Saturday, October 07, 2006

NBC - smart enough?

As I reported earlier, in a desperate attempt to get children to watch cartoons on Saturday mornings again, NBC had to stoop to the level of asking Christian-themed cartoon creator Phil Vischer if they could use his wildly popular Veggie-Tales show. NBC allowed the show to air - just so long as Phil removed any and all references to God, which infiltrate the original Veggie-Tales.

Well, I watched the show today, and I see that we will have to wait and see if NBC is smart enough to realize they have been dooped. Mr. Vischer has stated many times that true morality can only come from the Bible - hence his Christian cartoon series. In today's particular episode of Veggi-Tales, Larry the Cucumber is told that to keep his "super hero" identity, he must learn that "those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted." This phrase comes from the "Super Hero Handbook" in the show, but what the NBC producers (sadly) probably don't know is that is of course a verse from the Bible.

I have a feeling that all of the NBC veggie cartoons will be like this, and I have a feeling that once NBC figures it out, they will be off the air.

God forbid children learn about God from TV.

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