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11th January 2012 
18th-Jan-2012 03:52 am (UTC) - Funny and sad at the same time.
This cartoon works for me on at least two levels.

First, on a literal level by expanding the fable of a wolf in sheep's clothing. Dressing as a sheep is the wolf's attempt to blend in to the flock and go unnoticed. But by disguising himself as the shepherd, the wolf hopes to be noticed as the sheep's leader so they'll follow him.

Second, on a religious level because that's what UBF shepherds and missionaries are: wolves who try to turn college students and teenagers away from God and their families by seducing them into a lifestyle of Bible study, sogam writing, Sunday services, and communal living.

When I saw this, I was amused because the picture is funny. But then I thought about it and realized the negative impact which shepherds had on my life. Then the amusement was mixed with sadness.

I can unfortunately testify to the effectiveness of shepherd's clothing if the sheep don't know any better.
30th-Jan-2012 04:51 pm (UTC) - Re: Funny and sad at the same time.
I echo your thoughts, chevlion. Funny as in "ha ha", yes. Funny as in "oh no", yes as well. The real unfortunate thing is that many UBF shepherds/missionaries don't even seem to realize they've been "dressed up" and led to places based on decisions they were led to believe were their own.

The "conscience binding" to UBF ideals and systems is what bothers me the most. I'm finding I must disconnect many ideas from UBF and untwist them based on facts (such as "love", "peace", "obedience", etc). I often feel like the man in the movie "Wrecked", searching facts to find who I am.

Edited at 2012-01-30 04:53 pm (UTC)
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