Stuck in a hotel, I flipped through the cable channels, disgusted with everything I saw. Accidentally, I assure you, I ran into Duck Dynasty and thought, "Well, I might as well watch for a moment to see what all the fundamentalist buzz is about this show and what is making Wal-Mart rich by marketing stuff with the show's characters on it."
It was the episode about the main guy shooting squirrel for his wife. I did not enjoy it. Granted, I prefer Mozart's Requiem to the sound of a duck call and eating at the Cheesecake Factory to a picnic with fresh rodent, but my objections to Duck Dynasty goes much deeper. I hate to judge anything by one partial viewing but..... just watch this.
Yes, these fundamental ZZ top look-alikes (I am sure that is a way overdone comparison by now) are bizarrely amusing, with their red-necked love affair with everything that makes me cringe. Being raised almost a vegetarian, I want to dry heave thinking about the entree du jour being fried squirrel brains.
Are we so desperate to associate with anyone who calls himself a Christian that we will utterly cave and go to the opposite of the culture into backwoodsman crude? Why is it that we will put up with sarcastic women and men bragging that they don't take showers because they pray before dinner?
Christians this is how the non-Christians want to paint you out as--backwoodsman less respected than the Bigfoot hunters. This is not a compliment. A&E are mocking Christians, folks and making a lot of money off Christians supporting this program.
Sometimes Christians can be incredibly gullible. Somebody is fooling us. I don't buy these Duck Dynasty guys. This is about making money. They may be Christians, but I don't believe this is anything but pure entertainment. If you watch it, watch Duck Dynasty for fun, but not to jump onto the bandwagon that these guys are being a great witness for the gospel to the world.