Let me start by suggesting any Disney movie ban would be fairly easy to justify. This post will focus on Frozen, the highest-grossing animated picture ever. When I watched Frozen for the first time I was appalled mostly by how lame the plot was. My 3-year-old flat out said, “I don’t like this movie” and that made me happy. I was bored. I will not waste any space in this post with detailing the inconsistencies or even my own opinion.
*Post edited 1/12/14: I previously linked to a video commentary on the movie that was not received well by viewers. I apologize to those of you who found it offensive.*
Yet again, Disney displays a terrible portrayal of parenthood. Elsa has a problem, her parents lock her up in her bedroom and hide her from the world. Out of their fear they isolate their children and shut off all communication with the kingdom and people they are supposed to lead. And then they die. Never mind the fact the same kingdom later accepts Elsa’s rule without question even though she’s been locked in the castle since she was a girl.
The two protagonists, Disney princesses girls constantly emulate, are awful. Anna is boy-crazed, ditsy, gullible, and ignorant. Elsa is devastatingly self-centered, weak and cold, pun intended. Several critics have condemned Elsa’s character for promoting a lesbian agenda, but I perceived no obvious sexualization. Elsa never has any attraction to women, nor does she have any disdain towards males. She is simply and profoundly pro-self. There was, however, the easily-overlooked (and completely unnecessary) promotion of homosexual males in the scene with “Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post and Sauna.” The store owner turns to say “Hello, family!” with a large dude and a bunch of kids waving back from inside the sauna. Why was this in a child’s film? It didn’t support the story line whatsoever. Perhaps flashing images of homosexual families will help our children realize that not only is it normal, but also supported by our Disney heroes and parents who push the play button.
Alright, now this is the point where I get real serious. “Let it Go” is such a catchy tune I myself have had difficulty getting it out of my head. I am cautious to not let it out of my mouth. These are not words I want my children to repeat. Let me highlight some of the exact words from the song: “don’t let them in, don’t let them see”, “conceal, don’t feel”, “let it go”, “turn away and slam the door”, “let the storm rage”, “no rules for me, I’m free”, “one with the wind and sky”, “that perfect girl is gone.” No. This is not a lesson I want my children to learn. I will not promote rebellion, isolation, suppression, denial, ignorance, and weakness. I will not allow these words to easily become a part of my children’s vocabulary. I will not allow the spirit behind them to enter into their world.
Let me explain a little further. When I hear “one with the wind and sky” Ephesians 2 floods my mind:
As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.
Satan is the ruler of the air, the ruler of the earth- until Jesus returns and crushes him. I do not want my children to so easily repeat those lyrics. I do not want to so ignorantly allow the devil to tip toe into my home. I will not allow the indoctrination of seemingly innocent words to take up space in my child’s brain. I will instead teach my children to “…take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5). It is my blessed responsibility as a mother to ensure that I “Let no one deceive with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient” (Ephesians 5:6). I will not say, “It’s no big deal.” I am responsible for the “training up of my children” (Proverbs 22:6), and I refuse to take that job lightly or make allowances for popular culture or ease of “fitting in,” because the truth is “this world is not my home” (Hebrews 13:14). I will “not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of [my] mind. Then [I] will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Romans 12:2).
But wait, there’s more! The entire theme of the movie is Elsa’s journey of self-discovery and enlightenment, her growth in consciousness and love, toward self-realization. She discovers beauty in her mysticism and freedom in following her true will. Hold up. (This is where I get weird. Enter category “Conspiracy Theory”).
Even if you’re not familiar with the Ordo Templi Orientis, I’m sure you have heard of the Illuminati. The mantra, or slogan, so publicly displayed by their members is “Do what thou wilt.” This was was taken out of The Book of The Law, the sacred text of Thelema. This text emphasizes individualism, and the uniqueness of each person’s will. The Author called himself Aiwass, and claimed to be “the minister of Hoor-paar-kraat”; that is, a messenger from the forces ruling this earth at present. The statement indicates that adherents should seek out and follow their own true path in life, (“no rules for me, I’m free”) known as their true will. The philosophy also emphasizes the ritual practice of Magick. In order for the individual to be able to follow their True Will, the everyday self’s socially-instilled inhibitions may have to be overcome via deconditioning (“turn away and slam the door”), that in order to discover the True Will, one had to free the desires of the subconscious mind from the control of the conscious mind (“let it go”), especially the restrictions placed on sexual expression.
This is their symbol:
Still with me? Good. Let’s go deeper. In order to historically situate the revelation of The Book of the Law, there is a proposed progression of three Aeons. The third Aeon is referred to as the Aeon of Horus, (what millions of others refer to simply as the New Age) when the dominant formula is that of growth, in consciousness and love, toward self-realization (remember the theme we discussed 2 chapters up?). Not surprisingly, Horus was considered god of the sky. The Eye of Horus is the root of the symbol for the Illuminati, the All-Seeing Eye. Freaky, right?
The devil has found a wonderful foothold in the entertainment industry. He has made a cozy, quiet home in the cute and cuddly world of child animation. He has been at work for a very long time and has learned that the best way to deceive is also the easiest. He finds us where we’re lazy. He finds us where we choose not to look. He reaches us where we decide to be ignorant out of our compulsion to conform.
“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” – John 4:23-24
I encourage you to take your every thought captive. Be always on alert of the spirit you welcome in your home. Pray for wisdom and truth. Seek the Lord earnestly and do not fall victim to the gentle persuasions of the snake, the most cunning of all creatures.
Please take a look at the following video discussing the intentions of dual symbology and dark, secret agendas. The entire “Know Your Enemy” series is phenomenal and comprehensive.
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