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Religion as we know it has had a great influence on TLK.
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Religion as we know it has had a great influence on [[The Lion King]].
  
 
==Baptism==
 
==Baptism==
  
In the beginning [[Simba]] is born and [[Rafiki]] performs some kind of ritual. All the animals are gathered around pride rock. He then proceeds to crack the gourd and smears a line of the substance across [[Simba]]’s forehead. This is then followed by sprinkling dust over [[Simba]]. When [[Rafiki]] holds [[Simba]] up in the air. Hes is presenting him to the kingdom as a new life.
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In the beginning, [[Simba]] is born and [[Rafiki]] performs some kind of ritual. All the animals are gathered around [[Pride Rock]]. He then proceeds to crack the gourd and smears a line of the substance across Simba’s forehead. This is then followed by sprinkling dust over Simba. When Rafiki holds Simba up in the air, he is presenting him to the kingdom as a new life.
  
These are similar to both baptism in Christianity and baptism in West-African ceremonies. In Christianity water is placed on the head to wash away sins and signifies the new life in Christ.
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These are similar to both baptism in Christianity and baptism in West-African ceremonies. In Christianity, water is placed on the head to wash away sins and signifies the new life in Christ. In West-African ceremonies, when a child is baptized, it is a great happening. A lot of people gather round as the grandfather presents the child to the crowd.
 
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In West-African ceremonies, when a child is baptized it is a great happening. A lot of people gather round as the grandfather presents the child to the crowd.
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==Biblical references==
 
==Biblical references==
  
[[Simba]] thinks he killed his father and therefor flees out of the [[Pridelands]] in shame. This event is similar to Moses fleeing the desert after killing an Egyptian. After that Moses was taken in by the family of Jethro. The same happened to [[Simba]] as he is taken in by [[Timon]] and [[Pumbaa]].
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Simba thinks he killed his father and therefore flees out of the [[Pride Lands]] in shame. This event is similar to Moses fleeing the desert after killing an Egyptian. After that, Moses was taken in by the family of Jethro. The same happened to Simba as he is taken in by [[Timon]] and [[Pumbaa]].
  
When [[Simba]] returns to [[Priderock]] (tallest rock in the area) He fights [[Scar]], throwing him off a cliff. He dies. [[Simba]] saved the animals from chaos, starvation, and extinction. This is similar to the savior requesting humanity by conquering Satan.
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When Simba returns to Pride Rock, he fights [[Scar]] and ends up throwing him off a cliff and killing him. Simba saved the animals from chaos, starvation, and extinction. This is similar to the savior requesting humanity by conquering Satan.
  
 
==Death==
 
==Death==
  
When [[Simba]] isn upset and runs away from [[Timon]] and [[Pumbaa]], [[Mufasa]] appears in the sky telling [[Simba]] to go back and take his place in the [[circle of life]]. This is a clear reference to the afterlife and death family members watching over you.
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When Simba is upset and runs away from Timon and Pumbaa, [[Mufasa]] appears in the sky telling him to go back and take his place in the [[Circle of Life]]. This is a clear reference to the afterlife and family members that have passed away watching over you.

Latest revision as of 11:30, 6 March 2012

Religion as we know it has had a great influence on The Lion King.

Baptism

In the beginning, Simba is born and Rafiki performs some kind of ritual. All the animals are gathered around Pride Rock. He then proceeds to crack the gourd and smears a line of the substance across Simba’s forehead. This is then followed by sprinkling dust over Simba. When Rafiki holds Simba up in the air, he is presenting him to the kingdom as a new life.

These are similar to both baptism in Christianity and baptism in West-African ceremonies. In Christianity, water is placed on the head to wash away sins and signifies the new life in Christ. In West-African ceremonies, when a child is baptized, it is a great happening. A lot of people gather round as the grandfather presents the child to the crowd.

Biblical references

Simba thinks he killed his father and therefore flees out of the Pride Lands in shame. This event is similar to Moses fleeing the desert after killing an Egyptian. After that, Moses was taken in by the family of Jethro. The same happened to Simba as he is taken in by Timon and Pumbaa.

When Simba returns to Pride Rock, he fights Scar and ends up throwing him off a cliff and killing him. Simba saved the animals from chaos, starvation, and extinction. This is similar to the savior requesting humanity by conquering Satan.

Death

When Simba is upset and runs away from Timon and Pumbaa, Mufasa appears in the sky telling him to go back and take his place in the Circle of Life. This is a clear reference to the afterlife and family members that have passed away watching over you.