Wednesday, May 6, 2009

If Anyone Would Know "Outlandish"...

In a sign that spring has truly sprung, Catholic groups are attacking the film sequel to The DaVinci Code. The new Tom Hanks/Ron Howard epic, Angels & Demons (things the Catholic Church still believes actually exist, I might add) is about a symbologist who is enlisted by the Vatican to uncover a revenge plot against the Church by the Illuminati. Man, those Hollywood types are cuckoo!

Though, as somebody raised Catholic (and still racked by the requisite doubts of self, soul, and soil) I could probably rattle off a few dozen stories that sound crazier by comparison. You'll find them in a wacky little tome called the Bible. Talk about being hoisted by your own petard; you've gotta love the lack of irony inherent in organized religion. Whenever any God group stages a protest, it puts itself in the position of criticizing a secular portrayal of something of which they themselves have no firsthand knowledge. It takes Almighty-sized cojones to call a modern book "rubbish", when it's being compared to an ancient one full of virgin birth, goats in robes, and flaming, talking vegetation. Then again, cojones is the one thing not lacking in the Catholic Church. As I recall, their indecent exposure has cost them quite a bit of money in the past few years. Crazy.

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