Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Oh God!

God is the immemorial refuge of the incompetent, the helpless, the miserable. They find not only sanctuary in His arms, but also a kind of superiority, soothing to their macerated egos: He will set them above their betters.
H. L. Mencken (1880–1956), journalist

For Christ's sake, will these people ever give up? Now, according to the New York Times, Christian groups in India are demanding a ban on a Bollywood movie depicting a sexual relationship between a priest and a woman half his age. Forget that any number of Hollywood movies show the lopsided-age relationship, but this is a cloth of a different cut. The General Secretary of Catholic Secular Forum Joseph Dias said that Religion needs to be a personal affair and should not be a subject for entertainment or for commercial use.

I wonder how many times Mr. Dias watched “Passion of the Christ”? Let’s hope that they continue to protest and call attention to this movie called “Sins” and it becomes a huge hit.

Another problem with this movie, right off the bat, we see that there is a lack of verisimilitude in because the priest is interested in a woman and not a helpless innocent child that he could molest for years. I suspect the myriad Catholic groups will protest such a movie when it too eventually gets made.


Anonymous said...

Please don't generalize Catholics in that way. We are not all like that, and please realize that not all priests molest children, but people like you like to hear scandalous stuff about other people, so we never actually get to hear the good about priests.

The Misanthrope said...

People like me? Hmmm, look who is generalizing now.

B2 said...

Actually, I know what she means by "people like you," Misanthrope, and she's right -- you're a big meanie. Now please share with our readers that priest story you told me earlier. It's a great example of how one can generalize about an entire profession from one afternoon's adventure.