Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Jesus Loves the Little Children

This is one of those Bible Summer Camp songs that everybody hated to sing because they were so damn repetitive. Anyone ever hear that one about Noah and the ark? Ohhhhh, did I hate that song. It was SO obnoxious. What are these songs supposed to teach anyway? Jesus loves all the little children. Red, yellow, black, and white... OK. Well... plenty of Christian churches teach that most of those children are going to Hell since they're heathens, so...maybe Jesus DOESN'T love those little children since they don't worship HIM.  I mean, how can Jesus love them unless they're born again? Or maybe Jesus just loves them until they are no longer children. When they become adult heathens, then it's time for the smiting.

This is one of those well-meaning religious things that just goes horribly, horribly wrong. It is a true example of God Obscures Perception. How could anyone ever think that this was OK? Granted, it looks pretty old...but seriously?

A friend of mine did this song for an elementary school pageant when he was very young. They put him in black face and an afro wig and tattered jeans. Apparently, everyone thought the performance was just precious. This was in Alabama. Surprise, surprise. Supposedly, the performance was captured on VHS. I can't wait for him to go home and retrieve it. 

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