I have to tell you I've ordered from Vision Forum in the past. I like their products and I appreciate their traditional values and family-friendly mentality. But I'm not as easily manipulated into a purchase as one might think. Recently I received this sc-aaaa--aaaaary email from Vision Forum about the evils of Disney. I'd better buy their latest product that will inform me all about how to stay away from that Disney brand name!!
"Disney’s great weakness was this: Even at his best, his morality was not linked to a defined transcendent standard; his worldview was syncretistic, being a mixture of Christian moralism and mythic paganism.
Despite his far-reaching influence, Christians have not thoroughly evaluated the worldview and accomplishments of Walt Disney from a biblical perspective. And until recent decades, the Disney logo was synonymous with family values. The consequence of this myopic acceptance of Disney has lead many parents to blindly expose their children to a diversity of problematic messages, from the sensuality and pantheism of Pocahontas to the immodesty and rebellion of The Little Mermaid."
Hmm. Guess I've got to stop letting my kids watch THIS movie:
You know, a Disney classic from 1971. This stuff is NOT new, folks. (And NO, we never let our kids watch it!! You have to be kidding!) D and I have had knock-down drag-out fights about exposing the kids to such stuff as Mary Poppins. The point being, we DO care what we show our kids and we DO have a brain in our heads.
Yes, even when we let our kids watch Spongebob. God help us, some of those episodes are *cute.* We have specifically avoided the movie, however, after reading the Focus on the Family's Plugged In Online review. This website is very balanced in its reviews, but does review from a Christian perspective.
I'm not "myopic" in this battle. I see quite clearly in this arena. But I also know that the children are IN the world. We can't even get an oil change without seeing some hussy shake-it-cause-she's-got-it in front of the camera. Now the GROCERY STORES have tv things in the aisles. Maybe no one shakes-it there yet, but I've noted cleavage. Give it a decade. I try to patronize places that are most closely aligned with my values, but we do have to eat.
As parents, we are charged with sheltering (yup) our children. At the same time, we're charged with sending them out into the world prepared for its challenges. God bless all you parents reading this in your fight to do that! :]