Okay, maybe that’s a bit extreme.
Still…the message being sent out by the main song isn’t a great message.
You know the song – “Let It Go.”
If you’re a female under the age of 12 you’ve got the whole thing memorized the way school children use to memorize the Pledge of Allegiance.
As an adult you may not have it memorized but if you have an internet connection you’ve at least HEARD of the song.
Here, have a listen:
I guess my real problem is just with one single stanza:
It’s time to see what I can do,
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me – I’m free
This is a horrible message to be sending to people!
I’m a big believer in Xian Liberty. That is to say, there are many aspects of human behavior the Bible doesn’t address that fall under personal conscious and freedom. At the same time we cannot escape the fact that there IS right and wrong. God doesn’t say, “Anything goes, guys – just be good people and you’re in!”
Even the New Testament, with all of Paul’s “freedom from the law” talk, still contains sin lists and standards of acceptable and unacceptable behavior for people of faith.
Now we have a generation of young people belting out, “No right, no wrong, no rules for me – I’m free!”
We forget that no right, no wrong, and no rules merely leads to anarchy and chaos. Then the strong dominate and the weak die off. It’s a horrible system when you apply it to all of humanity.
In the end, no, I don’t think Frozen will actually destroy your soul. But I do get concerned about the ideals that pop culture is putting into the heads of young people.
So I choose to use the lyrics as an entry point for conversation with my kids. Let’s talk about right and wrong and rules. I’ll use Frozen like Paul uses the Statue to the Unknown God in Acts 17. Perhaps I’ll be able to get through to my kids the kind of life God desires them to live.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go watch Frozen with my daughter for the 10th time 😐
In the meantime, have a laugh with these other bits poking fun at Frozen…