Sunday, September 9, 2012

A cult?

I was going to a write about this but here is a link for now from someone else

Friday, September 7, 2012

The evil of Magic - Sparlock the Warrior Wizard

My wife believes in Sparlock the warrior wizard - or The evil of magic. 
She had me turn off the Frog Prince the other night because 'there's voodoo in it'.  So per request I changed it to the Lion King, you know the movie with Rafiki the magic monkey in it. Oh and guess what ,  Cinderella,Aladdin, and some others are probably ok to watch too!.
So, why is magic 'bad'? I'd prefer an answer besides 'because the bilble/god says so'. An answer which any religious person should have if they ask themselves 'Why does god say so'?  How do you draw the magic line on which ones are watchable? Is there good/bad magic? Could it maybe be more important as to the lessons being taught? Define magic........
Those are just a few of the questions I wanted to ask, but it was bad timing, so I am shelving the conversation for later. I just said 'you know it's not real'. 
But back to the DVD that is magically ridiculous
If only I'd had me Lucky Charms to eat while watching it might not have gotten such a bad review. Emotionally manipulative, it pulls the 'it makes god sad' card and the you know what happens to those that are disobedient/stick card. Yup I sure do.... a psycho magic using god kills them. You are splitting hairs if you call the holy spirit something other than magic.
I can't blame my wife's reactions to much. She had a strict childhood in that area, with stories that left scars of fear about naughty angels/demons.
When I grew up my family wasn't that strict and I was able to wear a smurf shirt, read Tolken/Chronicles of Narnia/etc..., and see movies that contained magic. I came out the experience still able to consider them pieces of fiction. It wasn't tell later that I figured out that the big black book had bits of magic in it that might just be fictional as well.
I feel like putting that dvd in the trash, it seems like something a dodgy friend would give you. My little 2 year old will learn over the next few years what fiction, fantasy, and reality are. There shouldn't be any reason to make them feel bad or freak them out about this kind of thing, but of course I don't believe in a Satan that is out to get my child via a little purple toy wizard or a god that will smite them because of it.

update: Ooops , I spelled Tolkien wrong