Toys that make kids happy make Jehovah sad … at least according to religious propaganda marketed to children.
In a Christian cartoon clip (embedded below), a boy is excited about a toy that a friend gave him named “Sparlock the Warrior Wizard.” All of his friends at school are planning on watching the movie about Sparlock.
The boy’s happiness is quickly dampened when his mother asks him if the toy is “magical” and reminds him that Satan likes magic, not Jehovah. “Magic is bad. That’s why Jehovah hates it,” the cartoon mother preaches. “Do you really want to play with something that Jehovah hates?”
Convinced that playing with the toy will make Jehovah “very sad” with him for not obeying, Caleb – the boy in the cartoon – tosses the gift into the garbage.
There’s nothing like dogma to take the magic out of a kid’s life.