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Karen wrote:Hmmm. Could this have something to do with the documentary March of the Penguins? Some Christian groups seized on it as an exemplar of "family values" because the penguins are monogamous (but only for a season!) and lavish great care on their eggs. I don't really get the cartoon either.
Bigsleep J wrote:I think the author of the cartoon is trying hard to show that there are better Christian allegories out there than March of the Penguins which is why Aslan is behind one character.
Dan Lacey wrote:The March of the Penguins documentary which came out a few months ago was widely hailed by Christian groups as representing solid Christian virtues. Penguins will instinctively sacrifice everything to protect their egg, and thereby the next generation of penguins. Christians said that the documentary was a great allegory regarding Christian values, specifically the role of fathers. Non-Christian groups (for lack of a better term) immediately shot back with information about the decidedly non-virtuous habits of other species of penguins besides the emperor penguin...
The cartoon acts as a segway between two films which were/are/will be popular with Christians. Faith sits on Aslan like the penguin sits on it's egg, waiting for the event to 'hatch'.
If you google Google or Yahoo news, you should be able to some of the stories which were written about this at the time. These stories also made it to print media as well-I remember reading what I believe was an AP story in my local Minneapolis Star Tribune about Christians embracing the movie.
Because my cartoon is mainly aimed towards other Christians and/or conservatives I assume (sometimes wrongly) that my audience is wise to the reference. Sorry if the reference passed you by.
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