My Little Jesus

sweet_pony_jesusEvery time I think I’ve seen the nuttiest things that religion can come up with, I get blindsided with another one.  Now we all know that religious music is a big part of the church experience and, at least in my experience, much of that music is incredibly old, having been around for dozens if not hundreds of years.  That doesn’t mean that the religious experience hasn’t been updated over the years, the Catholic Church alone has tried to get away from Latin and tired, old music, introducing guitars and drums and other instruments a couple of times in their history, but now, they’re adding something else:  intellectual property theft.

At least I can’t imagine the owners of the My Little Pony music would have licensed their tunes to the Catholics for use in their liturgical music.  Even if they did though, the idea of singing praises to Jesus to the theme of My Little Pony seems patently absurd.  If you don’t believe me, please click on the link above, they have examples of the original and the new Catholic version to compare.

Now this seriously makes me wonder who they are making the new music for?  Did they just think the tune was catchy or are they shooting for a much younger audience who might recognize it and maybe sing along to the new lyrics?  We know that the Catholics, among other Christian religions, are losing members faster than they can fill the pews, is this part of a desperate attempt to recoup their losses or are they catering to a group of youngsters who really have no choice but to accompany their parents to the service?  What’s next?  Priests in colorful costumes with crosses tattooed on their asses?  The choir doing a holy hoe-down?  Animated religious cartoons of My Little Jesus in place of sermons?  Hey, it might make mass almost worth going to.  Almost.

3 thoughts on “My Little Jesus

  1. I have to agree with you there is no doubt this is intellectual property theft. Rather disturbing that the catholic church is willing to consider this idea even as it amounts to brainwashing in a way. After all anyone that has ever had children knows how easy it is to get them to sing anything you want by changing the words to their favorite songs.
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    1. That would assume that the Catholic Church cares, which we all know they don't. They think they're special and the rules don't apply to them.

  2. Karly, that was amazing. There was notihng you said which did not completely resonate with me. I too have suffered anxiety and depression all my adult life, and now I’m battling with the pain of bereavement following the sudden and traumatic death of my mother before my eyes. I’ve tried so hard to follow the sugar programme, but somehow you never seemed real to me and I couldn’t get out of my head the fact that you were some beautiful shiny all-American girl who just had life all worked out. I accepted that you had issues with food, but the fact that your binge food was raisins made me feel that you were somehow better’ than me with my chocolate, and that your program would only work for good’ people like you.Anyway, I’ve seen now that you’re real. You’re still amazing, but maybe that means I’m amazing too. I too will need to take my antidepressants for a long time, maybe all my life, but I will stop listening to the people in my life who take that as a sign that I am therefore broken and need fixing. I’m also definitely a highly sensitive person, but I listen too much to people who say I’m neurotic, or a worry wart, or whatever else the unkind label might be. Last week the gastric band surgeon who fitted my gastric band which has left me 20 pounds heavier then when I started said that I obviously can’t deal with stress in my life and he also implied that this was all my own fault. Judgement, condemnation and pain. I’m so grateful to you for your openness, because now I can really hear you when you speak to us about what we need to do. Thank you so much. I’ve a long journey ahead of me but at least I’m on the right road at last.

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