1. And it came to pass that I sat with my two daughters, the Butterfly and the Ladybug, to watch The Princess and the Frog.
2. Lo, when the film had completed, the Butterfly pondered: “Why didn’t Tiana’s friend be a frog after she kissed the frog prince?”
3. And the Ladybug answered thus: “For she was a princess: the princess of Mardi Gras.”
4. But I, being confused, asked her: “But if she be a princess, then should not her kiss have transformed him back into a prince?”
5. And the Ladybug, being wise, answered thus: “For the hour of midnight had passed, and she was no longer a princess.”
6. But the Butterfly asked: “But if she was not a princess and only a girl, then shouldn’t she turn into a frog like Tiana did?”
7. And the Ladybug, being clever, answered thus: “For the magic of the curse had passed at midnight as well.”
8. But I, being confused again, asked her: “But then why did Tiana turn back into a human when she kissed the frog prince?”
9. And the Ladybug answered: “For she was a true princess, since she was now married the prince.”
10. But Butterfly objected, saying: “I thought you said the magic was used up.”
11. And the Ladybug countered: “No, only the magic to transform a non-princess human into a frog had expired.Â The magic of a princess to transform a frog to a human still remained.”
12. And I countered thus: “They never say anything like that in the movie.”
13. And the Ladybug, being of the pure faith, said: “Because Disney is good,” and would speak no more upon it.
14. And lo, I understood how religion (or, at the very least, apologetics) began.