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Elf On The Shelf Teaches The Wrong Lesssons
« on: December 07, 2018, 01:10:02 PM »
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  • The popular Christmas doll, "Elf On The Shelf" seems like a replacement for God.  I don't think kids need to be tricked by their parents into believing that a doll has magical/supernatural powers, is really alive and has supernatural influence over their lives.  I think this belongs to God.  Any material image of that power should be in the form of God or The Saints interceeding for us to God and it should not be confused with an actual being, but rather should be understood as an image of that being, like a painting or photograph.  But I guess I'm just a Grinch!   :farmer:


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    Re: Elf On The Shelf Teaches The Wrong Lesssons
    « Reply #1 on: December 07, 2018, 01:31:36 PM »
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  • I wouldn’t say your wrong. We never got one because I personally didn’t want to find “naughty” things for it to do. That in itself is a wrong message


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    « Reply #2 on: December 07, 2018, 03:02:59 PM »
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  • I think it's creepy and seems to me that it could be a gateway to witchcraft/the occult.  

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    « Reply #3 on: December 07, 2018, 10:21:15 PM »
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  • Popular?  Where?  This the first I've heard of it.  Frankly, it's just another schlocky trinket for the mindless to waste their money. It's ugly.  We'll be sticking with our Nativity figurines!

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    « Reply #4 on: December 08, 2018, 10:39:03 PM »
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  • never heard of it. 


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    Re: Elf On The Shelf Teaches The Wrong Lesssons
    « Reply #5 on: December 09, 2018, 07:04:32 AM »
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  • I've heard of it, but what is it? 

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    « Reply #6 on: December 09, 2018, 01:21:58 PM »
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  • It's just a stupid idea in general, even ignoring any religious metaphors. So the kids only have to be good if the Elf is looking, and not if they step into another room? Moronic. 

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    « Reply #7 on: December 09, 2018, 01:28:25 PM »
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  • It's just a stupid idea in general, even ignoring any religious metaphors. So the kids only have to be good if the Elf is looking, and not if they step into another room? Moronic.
    The elf represents an evil mischievous person that is satanic in nature.
    Children who have bought into this idea may even imagine that their elf is watching them and is doing mischievous things, no doubt blaming the elf for their own misdeeds, saying to their parents, "Don't you see? His eyes are rolling."
    That starts the ball rolling. Soon the children will begin believing in the elf, so the elf may take on a life of its own. Next, the priest may have to be called for an exorcism.
    Do not open this door. Keep evil away from your homes.


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    Re: Elf On The Shelf Teaches The Wrong Lesssons
    « Reply #8 on: December 09, 2018, 01:35:38 PM »
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  • I think the Elf might be replacing the popular Magic 8-ball that was such a rage in the 1960s.

    AVOID BOTH.



    https://nostalgiacentral.com/pop-culture/fads/magic-8-ball/

    Magic 8 Ball
     
     


    The original Magic 8 Ball was produced by the Alabe Crafts company in the late 1940s, and billed not for its swami abilities, but as a conversation piece and a paperweight.

    Tyco got hold of the prediction toy after that, and nowadays, toy giant Mattel is the place the Ball calls home.

    It is made now, as it was then, to look like the eight ball from a pool table, but about four inches high.

    And we certainly don’t have to spend a lot of time talking about how the thing works: Just ask the Ball any “yes or no” question, give it a good shake, and peer into the “Spirit Slate” window for your answer.

    The triangular plastic answer piece will emerge out from the blue water and butt right up against the Spirit Slate, and there, in mere seconds, is your answer.

    There are some emphatic responses: “You May Rely on It” or “My Reply is No”. There are also the less emphatic: “Signs Point to Yes” or “Outlook Not So Good”. And of course – and this is when no one is able to put the Ball down – there are the deliciously coy: “Reply Hazy, Try Again” and “Better Not Tell You Now”.

    The Ball will always give you some kind of answer (and that’s more than we can say about parents or teachers) and it will never need batteries and probably never break (more than we can say about most toys). And maybe best of all, it won’t tumble off the coffee table it’s perched on, because the flat Spirit Slate window also acts as a handy flat anti-roll device.

    Some people believe they can influence the Ball’s answers by the length of time they shake; some people have very specific rituals that they perform before actually asking their questions (if you’ve ever seen those rhythm gymnastics routines that incorporate balls, you get the idea).

    Some choose their Saturday night dates by the Ball, some choose their stocks, and some just give the Ball an occasional whirl to see if it will rain tomorrow or not. Whatever the depth of your question and whatever your asking-methods may be, the Magic 8 Ball is here to stay.


    Lord have mercy.

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    Re: Elf On The Shelf Teaches The Wrong Lesssons
    « Reply #9 on: December 10, 2018, 12:41:50 AM »
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  • The elf represents an evil mischievous person that is satanic in nature.
    Children who have bought into this idea may even imagine that their elf is watching them and is doing mischievous things, no doubt blaming the elf for their own misdeeds, saying to their parents, "Don't you see? His eyes are rolling."
    That starts the ball rolling. Soon the children will begin believing in the elf, so the elf may take on a life of its own. Next, the priest may have to be called for an exorcism.
    Do not open this door. Keep evil away from your homes.
    That is if they believe in the devil. The devil is sometimes very good at hiding himself. 

     

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