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September 24, 2012

Disney Theology

Disney Theology

The world is divided into Cinderellas and Evil Stepmothers, right? For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.


Our culture has an unspoken rule: you’re either a good guy or a bad guy. We see it in our entertainment, when we go to war, when a football coach gets caught in a scandal and when a politician says something offensive. Our media and our own minds instantly rush to classify not just actions—but people—into categories of black-and-white, good and evil, hero and villain.

But as Jay Case blogs at “Circuit Reader,” this cultural script reads like a Disney movie: “[It] assumes that most people in the world are really pretty good (like Cinderella, Ariel and Pocahontas) while a few people out there are really bad (like Cruella DeVille, Ursula and Jafar). But this is not a Christian understanding of human nature.”

But according to Christianity, we’re all on the wrong side—broken, flawed, selfish rebels—until the real hero of the story, Jesus Christ—changes us.

For, I’m John Stonestreet.

Further Reading

Disney Princesses, Football Coaches, Baptist Missionaries and Bad History
Circuit Reader | September 01, 2012

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