Wizards of Waverly Place Summon Trouble for Disney Channel
The Wizards of Waverly Place are getting a visitor from ‘above’ and Disney Infonet is reporting that not everyone is happy about the angelic guest, and they’re not shy about letting the Disney Channel know about it. The three-episode story arc starts on February 4th and is called Wizards VS. Angels.
Apparently some people are concerned about religious characters being on a kids show, worrying that angels might be seen as fictional characters because they’re appearing on a fictional show. Others have voiced the opinion that religious icons shouldn’t be on the show because angels could be misrepresented and that it should be left up to parents and churches to teach about angels and other aspects of religion.
Personally, I think some people might be getting carried away and not giving kids the credit they deserve. Yes, the show is fictional but there’s a school in the story. Does this mean schools aren’t real? Of course not. Following the same train of thought, it can’t really be implied that angels aren’t real simply because the show is fiction.
I agree that it’s up to churches and parents to teach their kids about religion. The first lesson parents need to teach is that a lot of what’s seen on TV is make-believe, even if the show happens to include elements of reality. Hmmm… maybe some adults need to be taught that lesson, too.
Wizards of Waverly Place might be coming to an end but that doesn’t mean it’s time to kick back as Selena Gomez gets ready to hit the road with the Scene and Greg Sulkin has been busy with the recently aired Avalon High. Bailee Madion even got a little camera time while sharing her favorite moments during her brief time on the Disney series.