While he acknowledges that Disney stories carry messages showing good triumphing over evil, he argues this is part of a ploy to persuade people that they should buy Disney products in order to be "a good and happy family".
Now I can hardly point out that this is very similar to the church itself! More and more the bible has been recognized as not being literal but being stories of imagery and imagination to highlight moral ends. I also do not need to point out how the Catholic Church and the Vatican get paid handsomely for these ends. So where is the difference?
Full story here:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstop ... minds.html
It is hardly for the Church to accuse anyone of corrupting Children. Especially not after this document here:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2003/au ... tion/print
Which showed that the Vatican told bishops to cover up sex abuse.
The 69-page Latin document bearing the seal of Pope John XXIII was sent to every bishop in the world. The instructions outline a policy of 'strictest' secrecy in dealing with allegations of sexual abuse and threatens those who speak out with excommunication.
I wonder if in the light of this old document, should we demand catholic clergy in ireland make a statement about this weekends statement from Jamison.
The very least they should say is that, although they might not want to attack the churchs position or support disneys, they should at least be willing to acknowledge that they do not have ANY credentials upon which to be making comments of this sort _at all_