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Mickey Mouse Is A Fraud

Is Mickey Mouse more popular than Jesus?

Mom and Dad, if you’re reading this post, it might be best to send your small children out of the room.  I’ll give you a minute or two . . .

. . .ho hum . . . la de dah . . .

. . . chili weather we’re having isn’t it . . .

. . . is 2013 here already? My how time flies . . .

Okay, I didn’t want you all holding me responsible for bursting any of your kids’ bubbles, but Mickey Mouse is a fraud. He’s a fake. He’s phony. He’s a myth.

If he were a real mouse he sure wouldn’t dress up in red Bermuda shorts. He wouldn’t wear white gloves and ugly bulbous shoes. Who ever saw a mouse with ridiculous

ears like that sticking out from his head?  With black fur? In a widow’s beak? And standing up? Real mice don’t stand up. They sneak around on all fours and sniff. They chew wood and eat garbage.M Mouse

And Mickey always shows that stupid, phoney smile, like he’s saying, “All right, boys and girls, the world is a happy place, so let’s all act like nothing bad ever happens. After all, nothing bad ever happens to me. I’m worth a bazillion dollars. I convince your parents to take you to my theme parks and buy all my ridiculously over-priced toys and souvenirs, and take you to my movies, and buy all my other stuff. I’ll never have to work a day in my life and your dumb parents foot the bill for the whole ride. So, let’s all smile and have a wonderful life.”

What a racket. What a con. What a myth. It’s a bunch of nonsense, I’ll say. Capitalism on steroids. All so a stupid fake mouse can bilk a bunch of parents out of millions of dollars every year, for what? And it’s your kids who believe in that rich rodent. You let them watch the Mickey Mouse Club. You buy the toys and the games and the trinkets. If you’re buying into that myth, you’re as naive and as duped as they are. What nonsense.  Now, let me ask you a question . . .

Have you ever heard anyone attack Mickey Mouse like that before?

Have you ever heard of the Mickey Defamation League? Has anyone tried to solicit you for membership in the AMLU (The American Mouse Liberties Union)? Are you a believer in the “Separation of Mice and State” principle? Have you heard any speeches lately decrying rodent persecution? Have you heard of any group trying to have Mickey’s name removed from Disneyland?

Why not? Because Mickey Mouse is a worldwide institution. An icon. Revered by millions and millions of children around the world.  Many of their parents and their parents’ parents grew up with the rich rodent, the Mickey Mouse club and Disney-this and Disney-that.  Our world would be lost without Mickey Mouse.  Did you get that last sentence? Did you read what shape the world’s in? Our culture worships and pays homage to . . . . .a mouse. A fraud.   A fake.    A phony.    A myth.

Yet many of those same self-proclaimed mouse worshipers, and millions of others, want every vestige of God, Jesus and Christmas removed from society and the public view. disneylandThey form groups to protest nativity scenes.  They file suit to have God’s name removed from American currency. They removed “under God” from the pledge of allegiance.They lobby Congress so that one man can marry another man and a woman can marry another woman rather than believe that a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife and they will become one flesh.

The vigor with which our culture attempts to elevate Mickey Mouse and subjugate Jesus increases by the day. We would rather worship a fraud than worship the One who can truly save the world. We would rather put our hope in a mouse to bring us contentment than trust the Author of contentment. We would rather save our money so we can haul our kids to a mythical kingdom than we would seek first His Kingdom.

What kind of mickey mouse world are we living in?

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12 thoughts on “Mickey Mouse Is A Fraud

  1. I am rather disturbed by the harshness and apparent lack of graciousness in the words Chuck Dettman chose in his comment above. What a bad example for a self-identified pastor to make!

    I, too, am a pastor, and rather than take up a lot of space here, I’ve written a much longer repsonse to this comment and blog topic on my own blog at http://www.parsonplace.com/blog, if you’d like to read it.

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    1. Thank you for your comments. I will be happy to read your post. I’m grateful that you were encouraged to express your thoughts here. Thank you and I will be reading your post very soon.

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  2. You are more correct than you know. We all need to wake up, just because a company used to be driven by a Christian does not mean it still is. Just the opposite. Micky Mouse has turned to the dark side. Disney is full of corruption, greed and immorality. Check out the porn studios they “secretly” own. Yet they are not vilified because they have not made statements that ruffle our feathers. They don’t Have A Position–officially–on anything other than Entertainment. And that is even falling down the rabbit hole. Just look at what they used to produce and what they produce now. The Disney channel movies–vampires, witchcraft; “Wizards at Waverly Place”–yes THAT is quality children’s programming…. this is a FABULOUS company that we should support. Look at what is happening to their child actors, and the statements from these actors. BTW, I really liked the spin on this post, very clever.

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    1. I agree with you 100 percent. Walt Disney’s successors turned his family-oriented company into a smut peddling, worldly, money-grubbing company, run by greedy folks who only care about making money any way they can. It’s terrible what it has become. It is no longer family-oriented. As I said in a previous comment, I grew up on the original Disney. It is long gone. Thank you for taking time to respond. I both enjoyed and agreed with your comments. You are spot on.

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  3. Steve,

    When did Jesus die and leave you in charge? Your statement, “Yet many of those same self-proclaimed mouse worshipers, and millions of others, want every vestige of God, Jesus and Christmas removed from society and the public view. They form groups to protest nativity scenes. They file suit to have God’s name removed from American currency. They removed “under God” from the pledge of allegiance. They lobby Congress so that one man can marry another man and a woman can marry another woman rather than believe that a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife and they will become one flesh.” is blatantly wrong. I’m a pastor and Disney fan as well. I DO NOT seek any of those avenues of degrade and don’t appreciate you, or anyone else, accusing me of alignment with those seeking the paths simply because I’m a fan of the Mouse. (BTW, the Mouse is still one of a few cartoon characters with clean, family, kid-friendly values that Christians can align with.) Many of your opinions are False, Fake, Phony, Fraudulent and unfounded and without merit; yet they are just that – opinions. I do agree many seek alternate plans for contentment, but study both Old and New Testament and you’ll find exactly the same seekers.

    I pray your intent was not to malign one of the last “good” representations, but simply to share how we still seek other forms of satisfaction than Christ.

    BTW, Walt Disney was a very strong Believer! Many of his classic productions have a Biblical theme, Pinocchio, Beauty and the Beast, Hercules, The Black Cauldron, Alice in Wonderland and more. His desire was to demonstrate the evil (Devil) is always present while the hero (Christ) will prevail. Viewed in that perspective, what better example (other than the Bible itself) do we have that shows us the Truth?

    My last point. Be careful how you display the images of Disney characters. They are Copyrighted material and to take ‘license’ as you did with the above image is an infringement. I’ll leave it to you, the self-proclaimed authority, to figure out how and why.

    God Bless

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    1. Chuck, Thank you for your thoughtful and candid response. I appreciate your taking time to comment. It may help you to know that I grew up with the original Mickey Mouse Club. I was shamelessly in love with Annette Funicello. I adored Darlene and thought she was the coolest Mouseketeers. I admired Cubby O’Brien and his drumming. I always thought he and Karen would get something going together when they grew up. Jimmy was my hero. I watched every episode of Spin and Marty and liked to watch the Hardy Boys. I can still sing all the words to the Mickey Mouse Club theme song, both the show’s opening and closing versions.I think my mom even ordered a pair of Mickey Mouse ears for me at one time. And you are correct–Walt Disney was one of the most positive, family-oriented, kid-friendly entrepreneurs in the history of Hollywood. I did not know then, but can understand, how he would be a dynamic believer. He probably influenced more kids in positive ways than any other entertainment personality ever did or ever will. We definitely need more Walt Disney’s in our culture. You are also correct that my sole purpose for writing the post was to express my opinion, in your words, “simply to share how we still seek other forms of satisfaction than Christ.” Your statements about my opinions being false, fake and phony, are your opinions as well. And you are certainly entitled to them as I am mine. If you read any of my other posts you will discover that at times I write my posts with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek. That’s a habit I formed during my years as a newspaper reporter and editor. At times that quirk bleeds over into my posts. In my opinion, I am not an authority or an expert at anything, nor do I think I claim to be. My heart is to live inside of God’s will each day and glorify Him with everything I say, do, think, feel and write. Sometimes the things I write and the way I write them don’t sit well with some readers. And some of them, like you, share their opinions with me. I thank God for every response I get. Both negative and positive. My prayer is that God will give me words to write that help people know, understand and live out of their true identity in Christ. As I said at the top, thank you for your comments. You have blessed me. May God richly bless you today.

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  4. Fortunately, the proper pledge is still said daily in the public school where I teach. Also, though not spoken out loud, there are many prayers presented each day as well. Have faith, His warriors will overcome the mousey masses… 🙂

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  5. Wow, I’m sending this to Jason. I just got off the phone a minute ago with him and we were talking about going to Disney this year. We didn’t really want to spend the money. It costs so much. Another family asked us to go with them and we were debating and praying about it. Well, I guess we got our answer. 🙂

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    1. Amanda,
      Isn’t it amazing how God works and in what areas of our lives? God’s intent for me with the post was to share how our society’s values are out of whack. God’s intent for the post for YOU and JASON was COMPLETELY DIFFERENT! Do we serve an amazing God or what (That, of course, is a rhetorical question.) I’m so glad He answered your prayers.

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