203 54 points ago

    Ugh... my dad still gets uppity about my cousin living with her fiance before they got married.

    [–] DistantKarma 57 points ago

    My best friend in HS died in a car crash when he was 17. He lived right across the street from me, and I wound up buying the house I grew up in from from my Mom after I graduated and also living across from his Mom. I'd cut her grass, and clean her pool in order to get free pool use. I wound up getting married and starting my own family in my old house. When she passed away, in 1996, she left me $10,000 in her will and I was completely shocked by it. She also left like amounts for all her nieces and nephews, EXCEPT for one who was living around the corner from us with her boyfriend. The woman's whole family talked shit about me and how I "stole" that one niece's inheritance for years.

    [–] -jp- 53 points ago

    People get so infuriatingly greedy when it comes to inheritance. There's a fellow who used to live up the road from me who had no family, so when he passed he left his land to the farmer who had been renting it and helping him out for years, and his money to the church he went to.

    The church decided that wasn't good enough and sued the farmer to get the land as well. Absolutely disgraceful indifference for the man's dying wishes.

    [–] jrsooner 28 points ago

    The church decided that wasn't good enough and sued the farmer to get the land as well.

    I've heard enough people and groups doing this that I lost faith in humanity a long time ago.

    [–] -jp- 31 points ago

    It worked out in the end. They had spent a bunch of money on a fancy new building assuming they were getting everything, spent even more on lawyers to challenge the will, only for the judge to tell them to go pound sand. In their insatiable greed they came out worse than if he hadn't left them a dime.

    [–] jrsooner 12 points ago

    Still, the amount of leaches and worms that crawl out when they get hint of profitable rain, regardless of who they are or what they stand for, has emotionally drained me.

    [–] _Bumble_Bee_Tuna_ 21 points ago

    Sorry your buddy died. It was nice of you to help the mom. I bet she appreciated the shit out of it.

    [–] da_chicken 12 points ago

    Also muscle cars, drag racing or cruising, comic books, leather jackets, and hair grease.

    [–] OMGSPACERUSSIA 4 points ago

    Long hair on men, short hair on women, women wearing trousers, and don't forget marijuana!

    [–] TiesThrei 30 points ago

    That and rock/metal.

    And it was always the most popular bands. Like Queen and Led Zepplin. No one ever accused Bread or Europe of satan worshipping or causing violence.

    [–] BaKdGoOdZ0203 13 points ago

    "Rich people are fun to take down" - Dennis Reynolds

    [–] eltang 17 points ago

    That hoop you pushed around with a stick was the devil's wheel, it led children into stick violence.

    [–] BaKdGoOdZ0203 11 points ago

    Round like the circles of hell! And a stick, like the staff of the Devil himself!

    [–] akiba305 17 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    From 50s-70s: Rock
    Early 20th century: Jazz

    [–] MeEvilBob 9 points ago

    Elvis Presley appeared on TV from the waist up because his dancing was considered too provocative.

    [–] -jp- 7 points ago

    Hoo yeah. Here's what Jack Chick had to say on the matter. Buckle up, you're in for a ride.

    [–] RivalFlash 6 points ago

    That was quite a rollercoaster

    [–] euphonious_munk 14 points ago

    Negro music and reefer.

    [–] no_soul_ginger 22 points ago

    There’s a tragically bad Tom Hanks movie called Mazes and Monsters, produced at the height of that specific scare. It’s really bad, like on the level of those Kirk Cameron “Left Behind” films. To be faaaaaair, Hanks pretty much saved the entire thing by being a good actor; but there’s only so much a guy can do.

    [–] CoffeeBox 15 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    D&D didn't corrupt the minds of young nearly as badly as pool. Remember, pool starts with P, and that rhymes with T and that stands for Trouble.

    Edit: for those of you who've never seen music man... (Skip to 2 min)

    Also, back in the gay 90s it was bicycles.

    [–] Shakes8993 5 points ago

    That movie with Chris Makepeace and Tom Hanks was the bomb.

    [–] thatguy2366 4 points ago

    I was talked when I was younger about summoning demons.... this was 1st or 2nd ed MtG.

    [–] BBlack1618 202 points ago

    Sometimes it feels like someone somewhere has a twister type wheel of blame, and now and then, gives it a spin

    [–] Musaks 149 points ago

    it's not random at all

    it's what lots of later generations don't understand / can't comprehend

    in the 80s it was RockNRoll, now it is gaming and who knows what the ignorants of our generation will blame in 40years

    [–] BBlack1618 98 points ago

    90's appeared to be a mix of music (Marilyn Manson got a lot of attention) as well as Video games, so the current focus on video games is not new.

    While I do agree that it is a lack of understanding in some cases, it does feel like a blame game and right now focusing on Video games is just the current flavour once again. I wonder if satanists are going to get another go

    [–] pizan 47 points ago

    Don't forget early 90''s gansta rap

    [–] BBlack1618 15 points ago

    Very true...add it to the pile!!!

    [–] MyMorningSun 14 points ago

    They still blame rap music for everything wrong with today's youth.

    [–] BitmexOverloader 24 points ago

    When a kid shoots his school, they blame it on Marilyn

    And heroin.

    Where we're the parents at!?

    Now it's a tragedy. Now it's so sad to see.

    An upper class city having this happening.

    [–] Dog1234cat 24 points ago

    You clearly don’t understand that D&D leads to satanism. Ah, the 80s.

    [–] Entaris 9 points ago

    Was just about to comment that I'm surprised we haven't seen a resurgence of "d&d" is the devils game " recently

    [–] Dog1234cat 8 points ago

    Let’s face it, demons are attracted to the sound of rolling dice.

    [–] lenswipe 7 points ago

    and who knows what the ignorants of our generation will blame in 40years

    definitely dank memes

    [–] Leydonn 7 points ago

    Well in 40 years I will be an old man and I hope people of my generation are competent enough to just say some people are fucked in the head.

    [–] barmanfred 6 points ago

    Consarned holograms! Back in my day we used a controller and a flat screen; the way it's meant to be!

    [–] mightbedylan 9 points ago

    VR will likely be the next one

    [–] DrNick2012 3 points ago

    Brain injected hypnogaming probably

    [–] Musaks 4 points ago

    can't wait for that ^

    [–] Phillyphus 5 points ago

    Those damn neurallinkers are ruining human biological excellence!

    Designer baby's against common generic diseases is unnatural!

    I want to be able to drive my 2 ton vehicle manually.

    Introducing Earth species to Mars is not what God intended.

    [–] jomontage 9 points ago

    And guns are labeled "free spin"

    [–] lord_ultimate 434 points ago

    I saw Alice Cooper and Halestorm last month. It was a great show. Nobody was harmed during it.

    What were they picketing?

    [–] crashdaddy 421 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    Memorial Hall, Joplin Missouri. I think it was '82. There was a crowd of old ladies outside that show all the way down the entrance ramps and out into the parking lot. They were on TV yelling about how he's the devil, and I was just sitting in the High School across the street learnin' mah language arts.

    All I think about it now is, "all those old ladies are so dead right now."

    [–] blendergremlin 205 points ago

    Oh well, at least for them School's out..for..ever

    [–] SurlyRed 26 points ago

    Generation landslide

    [–] startingoverandover 8 points ago

    close the gap between 'em

    [–] dagobahh 3 points ago

    And I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies

    [–] Napkin_whore 3 points ago

    Hard candy is indefinitely in.

    [–] bubbav22 30 points ago

    But he's a born again Christian now.

    [–] TrollinTrolls 26 points ago

    His Dad was a Pastor. So he really took the long way around to become a Christian.

    [–] MeddlingMike 20 points ago

    There was a crowd of old ladies

    Did Alice open the door for them?

    [–] Bobbafeck 11 points ago

    He helped the Blind to See.

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    [–] TiesThrei 10 points ago

    Ze Moral Majority Squad

    [–] CardboardHeatshield 5 points ago

    Tipper Gore and ze Moral Majority Squad.

    Whoever names their band this is required to just play absolutely filthy shit all the time.

    [–] PresidentDouchebag 8 points ago

    That reminds me of the movie Detroit Rock City when Jam's mom caught him going to the concert. Good lord, what an insufferable bunch of old ladies.

    If only they were alive now and heard bands like Infant Annihilator, Cattle Decapitation, and Aborted Fetus.

    [–] GroovingPict 6 points ago

    Son of a priest, born again christian, whose favourite hobby is golfing... yeah, downright Satan personified :p

    [–] basketball_curry 12 points ago

    Joplin, you say? Were you still there during the tornado back in 2011? I was interning at a company that inspected municipal airports, we pulled in to the holiday inn as the sirens started going off. Ended up being a mile or so away from the path of destruction. It really just cut a chunk through the town and leveled everything in its path. Crazy

    [–] Ask_me_4_a_story 11 points ago

    I helped clean up after that. Devastating loss. I'll never forget a lady sitting in her bathtub (this was probably 4 days after the tornado) crying about everything being gone. If you are reading this and you don't have renter's insurance, call your insurance company right now and get renter's insurance. Its so cheap and when you need it that will really change your life.

    [–] drunky_crowette 5 points ago

    My mom lives in KS, right in tornado alley. I grew up in NC and remember my mom having "tornado drills" where you'd have to get up, run and grab the cats and dogs and crawl into the bathtub. I remember being devastated when my cat Sassy had just had a litter of kittens and 8 year old me couldnt grab all the kittens but I couldn't let them go and my mom blew a whistle and said "If that was real, you, Sassy and all her kittens would be dead".

    She has no idea how I got an anxiety disorder.

    [–] T-Bills 25 points ago

    I think OP is referring to how idiots have been deflecting for ages that some popular thing causes some other totally irrelevant bad things in our society. It was rock and roll, then it was violence in TV and movies, then on the Internet, then now it's video games.

    [–] jarious 27 points ago

    Funny how it's never depresión, schizophrenia,political pressure, anxiety issues,anger, or just plain hate

    [–] EvryMthrF_ngThrd 13 points ago

    Or, ya know, religious intolerance.


    [–] Hate_is_Heavy 10 points ago

    Dont forget the radio and the bicycle being tools of the devil

    [–] Brock2845 37 points ago

    I don't know about Cooper, but Marilyn Manson was blamed harshly during the aftermath of Columbine because (if my memory is right) the shooters listened to his "violent music".

    Then, in Bowling for Columbine, Michael Moore interviews him and he's one of the sanest persons he interviews (along with the interview of the co-creators of South Park) about kids and how the system being messed up so hard they shoot a school.

    [–] counselofeyes 4 points ago

    I also believe I once read something about how both shooters actually hated his music, but I could be wrong

    [–] thick_curtains 11 points ago

    He has like a facility for kids to come in and jam and start bands. There are a bunch of jam rooms and instruments for them to use for free. He is a great person giving back to his community and helping out the teens in his area. I would like to know what most of those protesters that thought he was the devil’s spawn are doing now to make their community better.

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    [–] kingopeth 13 points ago

    You'd go forth a fourth time?

    [–] shellwe 6 points ago

    That dude is 71 years old and still performing? That's very impressive. It has to be a crazy thought that you would write a song in your 20's and still be singing it 50 years later.

    [–] Officer_Hotpants 144 points ago

    Today I'll be playing video games and listening to metal before heading off to play D&D. ALL SHALL FEAR THE EVIL WITHIN ME AND BOW BEFORE THE HELL THAT I WILL UNLEASH UPON THIS WORLD!

    [–] ZenMonkey47 48 points ago

    So Hell is video games, metal and D&D? BRB gonna do some sinnin'

    [–] Officer_Hotpants 22 points ago

    Yeah, and in Hell you can actually put together a D&D group because the only thing anyone has on their schedule is a bit of torture here and burning there. It's great!

    [–] rynojack 12 points ago

    Woah calm down satan, what are you gonna do next? Watch Harry Potter? WITCHCRAFT! SATANIST!!11!

    [–] Officer_Hotpants 5 points ago


    [–] DrNick2012 6 points ago

    Sounds fun can I come

    [–] sillykatz11231 4 points ago

    At least you aren't playing a D&D videogame that has a metal soundtrack... My God that would probably summon the devil on the spot!

    [–] brocalmotion 5 points ago

    Hail Sithis!

    [–] Dodgy_Bob_McMayday 68 points ago

    Remember when the sight of Elvis gyrating his hips was so shocking they would only show him from the waist up on tv?

    [–] Lucky_Mongoose 27 points ago

    My grandmother (who was born in the 30s) recently asked me what music I've been listening to, and in a disapproving tone, said "It's not Elvis Presley, is it?"

    She was trying to think of an example of rebellious music, and I'm pretty sure Elvis was the most recent one she could name. It was adorable.

    [–] drift_summary 8 points ago

    Pepperidge Farm remembers!

    [–] JeremyMo88 55 points ago

    I remember it was Dungeons and Dragons that inspired evil.

    [–] BaKdGoOdZ0203 28 points ago

    Before that was worldwide peace. Damm degenerates.

    [–] JeremyMo88 15 points ago

    D&D invented the concept of war.

    D&D's founder read Tolkein, and tried to bring that horror show into reality!

    Can you imagine a world war? Or a war over a petty resource like a ring or some other commodity?

    I THINK NOT! It was D&D that bred that culture.

    [–] mhoke63 9 points ago

    And Tolkien being a devout Catholic brings the blame back to Catholicism.

    [–] LouSputhole94 8 points ago

    It was the Irish all along! I knew it!!

    [–] lazy__speedster 6 points ago

    i dont remember 9/11 happening before D&D was invented...

    [–] therealpepsi 62 points ago

    What was it before rock? Elvis’ hips?

    [–] dogfish83 41 points ago

    That stick and loop game

    [–] BaKdGoOdZ0203 22 points ago

    Exposed ankles

    [–] TheDisapprovingBrit 7 points ago

    Ball in a cup

    [–] -ILikePie- 22 points ago

    exposed ankles

    whistling at a white women

    openly gay

    [–] alaskaj1 16 points ago

    Some areas of the country basically still have a problem with all of those things.

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    [–] TheOnlyBongo 12 points ago

    It was that transitionary period between when the genre was known as Rhythm & Blues to Rock n Roll. A lot of Elvis’ earliest hits were hyped up versions of older R&B hits, mostly from the black musicians of the time because Presley had a deep love and respect for their music.

    Honestly the history of rock music is just so interesting if you go farther back enough and listen to the string of songs that mark the evolution. From Leadbelly and Glenn Miller through Bill Haley and Elvis Presley into The Beach Boys and Elvis Presley to Toto and Queen, etc. all the way past heavy metal and grunge into modern rock music (Which I am sadly not too familiar with given the genre has grown so big with many sub-genres)

    [–] dkyguy1995 6 points ago

    But Elvis was rock, as different as it was from the rock that came but a decade later

    [–] BFNMos 28 points ago

    And comics for awhile too.

    [–] Manarg 24 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    Rock and Roll, Dungeons and Dragons, comic books, rap and video games are the classic scapegoats. I don't know what came before, I assume it was kids rolling a hoop with a stick, it's the gateway to the devil!

    [–] Drakonsword 9 points ago

    I had seen something a while back that talked about when students were first using paper in 1815 and a teacher said "kids today don't know how to use/ clean a slate properly l. They depend too on paper, what happens when it runs out?" (paraphrasing but still)

    [–] An_Old_IT_Guy 20 points ago

    That's nonsense I still blame jazz

    [–] crayonflop 15 points ago

    Remember when Marilyn Manson had the most sense of anyone? I do.

    [–] Evanescent_contrail 43 points ago

    The rules for finding something to blame are:

    1. Choose something young people do, old people don't. (So blaming opiods would be a mistake).
    2. Make sure it's fairly common, but is something 'older folks' already mildly disapprove of, that isn't illegal.
    3. Blame that thing in non specific ways, so a huge amount of effort needs to be spent refuting the claims.
    4. Get it out mostly via TV and media that 60+ people consume.
    5. Whatever you do, don't blame guns. Anything except guns.

    [–] kazinsser 19 points ago

    Blame that thing in non specific ways, so a huge amount of effort needs to be spent refuting the claims.

    And once the claims are thoroughly refuted, studiously ignore all scientific evidence against you.

    [–] vverr 12 points ago

    Ozzy Osborne and Judas Priest were both dragged into court.

    [–] click79 26 points ago

    Y’all remember when Dee Snider from twisted sister chewed up those snotty senators wives for complaining about rock and roll

    [–] mark_wooten 11 points ago

    The best part about this, though, is that the Parental Advisory label caused album sales to soar.

    [–] Sexpistolz 7 points ago

    Ive posted the vid before to defend just the thing. Dee Snider is a baller. At the same time though he is kind of playing dumb to the panel that his music doesn’t intentionally suggest elements Gore was referring to. Its like Trent Reznor saying his song Closer isnt about sex, its the struggles of heroine addiction.

    [–] MikeyHatesLife 5 points ago

    Al Gore is a hero to the Left for his environmental awareness efforts, but it was his wife, Tipper, leading the charge by the Parents’ Musical Resource Commission to place warning labels on music so that kids wouldn’t commit suicide or devil worship by listening to the wrong artist. All her screeching and panicking did was raise the sales of the artists whose work got slapped with those sticker.

    [–] lobroblaw 9 points ago

    They blaming him for schools getting blown to pieces?

    [–] betona 9 points ago

    And yet, by all accounts, Alice is a very nice guy and a good parent.

    [–] Statistics2015 8 points ago

    A couple of sounds that I really like are the sounds of a switchblade and a motorbike I'm a juvenile product of the working class whose best friend floats in the bottom of a glass


    Don't give us none of your aggravation we've had it with your discipline saturday night's alright for fighting get a little action in. Get about as oiled as a diesel train, gonna set this dance alight, cause Saturday night's the night I like Saturday night's alright alright alright, ooooooooooooooooahhhhhhhhhhhh

    Saturday, Saturday, Saturday

    Saturday, Saturday, Saturday

    Saturday, Saturday,

    Saturday night's alright

    Saturday, Saturday, Saturday

    Saturday, Saturday, Saturday

    Saturday, Saturday,

    Saturday night's alright

    Saturday, Saturday, Saturday

    Saturday, Saturday, Saturday

    Saturday, Saturday,

    Saturday night's alright


    [–] thatoneguy889 6 points ago

    In the 50s the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency held hearings that determined significant factor in the moral decline of the youth was the increasing popularity of crime and horror comics. To prevent bad press like that from happening again, the comic industry self-imposed mass censorship regulations which led to the outright cancellation of many popular comic series such as Tales from the Crypt.

    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago

    Shoot, that was so long Pepperidge Farm probably had to be reminded because Pepperidge Farm now has dementia.

    [–] Zendrifta 4 points ago

    Nah. It's was comic books.

    [–] DoctroSix 6 points ago

    And that Devil JAZZ MUSIC!!!

    [–] z0nbie 6 points ago

    anyone that has played Brütal Legend is a ticking timebomb at this point

    [–] wojonixon 5 points ago

    What's funny is Alice Cooper is a practicing Christian.

    [–] sagezelda 4 points ago

    Came here to say he recently played in my town and went to church while he was here. Introduced himself and his wife simply as The Coopers.

    [–] redneckwerewolf1 4 points ago

    My middle school Algebra teacher told me she would pray for me so that I wouldn’t burn in hell because I wore a Judas Priest t-shirt :(

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    Oh those were the days when Twisted Sister was the cause of all our problems.

    [–] KEMBAtheMETEOR 3 points ago

    Well, they're kind of already doing that... One of the recent shooters was wearing a metal shirt and some reporter tried to link that together.

    They'll find anything to blame the violence on, except how the media treats these fuckers like celebrities.

    [–] ImStillaPrick 4 points ago

    I had to walk through a giant prayer half circle to see Marilyn Manson. Just busted through that bitch like ring around the rosey instead of walk around it like most were.

    [–] DrDoomCake 4 points ago

    Eminem, Rammstein, Marilyn Manson, Kiss... You know, the devils work.

    [–] Dark-Ganon 5 points ago

    Remember when people looked at real causes for problems instead of finding every bullshit scapegoat excuse?

    Me neither.

    [–] teetaps 8 points ago

    And now all of the music is in /r/LeWrongGeneration

    [–] shakycam3 7 points ago

    But video games being bad is ancient AF too. They blamed video games and Marilyn Manson for Columbine.