I just found out that atheists on the popular discussion board website Reddit are raging over VeggieTales, and I have to admit... it's kind of amazing!
Although Netflix's 3-season VeggieTales reboot, VeggieTales in the House, was controversial among long-time fans for its artistic license (be careful not to even mention the eyebrows in some churches) and departure from the classic format, it's even more infuriating to atheist parents:
Oh no! VeggieTales is prompting kids to think about their Creator rather than believe they came from nothing! Where's Flying Spaghetti Monster When I'm S-Scared?
Apparently, this dilemma predates even the infamous Netflix original series. Prior to that, Netflix's library actually included a number of the classic episodes, as well:
VeggieTales apparently turned this atheist's daughter into a full-fledged believer! Mama always said veggies were good for me, I just never knew they could save my soul!
Yes, you must protect your kids from those evil talking veggies who want to tell them that God loves them very much!
This final post is my favorite, though. VeggieTales is Christian enough, without having to read anything into it. But, if you're looking for something hard enough, you'll find it, even if it's not there. In this case, a ridiculous love song to a cheeseburger apparently has some scary Christian brainwashing:
Yeah, the show that openly covers all the major Bible stories and Christian themes and ends each episode with "God made you special and He loves you very much" is trying to HIDE Christian messages in a song about cheeseburgers.
Here's the classic cheeseburger love song (and one of my all-time favorite VeggieTales silly songs), as sung by Mr. Lunt:
Apparently, atheists think that waiting for anything, even a cheeseburger, is a harmful subliminal message telling people to — GASP — wait for sex! Cause spaghetti monster forbid you ever even mention the concept of delayed gratification in a silly kid's song!