NBC is airing Veggie Tales, but taking out the dangerous stuff.
You know, like where the vegetables tell children that "Remember kids, God made you special, and He loves you very much." That's right Iceman: Larry's dangerous.
They're doing this, they say, to avoid advocating "any particular religious worldview." Like tmatt says, we certainly don't push the idea that God loves kids.
Whatever. NBC folks are free to worry about bad words from animated vegetables if they like.
But a prof at Fuller drops the f-bomb:
"If we are going to be so finicky, we have to ask ourselves what values are we projecting under children's television?" said Eddie Gibbs, a professor who specializes in religion in popular culture at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. "In Western society, most of our values are Christian-based…. Clearly you can't do it to promote a religion against another because that would be unfair. But we do live religiously pluralistic society. You can't pretend that religion is marginal to our society."
Oh yes we can, doc. We certainly can pretend this about religion. It takes shoddy education, a bit of paranoia, some abject dishonesty, revisionist history, plus copious amounts of denial -- but just watch.
A FWIW, BTW note on Veggie Tales: I don't think latest ones are funny anymore. Just me?