Konnichiwa! As a teen guy growing up in the middle of our socially-conscious world, one thing I’ve noticed is that words are easily misunderstood. A lot. Especially over the Internet. You can say one thing and assume that someone will understand it, but when you actually talk to them about it they’ve completely misconstrued what you said to the point that your original meaning didn’t get across at all. It’s kind of sad, especially when communication is key to any type of relationship, be it between co-workers, friends, or family. And a good example of what a lack of communication does is found in Angel Beats.

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Christianity is a strange religion. We have one book we say we live by, one God we say we want to please, but there are so many different variations of what is called “Christian” these days. So many different denominations, sects, and organizations that it’s hard to keep track of them all, so how does the new believer know how to determine the good ones from the bad? How can he know what churches and leaders to follow? How does he know who to look to for guidance? A similar dilemma is faced by Sayaka, in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, when she becomes a magical girl for the first time. As a newcomer to the world of magical powers and mysterious creatures, she is unsure of her goal, other than that she needs to fight witches in order to save the lives of normal people.

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