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Offline Frank

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Grimms' Fairy Tails
« on: April 13, 2022, 07:36:12 AM »
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  • From a Catholic perspective, any thoughts on Grimms' Fairy Tails?  Good? Bad? Neutral?

    Offline josefamenendez

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    Re: Grimms' Fairy Tails
    « Reply #1 on: April 13, 2022, 08:06:22 AM »
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  • For some reason, they always gave me the creeps as a child. They still do.


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    Re: Grimms' Fairy Tails
    « Reply #2 on: April 13, 2022, 08:08:10 AM »
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  • Neutral. I look at them as European folklore. By modern sensibilities they might be "shocking", but they're not immoral.
    "The declared enemies of God and His Church, heretics and schismatics, must be criticized as much as possible, as long as truth is not denied. It is a work of charity to shout: ‘Here is the wolf!’ when it enters the flock or anywhere else." -- Saint Francis de Sales

    "For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears:" [2 Timothy 4:3]

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    Re: Grimms' Fairy Tails
    « Reply #3 on: April 13, 2022, 06:26:24 PM »
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  • For what it is worth, Dr. David Allen White saw Grimm's and other fairytales as ultimately beneficial and a part of Catholic culture. He described them as "one of the glues that held generations together." 

    He talks about fairytales in detail in the middle of his intro talk about David Copperfield: 

    https://catholicconferences.bandcamp.com/track/an-introduction-to-dickens-dr-david-a-white 

    He starts talking about fairytales 36 min 36 seconds in. At about 39 minutes in he starts talking about the role of dark themes in fairy tales.  

    Not saying this is necessarily the only Catholic viewpoint on the subject, but definitely worth a listen.