Friday, June 30, 2006

A Conversation with Charlie (Age 5) About, well, uh, Religion (?)

(for this to make sense you must know that Zordon, pictured here, is the disembodied leader of the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, whom Charlie loves)

HIM: Dad, you know the potato guy?
ME: Zordon, you mean?
HIM: Yeah. Zordon. Well, he made this dragon monster in one episode I saw. And why would Zordon make a monster that could kill the Power Rangers when he's a friend of the Power Rangers?
ME: You mean why would a kind and loving Zordon allow evil dragons to exist in the Power Rangers universe?
HIM: Yeah.
ME: That's a hard one. People have wondered that for a long time. I guess it's a way of letting the Power Rangers know that the struggle against dragons is a daily one and that there will always be supervillains out to get you. So you need to be good whenever and however you can.
HIM: Yeah. It just seems wrong that he would make a dragon.

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