Those Crazy Vegetables

September 26, 2006

“Well, to make a short story, um, even shorter, the prophet Nathan (Pa Grape) tells King George a story (with the aid of a beautiful flannel graph) about the rich man and the poor man with the sheep . . . you know. Anyway, King George decides to make things right. Thomas comes home from the pie wars (without his mind) and King George gives him a hot bath and his own rubber ducky. Thomas gets his mind back and his ducky back, and King George promises never to be selfish again. (Too bad things didn’t work out so well for Uriah the Hittite and David in the Bible.) Is this the way you want your children to learn the Bible?

I found the above funny, and the following sad:

“High school youth groups are run more like secular encounter groups rather than a place where the rigorous study of God’s Word takes place with its real-world application.7 Although not written specifically about VeggieTales, the following comments are appropriate: “It is tragic that churches have trivialized God by creating a user-friendly deity who lacks mystery and transcendence.”
All from this great article by Gary DeMar.


4 Responses to “Those Crazy Vegetables”

  1. erika Says:

    hey roberto,
    very interesting article. thanks for posting.

    – Erika

  2. letsbefrank Says:

    Great article — moved from we are just giving children moral classes instead of Bible stories to the first and second Semi-Palagian Catechisms

    1. Q: What is the chief end of each individual Christian?
    A: Each individual Christian’s chief end is to get saved. This is the first and great commandment.

    2. Q: And what is the second great commandment?
    A: The second, which is like unto it, is to get as many others saved as he can.

    I liked his transitions, and how he is kinda poking at the churches just making teens get saved with little thought behind it. Great Article

  3. Kyle Says:

    Only problem with that thesis…

    Since when is VeggieTales meant for teenagers?

  4. Nannie Says:

    You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation
    but I find this topic to be really something which I think I would never
    understand. It seems too complex and very broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of

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