Whoops. "...just intended to show how quickly the whole argument that Disney
has banned that specific word [falls apart]" -- I think that's what I
meant to write, not "is."
Its a movie about a girl with magical powers that can build Ice Castles and
freeze people - its called a fairy tale. Perhaps everyone can relax a bit and
just enjoy the "story" without getting all worked up.Does
everything have to be political? Not until you folks make or let it become so.
Grab yourself a Coke and some popcorn and some Goobers and enjoy
Turns out to be a lot of fuss for nothing.I personally would not
have thought that that context would have been using His name in vain, not at
all.People will often look for a reason to be offended. "He who
sticks his leg out long enough will sooner or later have his foot stepped
Personally, I am really grateful the songwriters replaced 'god' with
'heaven' in 'Let it Go', whatever their reasons. I am one of
those who would have felt it was taking the Lord's name in vain, and any
debate of what the motivation was, political correctness aside, it didn't
affect the song negatively at all, and because it was comfortable and enjoyable
for all the viewers it added to the movie. I'm glad there are still those
who would be considerate of those concerns, and again, grateful for it.
Its a Disney movie!All of the people getting upset about this issue, need to
just "let it go!"
@PLM -- I think you might be missing the point. The issue is not whether or not
Disney is or isn't portraying "the loving God the Christians and Jews
revere," but whether or not there is a complete ban on all use of the word
"God," regardless of context or meaning. The instance of supposed
censorship in "Let It Go" that sparked this whole thing was hardly a
religious statement in the first place, which is why people were so quick to get
ticked off at Disney. The "writers"' (are Jeff and
Peterson two different people?) reference to other uses of the word
"god"/"God" was -- as I think anyone should be able to surmise
-- just intended to show how quickly the whole argument that Disney has banned
that specific word is. Again, though, nothing to do with what that word entails
in a given movie, just whether or not it appears in the first place.
These 2 are hardly experts on the matter and are just as subject to opinion as
everyone who comments on the Deseret News.Look at the trends, what
makes money and what companies are doing. What's true is true is true. If
they aren't making films with religious meaning, then they are avoiding
them. Whether they'll say "God" or not is irrelevant. Whether
religious faith and meaning is a factor in the protagonist's development in
a story is worth more examination.The truth is: Disney avoids
religion in high-budget films. Belief in yourself and your own abilities (the
workmanship of your own hands) appeals to a wider demographic. I'm starting
to care less about watching popular films and more about finding good media
that's genuine. It doesn't need to be religious, cheesy, or a
tear-jerker. I just want something genuine, real, and more enjoyable than the
cash-cow industry film.
I'm sorry but depictions of polytheistic pagan gods in Hercules and a
villainous priest in Hunchback don't really refer to the loving God the
Christians and Jews revere. Do the writers have a better argument?
@HelioTeller"So... political correctness?"Don't mention to the religion crowd that they are both the loudest
complainers and fiercest enforcers of "political correctness". They
guffaw when particular groups prefer specific titles or reference wording, but
break down in anguish at the slightest perceived threat against their fairy tale
beliefs. It's quite sad what America has devolved into...
"In other words, the decision to avoid using the word ‘God’ was
not prompted so much by a move towards political correctness or increased
secularization on Disney's part as it was sensitivity to its religious
audience members."So... political correctness?
So people wanted to boycott Disney because Disney was concerned about including
something that might be perceived as breaking the 4th Commandment...