Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Silly Old Bear Who Is Stuffed With Fluff

I love Winnie the Pooh. He is such a cute and adorable character. He is honest, loving, and non-judgmental. He has the innocence of a child. Children love him because they identify with him.

The Winnie the Pooh story was based upon a child playing with his stuffed animals. A.A. Milne, the author of Winnie the Pooh, watch his son, Christopher Robin Milne, playing and he based the books upon what he saw.

In the movie there are many examples of Pooh's blatant honesty. For example:

In the scene where Pooh wants to find "hunny" and everything he has tried has failed, he finally decides to go visit Rabbit.

Rabbit is in his kitchen when he hears Pooh approaching. Pooh is saying to himself, "I like Rabbit because he uses short, easy words like 'how about lunch?' and 'help yourself, Pooh'."

Pooh is making no effort to hide the fact that he's going to visit Rabbit for food.

Pooh calls out, "Is anybody at home?"

Rabbit: "Nobody."

Pooh, after thinking puzzlingly for a moment, says to himself, "Well somebody's there, because somebody must have said 'nobody'."

Pooh peers in the rabbit hole and sees Rabbit standing there. Instead of confronting Rabbit for lying to him, Pooh innocently comes in and says, "Hello, Rabbit!" There is no tone of anger or judgment in his voice. He really is happy to see Rabbit.

Rabbit then offers Pooh lunch with the addition to "help yourself".

Pooh hurries over to the table, puts on his bib, and grabs the knife and fork, again, making no effort to hide or disguise his purpose for visiting.

Pooh is as honest and innocent as a child. He knows what he wants and doesn't beat around the bush to ask for it.

Why share this on an atheist, ex-Mormon blog? What does that have to do with anything?


As I was driving today, something occurred to me. Winnie the Pooh came from the mind of an honest child.

Children are honest. Children are atheist... that is, until their parents stuff their heads with dogma.

Christopher Robin Milne was born on August 21, 1920 and died April 20, 1996. Click here to read the Wikipedia short description of his life.

Christopher Robin Milne was an atheist. And if you look at the Pooh character, you can see it all over. To be an atheist is to be honest with yourself and what better example of honesty can you find than Winnie the Pooh?


Heather said...

Oh wow you are right!!!!!!!!!

I haven't looked that much into Dr. Suess but I would guess the same thing. Some of the lessons/quotes that have come out of his stuff are the same way.

William Po said...

No kids naturally believe in God but atheists mess up their heads. Sorry you had to be born into a rum church like the Mormons. That would mess up anybody's head. You should have been a REAL Pagan, NOT the hippie kind. Then you would know what it is to believe in God.

William Po said...

Pagans are honest too. Po isn't my real name but the CIA advised me to NEVER go on Social Media but I compromised with this pseudonym. Delete me if you want but read this first.
Demeter and Persephone visited me while I was homeless in 1990 in Boston. This was witnessed by the Boston Police Department. Later the FBI asked me about this. I know that when you found out that the Mormon Church lied to you you felt every religion was lie. Not so. I felt that way a bit too. I knew Our Lady and Her Daughter were Pagan Goddesses. So the Popes have lied. However, I realized that people like Julian the Apostate DIDN'T. But I was lucky and it took me years of adjustment to get my Theology and Morality straightened out. I certainly felt betrayed and lied to by Organized religion.
When I was younger I lived on a small farm. A lot like Christopher Robin. I often saw a Green Lady smiling at me
I was told by the Catholic Church She was a fallen angel and by atheist psychiatrist She was a hallucination. The Apparition of Demeter and Persephone took away the hallucination part. Especially in front of the Boston Police.
Pooh is basically an Animist and thus, in my view, a Pagan Book. Animals have spirits and talk to people. Like Pocahontas in Disney with Grandfather Sycamore. I am unfamiliar with Christopher's published work but I know that Pagans or those who don't believe in authorized religion often are described as Atheists.Although I haven't read any of Christopher's published work.