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Is Disney Evil?

Rachel721

16 year(s) ago

I came across a website that showed many things wrong with the Disney company (that was totally a shocker to me because I used to love disney), bu the things that went on behind the scenes aren't all rainbows and fairytales as they seem. One thing that the Bible warns against and tells us to shun from our lives is sorcery [greek. pharmikaia- eng. pharmacy defined as to use drugs, medicine, spells, etc,].Okay so one of them could be drugs, but then the other is [greek. magia-"the magic art"]. So, does anyone else see that Disney is based on sorcery with the whole magic kingdom and fairys and "spells" so to say. I know that a lot of youin here will be all "yeah, but the sorcerers were bad". But then there was Cinderella, whose dream became a reality when her fairy godmother came and said a spell "bippity boppity boo" and created a whole dazzling experience that would be every little girl's dream!! Also, in Pocahantus, the indians were "in touch with nature" and worshiped he earth in a heathen type way. and the English (who were christians) were seen as evil destroyers of all that is sacred and holy (and admit it, if it weren't for th unholy ones coming through here building a foundation, then we probably wouldn't have an America. also, not to mention that there were missionarys on these trips hat would try to minister to the indians). In Lion King, the baboon man (forget his name) was like a witch doctor in africa (and crazy to boot). So, I'm going to give you a website that allows you to see some of the truths behind Disney and you can form your own opinion about these things. [color=#FF0000]DISCLAIMER!! THERE IS SOME PORN AND OTHER THINGS ON THIS WEBSITE THAT WOULD NOT BE HEALTHY TO LOOK AT IF ONE WAS IN THEIR RIGHT MINDS. PLEASE TAKE CAUTION BEFORE GOING HERE AND LOOK ONLY AT WHAT IS RELATED TO THE TOPIC. THERE IS ALSO TWO PICTURES OF NAKED WOMEN ON THIS WEBSITE. VIEWER DISCRESSION IS ADVISED[/color] http://www.anomalies-unlimited.com/Disney.html

Post edited by: Rachel721, at: 2006/09/27 11:43

moonpull247

16 year(s) ago

As a disclaimer, please realize that much of what we are saying here has nothing to do with whether we are saved or not...that is based on the finished work of Christ and not our works of righteousness. Although, we should keep in mind that we "work out our salvation with fear and trembling" as the Word says we should. In other words...it's always good to be convinced in your own heart that you are indeed saved (based on His inner witness and your outward change). Yet, that's not the point of all of this. The point is to consider what fruit do we want to bear for Him and for our good in this life. That being said, I want to back up a bit and deal with the roots of what we call secular. First of all, what is "secularism?" For our purposes, it's simply a system of thought or action that excludes the preeminent influence of God. Did you realize that Satan was the author of secularism? He is the "father of lies" and he was the one who lead a third of the angels to rebel against God-by not following the Truth. [Rev 12:3-9] In Genesis 3, we see the first time that mankind was introduced to this way of thinking (secular). Before this point (in man's eyes), God was everything, in everything, and nothing was apart from Him. Enter Satan, as he introduces a new idea (the lie of secular humanism) to mankind. Follow the progression: in verse one he, subtly, gets Eve's attention by taking her focus off of all that she does have (from God) and onto that which she does not seem to have. Somewhere between verses 2 and 6, Eve's attention passed from cautious to passive and she began entertaining the words of the Devil. In verse 4, he suggests that what God has said (His Word) is not true (there is a different and better way). In verse 5, Satan suggests that ignoring God and doing it your own way is what will make you fulfilled (wise, experienced, powerful). He was suggesting that God is holding back something good (pleasurable, enjoyable, enlightening, or the like). In verse 6, she responded to the belief behind the fruit of the seed that she allowed Satan to sow into her heart. What did this response to belief (this act of mal-faith) produce? In verse 7, we see that it resulted in the death of the glory and free expression of man- making it so that now we need to shamefully cover the body, soul, and heart from others seeing what's really there. In verses 8 through 10, we see the death of our fellowship with God). If we just keep reading on, we’ll see just why the Scriptures say "there is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end, leads to death." That way which seems right to a man (and seemed right to Adam and Eve) is what we now call secularism. It's man's try at being his own god (his own source of knowledge, happiness, and fulfillment). It's a lifestyle or line of thought that does not have God as preeminent (first and all throughout). Keeping all of that in mind, let's consider what the Scriptures say about those that are lost: "you are of your father, the Devil, and you will do the desires of your father...not stand in truth...when he speaks a falsehood, he speaks what is natural to him.” [John 8:44] So I'll stop there. I think you get the line of reasoning. Now let's apply methods used by the father of secularism to his children's thought life. The subtleties of the lost person's thought patterns make it hard to discern between what is true and what is a lie (what is good/bad, realistic/unrealistic, life giving/death giving, etc.). Satan, by himself, is easier to detect because "the truth is not in him." Falsehood is native to him and is what he is consumed with. Fallen man, on the other hand, is a mix of "good and evil." [Gen 2:9; 3:5] Fallen man's soul and heart is a mix of God's truth/Satan's lies, right/wrong, realistic views of life/false outlooks on life, and so on. So, here's where we see the danger…what happens when we, as believers, entertain ourselves with the secular works of fallen man (who Jesus called children of the Devil)? Do we not invite into ourselves the very same scenario that Eve had to deal with? The sin nature of fallen man (secular minded man) is so intermingled with the true human nature that you tend to not notice its subtle influence on your mind and heart. The unrealistic secular mindset has destructive views of how we should be in this world. They say "just be, act, talk, look, and think this way- then you will be fulfilled (happy, wise, fun, powerful, smart, beautiful, wanted, accepted)." Secular thought produces desires (fruit) in you that are unrealistic, lustful, covetous, self destructive (unreasonable disappointment because you don't meet a standard), and so on. If we keep entertaining ourselves with the things of this world (secular movies, magazines, music, and other such entertainment), the fruit (from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil) will be what you desire- not the narrow (holy) path that leads to the Tree of Life. Don't give ground to the Devil- by opening yourself up to his subtle influence in your life. What you sow (entertain), you will reap (eat the fruit of). There are two types of seeds out there in the world: the ones that come from the Tree of Life (God's providence) and the ones that come from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (Secular man centered reliance). Whichever you choose to entertain, you will eat the fruit of. This is why you can watch a movie and you may notice the obvious sin, but what about the more subtle lies (worldly attitudes, unrealistic views on life, occultic undertones, false moral ideas being pushed, and the like). Before you know it, you'll be asked in small, subtle, and barely audible ways: "did God say you couldn't have this?"..."look, it's all good"..."a little compromise is ok, it's not like it's going to kill you to live a little"..."you need to experience the fun and thrills they're experiencing (good and evil)"..."you're so naive, legalistic, and behind the times- fit in." Sound familiar? We all know the suggestions that are quietly introduced to our inner man- when we entertain yourself with secular music, secular movies, secular books, and other such works. Let me ask you some important questions, "what partnership have right living and right standing with God with iniquity and lawlessness? Or how can light have fellowship with darkness? What harmony can there be between Christ and the Devil? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement can there be between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God...So, come out from among them; and separate (sever) yourselves from them, says the Lord, and touch not [any] unclean thing..." [Amp 2 Cor 6:14-17] "But immorality (sexual vice) and all impurity [of lustful, rich, wasteful living] or greediness must not even be named among you, as is fitting and proper among saints... let there be no filthiness (obscenity, indecency) nor foolish and sinful (silly and corrupt) talk, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting or becoming; but instead voice your thankfulness to God." [Amp Eph 5:3-4] Are you allowing (being entertained by) things that contain profanity, pornography, perverted humor, or any of the things named above? What are you allowing to be among (entertained within) you? If you choose to live holy before the Lord, yes, you will face persecution. "The Kingdom of God suffers much violence." [Matt 11:12] But "blessed (empowered for good) are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake." Satan and his children (and some believers that act like they're his children) will make fun of you, insult you, accuse you, belittle you, and anything else they can do to get you to submit to their way of thinking/living. But the benefits far out weigh the consequences. Sure you won't get to experience things (good mingled with evil) that others get to experience, but God doesn't want you to have to experience sin ("the wages of sin is death"), He wants you to only experience and know the good and narrow path to life (eternal life, the Tree of Life). It's far better to have God teach us about sin than to experience it for ourselves. Choose life, so that you will truly live. Finally, let's look at the bright side of all of this. There are so many worthwhile things to do that God has blessed us with in this world. Let us stop focusing on the fruit of the Tree of Good and Evil. Let’s start enjoying the rest of the garden that God has given us. True fulfillment does not come from the fruit that this world offers- it comes from the daily partaking of the fruit in the Tree of Life. Let's not be deceived any longer- contrary to the fear you may be feeling ("but then life will be boring" or "I won't fit in" or "what will my friends think"). Those are the same types of lies that Satan has been telling us since he first deceived us. This time lets choose to follow the second (last) Adam (Christ) and believe that God's ways are what truly fulfill us (give us life). Besides, this is war people- "does a soldier involve himself with the everyday affairs of men?" [2 Tim 2:4] "Put on the whole armor of God" and go out letting the life of Christ shine through you.

BrotherReed

16 year(s) ago

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JohnnyStu

16 year(s) ago

Can you look Bambi in the eyes and tell him he's evil?

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