Davey And Goliath Christmas - UPDATE
The Lutheran Church has a new, updated version of the Davey and Goliath cartoon series.
From the Davey and Goliath website:
Davey and Goliath’s Snowboard Christmas is a one-hour, action-packed holiday special perfect for the whole family! Produced by the ELCA for broadcast television, this holiday special features the magic of stop-motion animation at its best.
The story focuses on God’s love for all children. It introduces two new characters, Yasmeen, a Muslim girl, and Sam, a Jewish boy. Not only do Davey and his friends learn some dazzling snowboard maneuvers, they also learn about understanding and respect for each other.
Join Davey and Goliath as they meet new friends from different cultures and learn the true meaning of Christmas.
Davey and Goliath is an old Christian TV show which was, quite frankly, always pretty terrible.
However, it has become far more terrible.
In this new Christmas episode, Davey gets a new snowboard for Christmas. For Davey, the snowboard is the only thing which gives Christmas meaning, until he befriends the new Muslim girl down the street.
Yes, that's right. This show is apocalyptically stupid.
Davey and his furry friend Goliath are portrayed throughout as lacking in compassion, morals and sense. It isn't until Davey's lack of sense lands them beneath an avalanche, and Yasmin, Davey's little Muslim friend, teaches him the meaning of forgiveness that Davey comes to have any understanding of the place of his own "religion."
In other words, in this episode of Davey and Goliath, it is only within the context of other religions that Christianity itself seems to make sense.
The new Davey and Goliath is an abomination.
Watch this short video (which contains scenes from the new show) which gives you some insight into the thinking of the politically correct idiots who are in charge of the Davey and Goliath estate.
UPDATE: Apparently, the ecumenical idiots who produced this abomination believe you need a viewing guide to watch the video.
MSNBC, quite unironically, calls it "Politically Correct Davey":
Politically correct DaveyThe one area in which the old shows feel outdated is in its depiction of women, something that’s addressed in the new special.
In the modern update Davey tries to show off his snowboarding prowess to two friends: Sam, a Jewish boy, and Yasmeen, a Muslim girl.
Along the way, the three children compare their celebrations of Christmas, Hanukkah and Ramadan. They get into some trouble, of course, but it’s all resolved in the end. And Yasmeen wins the snowboarding race.
The lesson of respect for other religions is purposeful. Clokey credited his agent, Patrick Lauerman, for developing the concept in the anguished days following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Clokey is concerned that the message that God loves all people has been lost amid more judgmental religious fare.
“The church wanted it to be about love and tolerance, and that’s not the face of Christianity in America,” he said. “In the ’60s and ’70s, Christianity was more of a liberal faction. There are still millions of liberal Christians who go to church, but they are not represented on TV anymore.”
Shafer said “Davey & Goliath” is “very much an interfaith show about the oneness of the three faces of Abraham.”
In the Bible that Christians and Jews study, Abraham has only one "face". That's because he was an individual human being, not some Postmodern literary construct, or some Islamic Deconstruction. Abraham was the first Jew. He was a man, chosen by God, for the deep sincerity of his faith, which was credited to him as righteousness.
The Bible is not the Holy Book of Islam. Muslims do not believe the Bible. Ask a Muslim, for instance, which son Abraham was willing to sacrifice and he will tell you it was Ishmael, not Isaac.
That the Lutheran Church would promote the idea that Islam is somehow a sister faith to Christianity is completely preposterous. Our church leaders have lost their faith in our core beliefs.
It appears regime change may be necessary in our churches as well.