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When Cartoons Become Dangerous…

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Disclaimer: If you get offended by religious discussion and opinions that may not be the same as your please do not read, or at least do not get defensive over the opinions I choose to post on this topic. 

My friends I am angry.

I’m at a real loss for words (and that doesn’t happen too often!)

This video simply left me with my mouth open yet flooded my mind with way too many thoughts to try to get down on paper…err type out in a post…so I will try to keep them as organized and cohesive as possible.

I put a disclaimer at the top of this post because I’m about to share some not so nice things, at least, some may feel as if they are not so nice, but from my perspective, I believe that what I’m about to say regarding this video holds some truth and so I feel that I can openly share.

But first my lovelies, here’s the video that sparked it all and is becoming quite a conversation starter in the social media world.

Jehovahs_Witness_Homophobic_Video

Click HERE to watch

What are some of your initial thoughts after watching that?

So I want to keep this to a brief, less rant-ish like post to simply highlight a few of my main thoughts about his video.

1: Very smart use of cartoons on their part.

The use of the pixar-like characters, the cute voices and the colourful ‘fantasy’ land is quite the attention catcher for children so they definitely outdid themselves on that part. Quite the budget you got for this lil numba eh?

The way I see it is that they are simply trying to use the cute cartoons to brainwash the kids. Kids are very impressionable at a young age. If you give them a cartoon as a teacher and use their level of language, you can easily sway them to think from your perspective.

Get them early before they can learn what is actually true. 

Blunt and straight to the point… but it’s what I think.

2: Excuse me but your lack of education is showing…

They can change. Oh really now? Have you opened a book recently? Sorry, that is mean but I really have no regrets for saying that. Being gay is not a chosen thing. Its the same as saying you can decide to have brown eyes when you’re born. Read a book, educate yourself and stop living under a rock.

My main point here is that I often see religion as an excuse not to educate yourself. It is often used to explain behaviours that are inexcusable and just flat out wrong. 

3: Why is teaching children to hate on people allowed? 

“Think of it like an airplane….What happens if you try to bring things on that are not following the standards? You don’t get to go on the plane.”

So because you are not exactly like me, you can’t go to the fun places like me. If you too want to live that better life you need to leave that ‘different part of you behind.’

UGHGHGHG!! This irks me so bad

They are teaching children that there is something wrong with a person based on their sexual preferences. Referring to my last point, they are teaching them to hate on people for something they can’t change about themselves. Way to go.

This is starting to sound cult-like, no? Shutting out people who are unlike you in some way and saying that your way will lead to the happiest of lives…Hmmm good times

4: And on the cult note…

“If you want to be able to enjoy the fantasy life and be happy you have to follow his standards…”

Obey ‘him’ and you will be happy. Disobey him and you will be left behind. Similar to cults, they are using fear in order to make them follow some guide/book and believe in every lil thing that is discussed in said guide/book. But hey, this fear isn’t so bad right because it’s done in a nice and comforting way filled with smiling people, waterfalls and rainbows.

Don’t think, just follow and you will end up happy. Kapeesh?

ME_406_Cults.pngSo I’m going to stop here because I think I have spoken enough on this topic and think that I have kind of kept it together at this point.

So to conclude I will say that this video virtually left me both speechless and overwhelmed with thoughts and anger. How dare you spread lies and hate in the minds of children before they get the chance to fill their innocent, all-loving minds with truth. This video really makes me sick and people need to come together and stand up to the religious institutions that apparently leave us all shaking in our boots because everyone turns a blind eye to all of their wrongful acts.

What is done under the roof of a church is left under that roof no matter what it is and that is a scary thing to think about.

What are you thoughts?

-Chelsea

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4 thoughts on “When Cartoons Become Dangerous…

  1. YES YES YES YES YOU SAID IT!

  2. I agree, people use religion to their own selfish means. However, the Jesus I follow loves sinners and saints alike, which we all are. I think that just as things changed (laws, traditions etc) from the old testament to the new testament, I think things may have changed regarding homosexuals. For example, almost every “crime” in the old testament was punished by death. Jesus did not want that, so those things stopped. I’m not the most educated in this issue, but Jesus is love, whatever that happens to mean.

    • Thank you for your side of things Ellie. I am also not well versed in religion as it just has never been a part of my life and I haven’t decided to look further into it. I always believe that any ‘god’ should believe in the best of the people for whomever they are but that is all I can say.

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