Phil Vischer, the creator of the Christian-themed VeggieTales, explains the problem with secular children’s TV shows:
But for all the educational strides being made and all the pro-social “vitamins” cleverly inserted into our kids’ media diets, there is one ingredient sorely missing. There is no God on Sesame Street. No clue will ever point Blue toward his Creator. No matter how far Dora explores, she will never bump into the divine. The world of children’s media, to put it bluntly, is as atheistic as a Richard Dawkins book club. And that missing ingredient will cripple our children if we let it.
In other words, why would we ever want to let children learn things for themselves? Or ask questions? Or discover that morality doesn’t come from above? Nope. Can’t have that. Must indoctrinate them with bullshit from a young age!
In Vischer’s world, if you’re not talking about god, you’re actively opposed to him. And teaching children how to be good citizens and critical thinkers can only happen through the Christian faith.
Though if a group of children did have a Richard Dawkins book club, that’d be one hell of a learning experience… great idea, Phil!