|Another awesome 2nd Kings 2:23-25 cartoon. - IG
"Bobby, Suzy, and their friends find that childish hijinks can have fatal consequences when they make the mistake of teasing the wrong bald-headed stranger.
The insulted stranger, none other than the Old Testament Prophet Elisha, calls on the Lord God to teach the children a bloody lesson they will never forget.
This first in a series of animated films at ExtremeBibleStories.com is a challenge and a rebuke to the religious extremists in America who use the Bible to justify censorship, intolerance, and hate.
When I see such people installed in powerful government positions where they can impose their stone-age "morality" on the rest of us, I feel personally threatened and determined to fight back by exposing the bloody underbelly of their "Good Book".
The Extreme Bible Stories series will reveal a few of the many shocking stories of God-approved slaughter and rape, with the goal of provoking the viewer to question the widely-held belief that the Bible should be used as a guide to moral living.
I find animation particularly well-suited for telling these stories, with their exotic settings, miraculous interventions, larger-than-life characters and the black-or-white classification of people and events as either Good or Evil.
I also exploit the audience's expectation that animations, especially of Bible stories, are harmless morality tales suitable for children. The animations may start out safely enough, leavened with some irreverent humor, but the audience's expectations are then rudely violated by unflinching depictions of God-ordered slaughter, presented in literal, gory detail.
My goal is that this shocking inversion of the stereotypical children's Bible story will, after the initial responses of dismay and disbelief, motivate the fundamentalist viewer to get their Bible out and read the story in an attempt to refute my telling of it. When they instead find that I've presented a literal, unexpurgated version of the story, they will perhaps reevaluate their belief in the Bible as the ultimate source of morality."