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 . . .
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. . . 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
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. 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.
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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