I’m gonna just vent about SPN, mythologies, and bad writing for a minute here.
First, SPN doesn’t even do *Christianity* right. It’s not that morally ambiguous, and *certainly* there is no such thing as an absent god. It varies depending on the practice, but most of the ‘Christian’ stuff there was just not accurate, even if it was a great story. Castiel isn’t an angel (Cassiel, the actual angel, is a Jewish invention); people are not condemned if they are Christian, because of Jesus’ sacrifice; etc, etc, etc.. Other Christians, feel free to jump in on that point—I am by no means an expert, just an annoyed writer.
As far as literally any other religion goes? The only thing they’ve gotten right is that pentacles are protective symbols. The rest of it is a total mess. To start with, what the fuck is with this idea that Christianity threw out the rest of the world’s religions? Sure, it managed to suppress and destroy a lot, but last I checked, religions that aren’t Christianity, or even Abrahamic, still fucking exist. Kali should walk into that meeting with bloody swords and smirking while she lords it over the others that her followers are fighting tooth and nail to stop the apocalypse, because she stuck around.
And on that note, these idiots based an entire mythology around the premise that, when confronted with Christianity, non-Christian gods and goddesses turned tail and left or were defeated and left. Are you fucking joking? These gods and goddesses are our family. They built religions around the seasons and communities. They fought wars to protect us from primal threats; they continued heroic deeds we still sing about. You want to know what accuracy here would look like? Battered, bruised gods and goddesses, changed from years in Christianized forms, standing up and saying ‘fuck no, get off our planet’while their followers send energy and love and probably more than one warrior because the gods knew wars and knew protection and even Apollo has silver arrows of plague and death.
And speaking of followers, wtf is this idea that witchcraft is inherently evil? Magic is the base code of the universe, and witches are coders—and, like any coders, some are hackers and some are the IT support. In SPN!verse, there should be no need for Hunters, because witches should already be fucking doing this. Ruby was the only thing that was even close, and while I appreciate one complex character, if you’re based around religions, that is nowhere near enough. Plus, side note? PAGANS ARE NOT FUCKING SATANISTS, YOU FUCKING ASSHOLES. THIS IS LITERALLY THE FIRST THING WE HEAR FROM *EVERYONE WE TALK TO*, THAT WE ARE SOMEHOW WORSHIPPING YAWEH’S FALLEN ANGEL. YOU HAVE THE ENTIRE MOTHERFUCKING INTERNET, SO IF YOU CAN’T BE BOTHERED TO GET OFF YOUR LAZY ASSES AND DO TEN FUCKING MINUTES OF RESEARCH, GET YOUR ASS OUT OF WRITING AND GIVE THAT JOB TO SOMEONE WHO ACTUALLY GIVES A FLYING RAT’S ASS ABOUT IT, BECAUSE YOU CLEARLY DON’T.
This is just the Pagan and Christian stuff. This is just what I see.
SPN sucks ass at dealing with religion.