I’m playing Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, and I’ve really been enjoying it, having not played (or watched) the game for several years. However, while I was playing earlier today, I realized something: the game is riddled with pentagrams! The Excess Express has one on it’s front and performing many of the moves involves pentagrams. I doubt this was intentional, but I’m a bit conflicted now. Is it okay to continue playing the game so long as I ignore these things? I assume it is, I just want to make sure as by the time I’ll have the opportunity to ask a priest, I’ll have finished the game.
I was intrigued because Mario never seemed to be an asset that was into hardcore paganism.
I found this screenshot. Is this what you’re talking about?
It seems the game makes use of a five-pointed star symbol and just happens to adorn that symbol with a circle for graphical clarity. It does really seem accidental to me. I don’t think you have anything to worry about.
The pentagram is an ancient Christian symbol, too.
I am sure that it is just coincidence that they look like pentagrams. I played this game and I didn’t notice it. It is completely fine to continue playing.
The U.S. flag has 50 pentagrams on it. And I’ve seen lots of depictions of Mary with a crown of pentagrams above her head.
Not true. A pentagram is not a pentagram unless it has a circle around the outside of the star, and typically a distinction is made between pentacles with one point straight up vs. pentagrams with one point straight down.
Yes, I thought this as well. I don’t think that a point straight up is the same as a point straight down since some junkies at my school painted a pentagram with a point straight up and wrote “oops” next to it.
I stand corrected. Be that as it may, pentagrams, etc are essentially meaningless