Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

Let us praise then Father Slawomir Kostrzewa for alerting the world to it. Let us give thanks to the Polish priest for having the courage to stand apart from the crowd and deliver an unpalatable truth emanating from the little town of Billund.

And that truth is: Lego is evil.

Yes, that’s right. L E G O is E V I L.

Why? According to the good priest, Lego in its new series of creatures, has gone over to the side of malevolence; its Monster Fighters and Zombie figures are about ‘‘darkness and the world of death’’. He is quoted as saying that ‘‘friendly fellows have been replaced by dark monsters. These toys can have a negative effect on children. They can destroy their souls and lead them to the dark side.’’ Those imps have faces of satisfaction ‘‘with their evil deeds’’ while the ‘‘good suffer in battle’’.

There is not much you can accuse the Danish of these days. Possibly in olden times, there was good reason, what with those marauding fellows in long boats with their plundering and pillaging, but these days, why the Danes are as harmless as their monarchy. Except for the sinister people at Lego and their building blocks of demonic instruction. Legoland is not a theme park. It is the village of the damned.

We can also thank the good priest for warning parents at local Catholic schools of the occult perils that My Little Pony can bring to their children. Truthfully, who suspected such a thing but was afraid to say? There isn’t that much niceness in the world. Children, you are being seduced by Satan. Those unicorns are not cute!

And thus an idiot, yet again, may have influence over young minds. Of course, given the gift of the religious garb that bestows some sort of legitimacy to his views, Father Kostrzewa can go hell for leather in his zealotry. He sees in the unicorn a combining of New Age flapdoodlery and the Antichrist. Work that out. He also doesn’t like Harry Potter and the Twilight franchise. Of course, he wouldn’t – all those vampires and wizards. That’s not enlightenment to God, that’s subversive entertainment. Can’t have that.

Alas we do not know the priest’s views on the impact of Chelonians on young people. We expect it wouldn’t be favourable. This particular merry band of friends might fight the good fight against evil, but teenage mutant ninjas, trained by a rat? That’s diabolical.

Look where it can lead. Recently two men in Albury dressed as Raphael and Leonardo ninja turtles found themselves on the wrong end of the law after causing a drunken ruckus for being denied entry into a nightclub. Clearly, this proves there is a link between cartoons and crime.

And now along comes The Lego Movie where good battles evil, block by block. Poor Father Kostrzewa must think the whole world is against him. Which, quite rightly, it is.

As one psychologist says of the Lego crusade: ‘‘These are just blocks.’’

The real blockhead sees evil where there is none.

Warwick McFadyen is a senior writer