St. Patrick’s Day — As Told By Veggie Tales
- By: Hallee
- 8 Comments
I found this on Our Homeschool Home’s blog this morning and it is SO BRILLIANT. I know we told the story yesterday about the origins of St. Patrick’s Day, but this is much more detailed, and told in Veggie Tales brilliance so I could not help but share it with you. Enjoy!
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Last reply was 06 Mar 2012
I Love Veggie Tales! I forgot they talked about St. Patrick. Thanks for sharing
LOL love this!!
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Fixed now! Thank you.
Such a great example of how religious bigotry is taught to many mainstream christians without a second thought. The lines about Pagans worshiping twigs and pondscum were both ignorant and offensive. My wife and I are raising our kids to be tolerant and respectful to ALL religions including Paganism, which our family holds in high regard if not outright practices. We have also allowed our daughter to go with my mother to Sunday school so as to have a clear view of many different views, so as to make her own choices with a level head when she is older. We allowed her to watch episodes of veggietales on netflix, but after seeing that, we were deeply shocked and offended. Christianity has made many wonderful contributions to society, but has a very ugly side as well, and this illustrates it clearly. Ironic that they should make fun of views that dont coincide with their own while they aternately love to yammer on about how persecuted Christians were. We love our kids too much to raise them to be bigots or to let others do their thinking for them. This is utter garbage, and if the producers had scruples they would back off pumping that sort of offensive crap into our children’s heads.
You seem to have done a Google search for “Veggietales” and “St. Patrick” and then posted this exact same comment on dozens of blogs word for word. The definition of this is “trolling” and that kind of makes you a “troll” for performing said action of trolling.
However, I will answer this comment since you are, big surprise, pretty far off base and this is pretty clearly a teachable moment. I don’t anticipate you bothering to respond in any original way since your comment is obviously intended to declare your own self-righteousness and attempt to stir up trouble.
In the book of Isaiah 44:14-20, we learn that all other worship is exclusively defined as “a lie.” Now, I suppose that when one presents the truth, if one wishes to commit the logical fallacy of the question-begging epithet, one could call the truth “utter garbage” and “offensive crap” as you have done, but you have made no logical argument to substantiate the epithet(s).
You have only called names (and done it identically on dozens of blogs) which sort of subtracts from any substance you may have mistakenly included in the above diatribe. You make it clear just how offended you are, however I hope you are logical enough to understand that personal offense really isn’t a measure of whether a notion is valid or not. I am quite certain that the temple prostitutes that worshiped Baal were offended when their sin was pointed out to them. I am sure that if someone told a cannibal that cannibalism was morally wrong, the cannibal could muster up a modicum of personal offense and bluster and spit and spew about how Christians are so “intolerant” and “closed-minded” on certain topics — maybe even call them “bigots” which is oh-so tolerant on your part.
Christianity makes an exclusive claim. That exclusivity means that any who do not make a commitment to that exclusive claim are, by definition, excluded in the end. The exclusive truth claim that Christ made is: “…I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6
The only way to know God, the transcendent creator of the entire universe and everything in it, is by accepting his only begotten Son as the means to get there. Doing so is a life changing, heart changing, metamorphic, transformation of every part of your thoughts and feelings. That is the one way to get there. Worshiping false spirits, communing with nature, naked orgies, bowing down before idols definitely will not do it.
Understanding that this IS our exclusive claim, and respecting our world view as Christians would be part of all that toleration that you are hypocritically preaching that we aren’t displaying.
Anyway, thanks for your copied and pasted troll comment. Visit often.
I don’t do a lot of blogging, but I found your blog by coincidence while looking for a Veggie Tales video on St. Patrick that I had seen before but wanted to share. The first place that Google came up with was your blog. I browsed through a few of the comments in there and they were great. I particularly liked a comment Gregg had for someone that was trolling the site and talking about how Christians are filling their children’s minds with “bigoted ideas”, yada yada yada…. and I really hope that the person who wrote the trolling comment stuck around long enough to read the response! It was such a great example of someone sharing the hope of Christ that was within them in truth with love, firmly and without compromise, but with patience and self-control.
I looked through a lot of the blog as well and have really liked the content too. The tips on making a better home are great and (though I have to admit a lot of them are beyond my skill) and the help with Christian daily living is fantastic… and much needed. (Some of it, of course, I do need to apply differently – and I’m guessing some won’t apply to me at all because I am a stay-at-home dad, not a mom).
Anyways, I just wanted to drop you a note to say I like your blogsite so far, and I’m looking forward to reading more of it coming up.
I’m not sure what is wrong with the people above this comment. I’m sorry. I get people like that on mine also. The bible does not tolerate all religions as many are made up of false Gods. There is only one way, through Jesus, that we can be saved.
Anyway, I’m a fellow blogger over at http://amazingsix.blogspot.com and I’ve been looking for this video for next week. Thank you for sharing this!