Sunday, July 13, 2008

Say it ain't so, Donut man!!!

We've stumbled upon some old Donut Man videos in our church library that the kids just love! The Donut Man (Rob Evans) made up all these songs about Jesus, God, salvation, etc, (ex. "Life without Jesus is like a donut 'cause there's a hole in the middle of your heart!", and then there's "Goliath", or as Sean says, "Ba-wy-vif"). His songs are great teaching tools that we hear all the time!

I recently found out that Rob converted to Catholicism. So, my awesome wife did a little research and found an interview with Rob on why he converted. There are some things that I agreed with him on. For example, the seriousness and the solemnity with which they handled the mass. There was no "fluff". The whole mass was leading up to the sacrament of Communion, so there was a very serious tone to the whole thing. In my younger days, I spent a little over a year singing in a catholic church choir. It was a period of time during which I was not really interested in a personal relationship with God. Honestly, the only reason I was even at a church was because I was getting paid to be there. Even in the spiritual state I was in, I was impressed by the awe and wonder that seemed to be present. Every mass, they would proclaim, "The Great Mystery of Faith; Christ has died, Christ is Risen, Christ will come again!"

But then, he started talking about stuff that made me cringe. Example -He's chuckling at his old beliefs that praying to saints/Mary is wrong. Here's his convoluted logic as to why it's ok to pray to saints. Praying to saints is like asking our earthly friends to pray for us. Quoth the Donut Man, "Think of the saints as Jesus' supporting cast. (?!?!?) It would be like Julie Andrews trying to sing every role in 'Sound of Music', there's no way she could do it alone." Sorry, what?!?! So, let me see if I understand...Jesus can't do it on his own, so we should pray to the saints & Mary to lighten Jesus' load so He doesn't have to handle it on his own? What about I Timothy 2:5 - "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ" I don't think there's anywhere in the Bible that says to pray to Paul during peak prayer hours.

There was more, but that's all I'm going to write about. I was so disappointed. There were a few times that we were watching, and we would say, "But, the Bible says __________ about so and so..." We'll keep watching the videos because the old ones are so spiritually sound. We won't be buying any new ones.


Bill said...

Well said.
Dad C

Jen said...

Sometimes its things like this that open up wonderful opportunities to talk about what the Bible *actually* says. Its great that you're doing that. Not sure what you decided about school, but having our kids in public school, we're already prepared for many times of having conversations like that in our future.

Reepicheep said...'ve ruined my day! I can't believe the donut man is a papist!