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|Well can't you count the episodes where they mentioned Christmas or Chanukkah.|
|They won't. You're forgetting that this show airs on PBS; they've already gotten away with more things than anyone ever would have expected. I don't think it's going to be happening.|
I think they haven't "tackled" religion yet due to the fact that there are a lot of people and alliances that would like to pitch a fit over religion being in the show (i.e. Muslim moms getting mad about seeing Christianity being discussed, even if not in depth.) Marc Brown and the show creators aren't really high roller risk takers, and they'd probably be crossing the line. Plus it is PBS. There are plenty of religious cartoons out there, but there is a reason why they are not aired or aired often.
|"Religion" is way too controversial a topic; transsexuality would be lighter fare for them. In regards to particular beliefs, public television likes to stick to the mantra, "If you ignore it, then it doesn't exist."|
As much as I think Marc Brown will enver okay an episode on religion, I think it would be a great idea to see them create an episode about it. Today, most families aren't religious anymore and most little kids don't know what to believe in. Id on't think they should go in depth on a particular religion becuase that could be interpretted as trying to convert them, but I think seeing how religion affects people's lives differently at different ages could be very beneficial.
yes parents wouldn't want to get the impression that Arthur is trying to convert their children to one religion. That would stir much controversey and be an axe in the back to the show for good.
Maybe an episode where the kids have to write a report on what their religion is and what they do for it. Then kind of glimpse at every kids paper and see what they do because of their religion.