Remember the movie Reefer Madness? It was a propaganda film made to discourage smoking the evil weed.
I am not celebrating my behavior, just telling truth. We’d watch it repeatedly while cackling and laughing raw throated from smoking the subject herb. It was ineffective as a deterrent.
Truth again, my motive here was 50% the humor. I mean no disrespect to those people in the example and will therefore not identify the source.
Christians sometimes take a Reefer Madness approach to teaching youth. I am not offering some new age alternative or recommending befriending children as peers or any of that. But this I had to share.
A Christian parent is telling how they would create situations and then train their kids how to handle them, writing mini scripts and showing how to respond. So the teen aged girl, raised under this teaching, had a boy say he’d like to kiss her. Paraphrased dialog:
The girl said “no you’re not gonna do it”. The boy replied, Yes,I am”
The girl sternly said NO YOU ARE NOT because “ you are like a reed blowing in the wind, and I am a steel pole set in concrete.” She’d learned Psalm 1 , sort of.
Is there a bit of Reefer Madness in that?
Plus…..I was thinking, under the circumstances, she had the comparison, him to her, maybe……reversed?.