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[Joseph Chambers discusses the opening sequence of "The Lion King" where newborn cub Simba is shown off to the animals by Rafiki the baboon at the top of Pride Rock]

It's impossible to call this event anything but idolatrous. God's people are commanded "to worship the Lord thy God and Him only." They are even commanded to make no images to their God and not to use His namc in jest or in vain. To allow our children to glory in or be entertained by such a pagan ceremony is an abomination.

Joseph R. Chambers, D.D., Lionking.org 33 Comments [5/31/2007 12:00:00 AM]
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Papabear

Find something useful and important to do, Joe. Raise money for cancer research, help feed the poor, volunteer to drive patients to medical appointments, but stop wasting time, energy and bandwidth picking on a harmless moment in a generally excellent children's movie. Get a life, Joe.

5/31/2007 4:03:07 PM

Matilde

It's amazing that this idiot hasn't recognised a ritual that Kings in the Christian Middle Ages did, because it was a symbol of status. Moreover, that the ritual that they're doing with Simba is analogous to Baptism, and that all societies have a ritual, Pagan or not, to introduce the children to the community and has nothing to do with worshipping.

5/31/2007 4:06:20 PM

NonProphet

First of all, the characters in Lion King aren't human.
Second of all, they aren't \"worshipping\" Simba, they're bowing to the heir-apparent.
Third of all, it's just a movie.

In short, get yourself a hobby and stop trying to find blasphemy in mundane things.

5/31/2007 4:43:21 PM

JustinGG

NonProphet

Actually, its not just a movie. Its a Broadway show too. And we all know how God hates Broadway...

5/31/2007 4:48:43 PM

anti-nonsense

It's a movie. It's fiction.

5/31/2007 4:51:27 PM

Berny

It's fiction, you know, a make-believe story.
You should know all about make-believe, your Bible is full of it.
Oh, wait... You believe that shit in there is true.
That's why you can't tell the difference.

5/31/2007 5:28:54 PM

Laurel

Yeah, and this putting your hand over your heart and singing the national anthem before a baseball game crap has got to go, as does pledging a fealty oath to an ungodly piece of star-spangled cloth--let alone standing and listening to \"Hail to the Chief\" when the President, who is demonstrably not Jesus, enters a room.

Asswipe!

5/31/2007 5:32:16 PM

Fish

Did Joe have Lion King related nightmares during childhood? Or does he lack social skills entirely?

5/31/2007 6:14:08 PM

Tiny Bulcher

My, you don't have to have much brain to be a Doctor of Divinity, do you?

5/31/2007 6:43:25 PM

Papabear

Tiny Bulcher -- That's not Doctor of Divinity, it's Dunked in Diarrhea.

5/31/2007 7:57:36 PM

Puck

\"...to worship the Lord thy God and Him only.\"

Any god that needs to say that is a fucking loser.

\"Respect my authoritaah!\"
-Eric Cartman

5/31/2007 8:02:37 PM

CousinTed

Yeah, damn those lions and their pagan ways.

Wait, what?

5/31/2007 8:35:54 PM

Darth Wang

It's just a movie! It's not real!

5/31/2007 8:52:54 PM

Old Viking

Damn that's dumb! The D.D. degree, incidentally, means the person couldn't get into a real college.

5/31/2007 8:56:25 PM

Doctor Whom

Whatever you do, don't kneel and pray in front of a Ten Commandments monument. That would be idolatry and would offend both the God of Abraham and the gods of irony.

5/31/2007 9:17:06 PM

he who knocks thee down a peg

hey dumbfuck... theyre ANIMALS not PEOPLE. your dumb religion shit really doesnt apply to them.

suck on that, assfuckah.

5/31/2007 9:33:27 PM

Freboy

I thought animals didn't have souls? What's the problem?

5/31/2007 9:40:34 PM

√ėyvind

Don't tell the fundies there's a scene where the stars spell out 'SEX'. They'll go ballistic.

5/31/2007 10:03:03 PM

D Laurier

Fundies need to do something to make themselves look usefull, So they attack childrens movies.


5/31/2007 10:09:22 PM

Osiris

God commanded his people, humans, to worship him. He didn't say anything about animals. And for fuck sakes it's fiction.

5/31/2007 10:37:17 PM

Mike

It's fiction! Gah...

5/31/2007 10:55:15 PM

Jim

F-I-C-T-I-O-N

I know it's a hard concept to grasp with your current mental computing ability, but please try.

6/1/2007 12:37:27 AM

Mling/Rebecca

If you watch Lion King 1.5, it shows the real reason why they bowed.

6/1/2007 1:20:12 AM

Redhunter

It's a cartoon that's now 13 years old. Kids that saw this when they were six are marrying and going to college now. You want to warn us of the dangers of reading the Marquis de Sade's 'Justine' while you're at it?

Papabear said it first; go find something worthwhile to occupy your time. There are plenty of people who need help.

6/1/2007 6:20:32 AM

Coffee

Apparently Joseph has been in a coma for the past 13 years. He's also suffered severe brain damage.

6/1/2007 11:09:23 AM
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