WARSAW - A Polish priest has warned parents to be on their guard against Lego, warning the plastic blocks are a tool of Satan and can “destroy” children’s souls.
I don’t know about souls, but those little pieces can inflict a lot of pain on soles if stepped on while barefoot!
I’ll bet that priest wishes the offertory collection would get just a portion of the money that parents spend on Legos!
I didn’t even realize there was a Lego movie.
Well, there has been a movement which is cause for concern. It used to be that heroes were the good guys. Now, “heroes” are often the bad guys.
Seems we took a major turn from the worse when we did that.
As to the Lego movie, I couldn’t venture a guess, because I haven’t seen it.
Maybe he thought The Brick Testament was something that was included in every Legos set.
I kind of want to know how “My Little Pony” equates to “carrier of death”.
This is brilliant.
Give me a break. This priest has lost a few marbles. Lego blocks are the best toy parents can give their children because they encourage creativity and family time. I think he needs to spend some time in Lego land and see how cool these bricks are. If I was a member of his church, I would encourage people to put lego bricks with their weekly offerings. That way, he could play with the bricks as much as he wanted.
On a side note, a local priest once asked people to please not give pennies in the collection plate. In order to get even, the entire parish brought their penny jars and empited them in the plate. Needless to say, he never said that again.
My fondest memories were found in the hours I would spend with my son building towers of lego up to the ceiling; making house designs and taking the characters through a world that encouraged imagination and design in a boy who has since won the school prize in computerised assisted design.( OK, yes I am a bit proud, but what the heck!)
Some priests need discernment but I don’t criticize any man whose soul is marked as a Priest of the Most High.
I don’t know that the bricks are a problem but I have not been impressed with some of their recent lines that go with movies and all. Building with blocks is probably good for kids but I’m not sure about the guns, star-fighters, villains, etc.
Lol, I wonder who organized that. (I would!)
The only thing worse is stepping on a (three-pin) plug which is facing up.
I read the news article. I thought the priest had a point. Not only Lego characters, but some dolls are getting kind of harsh and almost evil-looking. Comics and cartoon characters, others toys, etc. Even fashion models are sporting harsh, semi-vampire-ish make-up and styles. The world is sort of glorifying ugliness and evil, vampires and zombies, etc. Cute or pretty is not the “look” for teen girls nowadays, but rather, tough, sleazy, sexy and slutty are the ideals. Or, if you can’t pull that off, go for gender-bending looks and confuse the general population about whether you are a boy or girl.
The priest is sensing a link and I don’t think he’s all wrong.
That made my day.
Lego is an awesome toy to develop creativity, motor skills, and visuospatial abilities. Plus, it can still be indulged in at an advanced age.
Am I crazy about stuff like “Harry Potter Lego”? No way. But to dismiss all Lego as evil is missing the point. If pornographic films exist, that doesn’t mean all films are evil.
As for the poster who said “today’s world worships ugly things”, let’s take a walk through some forms of entertainment that our forefathers partook of - all edifying, of course.
Roman comedies, songs, poems and plays
Story cycles such as those of King Arthur
Gothic fiction / horror
All those are certainly G-rated, I’m sure.
I agree. It may be almost subliminal but studies have shown the power of subliminal messages in advertising.
“There has been much speculation about whether people can process emotional information unconsciously, for example pictures, faces and words,” says Professor Lavie. “We have shown that people can perceive the emotional value of subliminal messages and have demonstrated conclusively that people are much more attuned to negative words.”
That’s interesting. But then, the human brain is partly a threat detection machine (and a very good one), so it makes sense that negative stimuli would be more easily picked up. Is there any evidence on whether these negative stimuli can influence subsequent behaviour, and to what extent? Or are they just “rapid-fire” events that do not have a lasting impact?
Also, for purely silly reasons, I find the name “Professor Lavie” amusing.
That vampire one is awesome, I want to buy it. Although I can see how a small child might find him a bit scary.
So a few Lego figurines portray vampires, wolfmen and the like?
How on Earth does that equate to “Lego is evil?”
News flash: 99% or more of Lego is building blocks.
I might as well post three pictures of priests accused of sexual abuse and start ranting about how the Catholic Church is evil.
Or post links to three Sedevacantist sites and start ranting about the Great Apostasy and the End Times.
This neo-Puritanism and inflammatory rhetoric is yet another example of how Protestant ideas have infiltrated the Catholic Church.
If someone buys Barak Obama a box of Legos, do you think it will work? :whistle: