After years of boycotting Disney, we finally decided to no longer deprive our poor children of the wonderful experience to be had at Disney land.
In September we visited the park, I had not been there for about eight years and it seemed very different to me. I was very spiritually oppressed for the three days we were there, my enjoyment was almost purely nostalgic.
Caught up in the excitement of the first day there, we took our boys through the haunted house based on the idea that we had to see and ride everything. Boy, did that darken the day for all of us, my childhood memories of that ride were not based on a Christian perspective. I was upset with myself for suggesting the ride, our boys were upset about the experience and even questioned us as to why we would take them into such a place.
We talked about how so much of the world is ungodly, and how we needed pray for wisdom and discernment and for the hearts of all those involved with Disney and the entire entertainment industry which has such a massive influence on children (and adults.)
I know that I am not the only one who sees Disney in a different way today, there were many other things there that bothered me, too many to mention. However, I would like your opinion on one thing that really roused my curiosity. In a few of the gift shops where they sold T-shirts, the one that caught my eye was a plain shirt with a Mickey Mouse head on it which would not be unusual, except this one had a black and silver yin-yang symbol which made up the entire round head and of course attached to it were the two black round ears.
I have not studied the background of this symbol, but generally avoid it. Is it just me or is that strange, is Disney trying to make a maybe not so subtle statement, or is this symbol truly as harmless as many believe?
Robin Hollingshead, Kjos 42 Comments
[8/14/2008 4:00:49 AM]
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