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Spiritual Guidance...on "Fraggle Rock"

“Fraggle Rock” was that quirky Jim Henson show with muppets—not THE “Muppets” and not “Sesame Street”—living underground and working together. The theme song went, “Dance your cares away, worries for another day.” While the show is somewhat obscure, Kayleigh Roberts argues that it may have something to say about today’s nontraditional spirituality, that is, spirituality that is not tied to a specific religion.
 
According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, 44% of Generation Y members—those of you born between 1983 and 1997, and thus, possible watchers of “Fraggle Rock”—call themselves “religious,” while an additional 35% call themselves spiritual.
 
The Fraggles did not worship a God, but when they sought out advice, they always went to the same character: the Trash Heap. It was almost as if they were making a pilgrimage to the Trash Heap, leaving their underground home in search of guidance. She was their spiritual leader and set them on the right path.

Okay, so you probably do not go to anything resembling a talking trash heap, but do you have a particular spiritual leader you go to in times of need? And do you think Fraggle Rock had a spiritual undertone or is this student overthinking a show about puppets? [North by Northwestern]
 

 

Posted: 6/5/08