Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fun Times with Religious Cartoons

I've stumbled upon this animated segment from the film The God Makers, produced in 1982 by Ed Decker, a former priest and temple Mormon of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). Now I'm not certain if the beliefs presented here are what LDS really believe because the God Makers was produced by an ex-communicated Mormon. You can watch a rebuttal to this cartoon here and a beautiful, although unrelated, video tour inside Mormon temples here.

And then there's this Jehovah's Witness Cartoon which emphasizes the human nature of Jesus.

And of course there's this hilarious little live action gem about Elisha and the She Bears. A bit of warning, the video is not as violent as the story told in 2 Kings.

What's the point of posting these videos? Mostly, I get a kick out of them. I don't care much for apologetics since when they literalize concepts and beliefs which should be told in metaphor and myth, it comes across as silly (e.g. God lives near a star called Kolob). But when non-believers literalize the scripture, as seen in the mauling of the 42 youths in 2 Kings, apologetics tend to be appalled and disgusted by the portrayal of the often overlooked gore in their scripture and claim the non-believers are either twisting scripture or they see nothing wrong with 42 youths getting mauled.


Don said...

fascinating interpretations! I also followed some of the responses to the cartoons and found that in most cases there are overstatements on both sides. Interesting how religion feels it has to explain itself and others with opposite views have to refute the same.

shallowfrozenwater said...

loved that she-bears one.

captron52 said...

entertaining to say the least!

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