- Apr 13, 2002
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Well stated.Even though a few Christians on this forum want to "share Christ's love" with others, I don't think that Muppet Central is the right place to preach ANY religion, Christian or otherwise--unless someone wants to discuss the theology in Jim Henson's work. I myself am a Norse pagan, but usually don't bring up my faith here because I know it's inappropriate. If I were to "share" the values and beliefs of Asatru here, dozens of people would criticize me for off-topic preaching; and they'd be right to do that.
At the risk of playing moderator here--yes, Christianity does relate to the Bert/Ernie rumors in part, because of Biblical teachings against homosexuality and the resulting complaints against CTW. But please try your best to stay on topic here; there are plenty of other places to discuss religion in a different context.
Just a bit on the topic of Jim's view (even though nobody will never really know what he believed).
After it was reported that Jim Henson held Christian Science beliefs (however loosely) I read up on the foundations of the religion and discovered the universal roots of that faith in much of his work. Much of Henson's work didn't deal with evil as much as misunderstandings, misguided deeds and squandered potential as the villains in Dark Crystal, Labyrinth and even Muppet Caper! I guess people can interpret what they will the way that they will, but that's what I found when striving to see these works through Jim's reported perspective. I know more traditional Christian-based faiths have a different foundation, but I find this to be much more inclusive. I might be completely wrong in that conclusion, but there's a reason why I list my religious affiliation as "Kermit Cult" because that's just about the lengths that I believe.
And back to the topic, well Ernie could or could not be gay, but Jim felt comfortable with a very talented gay puppeteer lending Ernie's right hand. Wish we could all get along like that.