by C. Michael PattonJune 7th, 2012 Be First to Comment
I don’t know about you, but my kids were born with four parents, Kristie, myself, and Bob and Larry. Of course Bob and Larry are the characters on VeggieTales. I don’t know how popular it is among Christian partents today, but it was a great guilt-free way to set our kids in front of the Television and get a thirty-minute break. I, personally, have every VeggieTales song memorized.
This is why I was so interested when I heard that VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer called his creation moralistic.
I looked back at the previous 10 years and realized I had spent 10 years trying to convince kids to behave Christianly without actually teaching them Christianity. And that was a pretty serious conviction. You can say, “Hey kids, be more forgiving because the Bible says so,” or “Hey kids, be more kind because the Bible says so!” But that isn’t Christianity, it’s morality.
Read the interview here.