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No, Pokemon Is Not Evil

Remember a couple of weeks ago when we told you about how some people tried to convince Pope Clement VIII to ban coffee? What if we told you that there was a much more recent example of this phenomenon? An example from the pontificate of Pope Saint John Paul II. An example involving...Pokemon!

That's right, folks. Back in the year 2000, there was a major "Satanic panic" regarding the wild popularity of Pokemon, especially with the impending release of Pokemon: The First Movie. As kids bought millions upon millions of packs of cards and copies of video games, parents began to view the game as a sinful temptation.

Many began to complain that children were breaking piggy banks to buy merchandise and picking schoolyard fights with each