Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Yeah This...

"Swiper, No Swiping!": The Demonology of Dora the Explorer

By Dennis P. Quinn 

"... We tend to use the power of words today to demonize rather than exorcise. If we could get children to treat all such “old enemies” with compassion and understanding, they might indeed understand one of the central tenants of the Christian tradition, unfortunately lost by the most “pious” among us: “Love thy enemy.” Then, perhaps, we adults may all learn from our children to do the same to our foes, whether we conceive of them as demonic or not." 

Me: I never looked at Dora the Explorer quite this way. It's an article worth reading, especially if you have kids. I guess I can forgive a little of the over use of shouting in the show for the better message that comes across. 

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