At first, in my logic, I thought that it might be make an inspirational post of some sort... you know, with not worrying about things or putting our past behind us and living anew.
One of the sources I was looking at even said that there are lots of similarities between the Lion King and The Bible I could tie in.
This particular article began: Consider these quotes that seem to mirror Scripture:
"Everything the light touches is our kingdom." - Mufasa (Colossians 1:11-14)
"You see? He lives in you!" - Rafiki (John 14:23; 1 John 4:15)
And thats when I was starting to get a little suspicious about the philosophy I had started to search- after all, the Bible and The Lion King are two totally different things and you cant just bend the very Word of God to match your own ideas and "wants". It doesnt work like that.... agreed?
So then I decided that (sorry to crush your childhood dreams) but while the "hahuna matata" philosophy seems attractive, its not very a very Christian-like way of life.
I mean, having as Timon says, "No rules, no responsibilities...and best of all, no worries"... sounds like a great plan to each of us, right? Just being able to do what we want and define "truth" as we like....
The problem is that instead of replacing worries with faith in God, "Hakuna Matata" is about avoiding worry by avoiding responsibility.
What loss! In the Lion King, as Simba lives with this "worry free" mentality, the entire kingdom that he is of is suffers!
It seems nothing Christian-like: If there was a crisis somewhere, doesnt this mentality say to ignore it? To walk away and forget about the person and their issue?
Yet doesnt the Bible preach "Freely you have received, freely give." in Matthew 10:8 and in James 2 to care for those that need it, that in showing love to them, our faith would be living instead of meaningless?
What do you think?