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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Waving Farewell to Walt and Sailing Away from Pleasure Island

Remember that Pinocchio lost his conscience, got kidnapped, skipped school, played pool, smoked cigars, got eaten by a whale . . . and THEN became a real boy. I don't know about all this "Starlight, Star Bright," stuff.

Actually, I do. Praying to a star other than the "Bright and Morning Star," King Jesus, is idolatry.

Careful with your Classic Disney: 60 Years of Musical Magic, Christian friends.

In High School Musical 2, Troy and Gabriella sing, "Our wish upon a star has just come true, because 'HE' knows that where you are is where I should be too." Since when are stars male?

Once upon a time, not more than 35 years ago, a man told my dad, the Independent Baptist missionary, quite seriously, "You Americans worship one God who made the world. But we Japanese worship the sun, the moon, and the stars."

Actually, guys, we worship a mouse. Mickey to be exact. I kicked out ALL Disney stuff from our house 4 years ago, and I haven't missed it much. I, as over-careful mom, am SLOWLY easing back in the Disney songs, stories, and characters - because they're not ALL bad. But the serpent is definitely hissing lies into our little tykes' ears through the voice of Mickey Mouse.

Don't toss Walt completely out on his big, dangly ear. But remember that the apostle John closed his first letter with these words for a reason:


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