Disney Discussions: Is It Wrong to Put Stereotypes in Movies? (Dumbo)

I need your opinion on something. Yes, you, who just read that title and are about to flame me in the comments section. We all agree that stereotyping people is wrong, but is it wrong to show a stereotype in a movie? What's the difference, you ask? Well, here's the thing... If you read anything about … Continue reading Disney Discussions: Is It Wrong to Put Stereotypes in Movies? (Dumbo)

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France, Muslims, ISIS, and Other Things that Scare Christians

Just to clarify, Christians are not scared of France. I mean the Eiffel Tower is pretty darn phalic, but we can forgive that. What scared Christians was the same thing that scared everybody: the ISIS terrorist attack that's still too fresh. This attacked has caused many countries to reconsider letting Syrian refugees, particularly Muslims, into … Continue reading France, Muslims, ISIS, and Other Things that Scare Christians

Why $3.18 Makes Me Want to Squee Like A Little Girl

Squee (skwee) (verb): to scream in a high-pitched voice with great delight. Jenny squeed when she saw Johnny's washboard abs.  Now you know. So why would I want to make the same noise over a measly three dollars and eighteen cents? No, it's not because I'm THAT close to South Park's "tree-fiddy" joke (though it helps). … Continue reading Why $3.18 Makes Me Want to Squee Like A Little Girl

Disney Discussions: Are Kids’ Movies like Fantasia Wasted on Kids?

I need your opinion on something. Yes, you reaching up to click that X button. DON'T DO IT!! Do you think kids movies are wasted on their target audience? Are they really better for adults? See, here's the thing... Name five children you know who liked Fantasia. I couldn't. No one I knew liked Fantasia as a … Continue reading Disney Discussions: Are Kids’ Movies like Fantasia Wasted on Kids?

The right to not be offended

An excellent post on freedom and the ability to engage in views contrary to your own and grow instead of crying about it.

She laughs without fear

My job makes me think a lot. (yes, even more than usual, gosh how am I coping I hear you ask).

Part of my work involves reading a lot of articles every day, in both the secular and Christian media – from sources of varying intellectualism, political and theological stances. This means I get multiple perspectives, often on the same news, in the form of reportage and comment.

That’s actually quite challenging. Some of the things I read make me want to bang my head against a wall; occasionally even disappear from the face of the Earth for a little while. Sometimes I don’t want to even give certain websites my attention, because I feel like in some strange way, I am advocating their stupidity just by reading them! The opposite is true as well; I can find myself experiencing confusion because anothers’ views are so well presented that I…

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