My Little Pony pushing anti-reasoning + religious faith on young children?

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic is a cute children's cartoon that went on air last year. I would like to bring this particular episode to this community's attention, though.

While wrapped in a cute, friendly, and fun loving appearance, this episode is actually pushing anti intellectualism and religious faith as values that children should adopt. This is not a Christian themed cartoon, and this them only appears to be slipped in this one episode somewhere in the middle of the season.

I would like to hear comments and opinions from anyone interested in Christian influence in children's media that is supposed to be for everyone. (or opinions from anyone who has 20 minutes to spend chilling out to My Little Pony)

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Comment by Rob Klaers on June 18, 2012 at 4:41pm

Brent.. here ya go. :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IP65cpdcwM


and my response to the video is "C-C-C-C-combo B-b-b-b-reaker!!!"

Comment by CJoe on June 18, 2012 at 5:30pm

Brent, I'd generally agree that people should relax a little, but this was pretty heavy-handed I think. I'm not going to write Cartoon Network about it or anything, but this definitely had a clear message throughout the entire episode of "Don't think; just believe." I felt like it was specifically targeting science and skeptics. It wasn't just one scene.

Comment by Heather Spoonheim on June 18, 2012 at 5:39pm

And you weren't the only one to clearly see that message, Cara.

Comment by Paul Prescod on June 18, 2012 at 5:59pm

<blockquote>The show isn't biased in either way, you're reading into a single episode that had nothing to do with faith.</blockquote>

I don't think anyone claimed that the show IN GENERAL is biased. That particular episode had a bad message embedded in it. Lauren Faust (to her great credit) admitted it, so I'm not sure that you must dogmatically defend an episode that even the creator agrees was flawed. 

Put aside your love of this show (which most of us agree is generally a great show).

Now read this quote:

"I am happy to report that I now realize there are wonderful things in this world you just can't explain, but that doesn't necessarily make them any less true. It just means you have to choose to believe in them, and sometimes it takes a friend to show you the way."

Imagine if that quote came from a Christian site. What would you think about that?

If you cannot explain something, you should fucking keep researching it until you can explain it. You don't just give up on explanations and "believe".

 

Comment by Unseen on June 18, 2012 at 11:40pm

@Tim Jones

As an aside what do you think the reaction would be if a non-subtle message of atheism, science and reason were to be put forward in a cartoon (granted Twilight was skeptical at the start - but she believed in the end) - I think you'll find that there would be outrage - typical christian hypocrisy

We should market My Little Trojan Horsey

 

Comment by Oscar Bobadilla on September 28, 2012 at 11:38pm

Well, i like a lot this tv show, but the end was religious, because it promotes a thought submissive, was not critic, how the new generations should be; the end of the episode  can be changed from believe in supernatural "anything" to trust in your real friends easily and the episode had not lost sense

Comment by Kin Yutaka on December 2, 2012 at 8:50am

Okay, late to the game here, but while they never found an explaination for Pinkie Pie's Pinkie Sense,they did show ample evidence that it works. It is like gravity. We don't know how it works exactly, but it does.

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