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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Vatican Slams 'Avatar': Superficial, 'Bland'


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/12/vatican-slams-avatar-prom_n_419949.html



Word from the Vatican: The Vatican newspaper and radio station are criticizing James Cameron's 3-D blockbuster for flirting with the idea that worship of nature can replace religion – a notion the pope has warned against. They call the movie a simplistic and sappy tale, despite its awe-inspiring special effects.

"Not much behind the images" was how the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, summed it up in a headline.

You know, it just seems odd that PapaNazi Bentadick would find much threat in a movie, even if it is full of blue people.

Does he know that smurfs used to be on TV?

This is right up there with proclaiming Harry Potter to be a work of the devil. Of course, I expect this from the ignorant snake-handling Baptists of my world and family, but not from the otherwise educumated leaders of all peoples Catholic.

Meanwhile as PapaNazi dissed Avatar, do you think he paused to think about the afront he presented to the score of perfectly reasonable naturalistic religions that still find refuge on this little planet?

I doubt it. Something there is about most forms of religion that precludes, more likely discourages, coherent thought.

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