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Imagine, no werewolves. | December 10, 2010

Imagine no werewolves – Can you if you try?
What would you prefer, a child is given as a toy – a fake machine gun for Christmas, or a Jacob doll from Twilight?

Granted, the options are not good out of those choices, mainly because Jacob is associated with “Twilight”. But apart from that, a male doll that looks like a human, even though the character it represents in the Twilight movies is a werewolf, surely, that would be the better option for a toy. Than say handing out an imitation war weapon.

I could be wrong with my thinking, but really, is a doll so offensive to give as a gift to a child. I mean, it’s a TOY, an inanimate object that a child is going to play with and get some enjoyment out of. That’s all. Nothing more. Children do not think like adults think.

I really don’t think the doll is going to corrupt a childs soul, virtue or moral upbringing. But there are those that might think this way. The Sally Ann, A Salvation Army centre in Canada refuses to give away, Twilight or to be fair, Harry Potter toys that are donated to it. Citing that these toys are not in line with the Salvation Army’s Christian principles.

The donated toys that fall under this category of not acceptable, aren’t even sent on to other charities to hand out. They’re thrown away completely. Because donating them to other charities, would be see by The Sally Ann as supporting those toys, and thus, negating their Christian belief system.

I’d like to say to The Sally Ann, if you can hand out fake machine guns to children and not have them realize the violence associated with the weaponry, or the destruction that the real guns, they are based on cause, surely a Jacob doll is okay to hand out too.

Do you honestly think the kiddies will understand what a werewolf is? What it means to be a werewolf? Clearly the answer is yes, but they won’t grasp the idea of war or personal violence with guns. Even though it’s more likely children will see personal voilence in their lifetime and even war, rather than a werewolf.

The original article for this was printed on the 8th of December 2010 in the Toronto Sun.
The 30th Anniversary of John Lennon’s death.

“Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…”

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3 Comments »

  1. Fully agreed. No more guns! #toys
    A token werewolf toy Jacob will be the same as a Ken doll. Not that I ever had one. Lol.

    Comment by Pierre — December 10, 2010 @ 8:08 am

    • We all need a little Ken, Doll.

      Comment by Breukelen Girl — December 10, 2010 @ 8:26 am

      • Haha. Thx for the Ken doll pic! Lol

        Comment by Pierre — December 10, 2010 @ 8:29 am


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