Faith-based toys to make PC crowd squirm

July 30, 2007, 1:55 pm


By Andrew L. Jaffee

…From the middle of August, Wal-Mart, the biggest toy retailer in the US, will for the first time stock a full line of faith-based toys. …

- BBC, Monday, 30 July 2007

Faith-based toys? These will surely make the politically-correct crowd squirm, complain, and hurl wild accusations about “indoctrinating” young minds — you know, the same bunch who seeks to eradicate all common sense morality from every social institution, be it private or public. The BBC’s snide take:

Instead of Spiderman or Bratz dolls, children in the US could soon be clutching a talking Jesus toy, a bearded Moses or a muscle-bound figure of Goliath. …

Oh, G#d forbid children engage in some healthy playtime! Heaven help us if kids get exposed to our Judeo-Christian societal foundations! The PC crowd doesn’t seem to have any problem with young minds being indoctrinated with all manner of perversions. In one of his recent movies, Grindhouse, Quentin Tarantino appears as “Rapist Number One.” Artistic license, right? Not only is Tarantino poisoning minds through the film media, he’s released “Grindhouse Action Figures,” including a Rapist Number One doll with a gun. Also available is “a girl with an M16 as her prosthetic leg.” Just some harmless fun, huh?

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Tinsel Town pumps out garbage like Saw, acclaimed by Rue Morgue as a movie which “will make your skin crawl right off your bones!,” where the protagonist “decides to crush the bones in his foot with the toilet’s tank cover, so that he can slip out of the ankle cuff,” and Americans aren’t concerned? Hollywood produces The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – The Beginning, which treats viewers to a very graphic “night of sheer terror at the hands of a family of cannibalistic, inbred psychopaths,” and citizens aren’t worried? Would you want your kids immersed in the video game Grand Theft Auto, where “you play an evil criminal who kills random folks for dishonorable people?” And then there’s Top Model’s beautiful corpses… perfect for your teenage daughter. - Instant Home Valuation and Report

I just can’t wait to hear the PC reaction — a challenge to their puritanical “secular” dogma. Wait until they read this:

…David Socha, founder of One2believe, the company which makes the dolls, is confident the demand is there for “God-honouring” toys which reflect Christian teachings and morality.

“We get a lot of people, even people who are not of faith, don’t go to church, saying ‘I’ve got a four and a six-year-old and I don’t know what to get them any more’,” he said.

“If you go in a toy aisle in any major retailer, you will see toys and dolls that promote and glorify evil, destruction, lying, cheating.

“In the girls’ aisle where the dolls would be, you see dolls that are promoting promiscuity to very young girls. Dolls will have very revealing clothes on, G-string underwear.”

What his company offers instead is “something faith-based that is not only fun to play with but also is solidifying a person’s spiritual wherewithal and their spiritual journey”, he said. …

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Free speech is allowed, which the secularists seem to have forgotten. Our entertainment industry is chock-full (‘o nuts) who profess to uphold the great axiomatic principals (truths) spoken by the likes of Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Gandhi, but turn around and try to silence anything remotely related to religion.

The “entertainment industry” is out of touch. A very recent Zogby poll found that, “nearly 80 percent of the nation feels that there is too much sex, violence, and coarse language in aired programs.” An SRBI Public Affairs poll from 2005 revealed that, “More than half of Americans say that there is too much violence (66%), cursing/sexual language (58%), sexual content (50%) and reality programming (65%) on broadcast television.”

I don’t know about you, but it seems rather obvious to me that indulging in violence — virtually — is bad karma. How can people indulge in graphic violence “vicariously” without becoming obsessed with — at least desensitized to — that same violence? Can you sleep with — screw — the devil without getting pregnant with demon-seed? Can you get half-way pregnant with his demon-seed? People are not only vicariously viewing violence, in stadium seating with Dolby Surround-Sound no less, they are now active participants in all manner of horrors via video games. Many video games sport software and hardware that makes the participants’ experience more real, with sounds, images, and devices which provide sensory touch/feel feedback. What divides virtual reality from reality?

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Moses - better than a rapist?

What the heck are parents doing buying violent video games for their kids, thus subsidizing the violence industry? Why are people seeking “entertainment” by watching perverted movies, putting millions into Hollywood’s coffers? If there’s no demand for violent entertainment, then it won’t be produced. That’s simple supply and demand, and a directive for our society to examine the violent path it seems to have chosen to walk down.

I just hope Americans can wake up to what’s happening around them, and what they’re subsidizing through their entertainment purchases. I would certainly be gratified to see some kids playing with Moses, Goliath, and Sampson action figures — instead of Grindhouse Action Figures.

Paradysz Matera

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