“My Future Self and Me” (616) is Why I Don’t Take Drugs

When Stan’s parents can’t parent-up enough to talk with him about the importance of not doing drugs, they hire an actor to pretend that he is Stan from the future – a Stan that did take drugs and turned out to be a total loser. It’s a pretty funny concept, and it really does teach us an important lesson about being able to communicate with our children. If we don’t tell them what’s important – and in an honest way – who can they possibly trust?

Funny enough, when Cartman sees that Stan has become a total loser, he bows down and thanks God, praising him for this hilarious outcome to Stan’s life. Aside from Cartman being a crappy friend, this illustrates something else: our obsession with attributing to God that which we appreciate. When great things happen, people say “Thank God” all the time, but often, it seems unlikely that these are things that God would have done – or at least intentionally enough to deserve praise. Why would God be responsible for making Stan a loser?

Have you ever thanked God and then suddenly thought to yourself, actually, God probably had nothing to do with that? Can you think of a good example of thanking God when He probably wouldn’t want anything to do with what you’re talking about?

Did you see this episode? Did you notice the cross on the wall of the Osbournes’ home when they’re watching tv in the beginning?

Get a FREE Bonus Chapter from The Zen of South Park.

Read about other South Park episodes.

Advertisements

One Response

  1. […] Zen of South Park “My Future Self and Me” (616) is Why I Don’t Take Drugs August 6, 2008When Stan’s parents can’t parent-up enough to talk with him about the […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: