Thursday, November 16, 2006

Batteries not included

I've been sort of pressed at work and school and therefore haven't been blogging. Nevertheless, I couldn't resist talking about this news item about a Talking Jesus Doll.

Continuing in my curmudgeonly manner, I find it an abomination. The Lord and Sovereign Creator of the Universe, Judge of All, Savior of His people, King of Kings, and Wonderful Counselor is represented as a push-button battery-operated toy. This item is put out by people who claim to have a "ministry". The company also has a talking Moses doll. He even recites the Ten Commandments. Apparently nobody in the design department listened to the part about the 2nd Commandment.

The news report indicated that Toys for Tots initially rejected the doll because they didn't want to offend Jews or Muslims. No mention of any Christians who might be offended. Sadly, they are probably right, many would not be. May God be merciful to those ignorant of His law and His character.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
Exodus 20:4-6.


Anonymous said...

Please continue in your curmudgeonly manner; it is an abomination. By some quaint providence, there's a picture evidently representing hell in an ad under the doll.

Remember that worm-beater computer game, The Seventh Guest? It was a mystery, and the solution (I'm telling in order to ruin it) was that the souls of the murdered guests were stashed in the dolls in the attic. Just an association that popped up...

If the doll's a hit, it will probably come out with different dialects--maybe different racial features, too, next time "Jesus is the reason for the season" rolls around.

Our ever-loving organic, evolving culture is determined to be inoffensive to all except God.

Repent, Nineveh, repent.

Bradley said...

1) when they start making dolls of britney spears we rave about the culture's obsession with her....could the dolls be an expression of an obsession with Jesus?

2) is it wrong to have pictures of Jesus or wear crosses with Jesus on the cross?

3) do you think we would be worried if evangelical households had maryln manson dolls?

just some random questions

Mrs. B said...

I am the poster responsible for the "anonymous said..." post at the top. I've no idea what sort of template collapse occurred during the Beta Revision causing it to come up this way. So sorry. I do stand by what I say.

Victorbravo said...

1) Obsession over dolls, especially dolls depicting God, is precisely what scripture warns us to avoid.

2) Yes.

3) Probably.