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The psychological warfare scene illustrates in a humorous way the power of words, as does the part of "The Christmas Show" where Melvin gets Davy in the kidneys. Contrary to the popular retort "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me," Davy, Toto, and Mike engage in a virtual slugfest of insults, finding the most cutting statements to injure and disable their opponents. The Bible encourages us constantly to use our words to build each other up, not tear each other down (see a concordance for a full listing).

Please note that this does not imply that I condone the Word-Faith movement or any group that encourages people to "speak life" in a metaphysical sense. In fact, quite the opposite is true. For more information about these cultic practices, read Christianity in Crisis by Hank Hanegraaff and the updated version of The Kingdom of the Cults by Dr. Walter Martin, both of which are available from the Christian Research Institute.

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