CBS’ new show “Young Sheldon” is a spinoff of the hit series “The Big Bang Theory” and on Thursday’s episode, “A Mother, a Child, and a Blue Man’s Backside,” the family prays in the name of Jesus, but the prayer is followed by the remarks of an adult Shelden who’s critical of Christianity.
In the episode, young Sheldon, played by Iain Armitage, becomes angry with his mother Mary (Zoe Perry) because she takes away his inappropriate comic books. The comic featured weapons, violence and a blue character whose backside was showing.
The overprotective mother, who’s an evangelical Christian, went as far as to demand that the comic book store clerk never sell a magazine to her son again. As the story progresses, young Sheldon demands he wants to be treated like an adult and begins to make his own decisions until a tornado hits their neighborhood and he finds himself in his mother’s arms.
The natural disaster reminds Sheldon how much he still needs his mom and he clings to her as she prays to Jesus.
“In the name of Jesus, I place a hedge of protection around this house and my family. I command this storm to skip over our home in Jesus’ name,” Mary is heard praying with conviction. “I wish peace to every single person in this room and declare that not one of us will get hurt in this storm, in Jesus’ name!”
“Pray harder!” Sheldon exclaimed.
As the family left the house and their home was spared from the storm, young Sheldon noticeably made up with his mother and hugged her in gratitude.
The fuzzy moment, however, followed a snarky comment made by the narrator (adult Sheldon) who adds: “The good news was most of our neighborhood was spared. The bad news: My mother thought she had something to do with it.”
Although CBS was praised for showing a prayer, many viewers disliked the comment that followed, which implied that praying to God has no power.
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Source: Christian Post