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Mon Jun 22, 2020, 12:58 PM

'VeggieTales' creator Phil Vischer releases viral video on race in America

From the article:

Earlier this week, Phil Vischer — creator of “VeggieTales” and voice of Bob the Tomato in the popular Christian animated series — posted a now viral video called “Race in America” that attempts to answer the question: “Why are people so angry?”
Filled with graphics, photo montages and factoids— and a few comic asides — that make the concept of systemic racism accessible for all ages, the 17-minute tutorial had garnered more than 2.8 million views by Friday (June 19).
“The average Black household has one-tenth the wealth of the average white household,” Vischer said in the video. “This didn’t happen by accident. It happened by policy.”


To read/watch more:

https://religionnews.com/2020/06/19/veggie-tales-creator-phil-vischer-releases-viral-video-on-race-in-america/

A very concise video.

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Reply 'VeggieTales' creator Phil Vischer releases viral video on race in America (Original post)
guillaumeb Jun 22 OP
cayugafalls Jun 22 #1
Doodley Jun 22 #2
handmade34 Jun 22 #3
hedda_foil Jun 22 #4
guillaumeb Jun 22 #5
hedda_foil Jun 22 #6
bobbieinok Jun 22 #7
guillaumeb Jun 22 #10
Collimator Jun 22 #8
guillaumeb Jun 22 #9
Collimator Jun 22 #11
guillaumeb Jun 22 #12
muriel_volestrangler Jun 25 #13
guillaumeb Jun 26 #14
hurl Jun 26 #15
guillaumeb Jun 26 #16
hurl Jun 26 #17
guillaumeb Jun 26 #18

Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 01:16 PM

1. Well, this is going to piss off a few christo-fascists.

I bet there are some dvd's being thrown in the trash soon.

Those veggie tales videos are a staple in the families here in Texas. I once had to listen to veggie tale music for a short trip with some "friends", it was interesting.

I am glad to see that the creator has some sense.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 01:19 PM

2. That is an excellent video. Every white person needs to see it.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 01:21 PM

3. this is dynamic! very important

a history we all should know, but so few of us do...

please try to get everyone you know to watch this... I will be sending it far and wide!!

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 02:04 PM

4. Here's the video. It's excellent and aimed right at evangelicals by a respected one of their own.

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 02:06 PM

5. It is well explained.

But it will be rejected by many Trump supporters.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 02:50 PM

7. Extremely good! Highly recommend!

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Response to bobbieinok (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 04:47 PM

10. Agreed. Please share it. eom

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 03:32 PM

8. Color me surprised.

I expected anyone associated with pious vegetables to be part of the rank and file, "God made it this way" mindset.

If this fellow is willing to accept that human decisions and policies change the world maybe some other people who would rather wait cheerfully for the end of the world will wake up and try to start making it better.

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Response to Collimator (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 04:46 PM

9. It is never good to assign all of any category in one basket.

I know quite a few very progressive theists. I count myself among them.

One hopes his message will be well received.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 06:41 PM

11. I don't claim to know that much about the Veggie Tales

or the man who created them.

I was working on the information provided in assigning him the category of Bible-believing Christian. I used to be one of them, and I know that the mind set held by the majority is that this world is nothing more than a testing ground to refine the believers of the Bible god in preparation for eternity.

Based on what I have read, many of the founding fathers self-identified as theist, and their were progressive people for their times. That said, they weren't perfect, of course. And I am reminding myself that you aren't perfect either, and I am trying to get past my feelings of having been condescended to.

In all honesty, I am doing a lousy, lousy job of it.

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Response to Collimator (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 06:58 PM

12. My aim was not to insult, but to simply clarify.

But yes, many Christians do believe what you stated.

I knew nothing about Veggie Tales, but I loved the article and wanted to share it.

Have a good evening.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 05:34 AM

13. That's good - I've heard 'VeggieTales' is really big in evangelical circles

so I hope that can have a real effect. There will be many people who won't read a Ta-Nehisi Coates article, but will watch something from the creator of the cartoons they show their children.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 07:05 PM

14. Exactly.

They might be willing to listen, and possibly act.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 07:08 PM

15. Love the video, glad he's some woke

But it doesn't begin to make up for his relentless indoctrination of defenseless children.

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Response to hurl (Reply #15)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 07:10 PM

16. He is doing good work here.

As to the term indoctrination, that is simply a negative description of the group socialization that we all experience.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #16)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 07:30 PM

17. No, it's not

Group socialization is not always indoctrination. Indoctrination impliess a religious (= not provable) doctrine, while socialization does not.

Not everybody is told that the horrible stories from the Bible are mandates from god. That kind of socialization is rather specific to ignorant religious groups.

Sure, this video is good work, as you say. But he has done a LOT of really bad work, and this in no way mitigates his attempts to make the awful Bible palatable for children.

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Response to hurl (Reply #17)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 08:45 PM

18. Patriotism has ben described as a secular religion.

Country is the substitute for a deity. For most of US history, the foundational genocide and racism that is US history was portrayed as necessary to civilize the savages.

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