Skip to comments.Vatican Says 'Simpsons' Are Okely Dokely
Posted on 12/22/2009 4:38:28 PM PST by Abathar
VATICAN CITY -- To put it as the devout Ned Flanders would, the Vatican's newspaper thinks "The Simpsons" are an okely dokely bunch.
L'Osservatore Romano on Tuesday congratulated the show on its 20th anniversary, praising its philosophical leanings as well as its stinging and often irreverent take on religion.
Without Homer Simpson and the other yellow-skinned characters "many today wouldn't know how to laugh," said the article titled "Aristotle's Virtues and Homer's Doughnut."
The paper credited "The Simpsons" -- the longest-running American animated program -- with opening up cartoons to an adult audience.
The show is based on "realistic and intelligent writing," it said, though it added there was some reason to criticize its "excessively crude language, the violence of certain episodes or some extreme choices by the scriptwriters."
Religion, from the snore-evoking sermons of the Rev. Lovejoy to Homer's face-to-face talks with God, appears
(Excerpt) Read more at theindychannel.com ...
b). Futurama was funny except when it wasn't a) stupid and/or b) taking gratuitous shots at everything decent and holy.
So what do they about the abortion in Obamacare?
♫♪♫Everyone else loves Ned Flanders!♪♫♪
Just what I was waiting for all my life, the Papal blessing of the Simpsons. Someone call me when they extend the same courtesy to South Park.
Doesn’t the Vatican have anything better to do with its time?
The Church opposes abortion. Period.
It’s not the Vatican. It’s a newspaper published by some clerics in the Vatican.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't "The Flintstones" the first adult oriented cartoon TV show? They even had Winston Cigarettes as a show sponsor. How non-PC, and adult, can you be!
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"LOR is a semi-official newspaper, which is a whole lot more official than a "Vatican spokesman said". That's just a fact."
-- Campion, October 13, 2009
“Semi-official newspaper” is still not the same as “the Vatican”.
I do not confuse issues, and as often as Campion is right, I am not beholden to his statements or understandings and he is not beholden to mine.
Do they KNOW that Marge posed for Playboy?
She's quite the little tramp, actually, LOL!
Now I cannot find that post. I used the search function, but it doesn't appear. It was about a Vatican official touting Bart Simpson as a good Catholic.
Does anyone have the link for that posting? Was it scrubbed from FR?