Comments: Sheesh

I particularly liked the part where they exempt "movies where the violence is central, like Passion of the Christ."

Posted by Jonathan Dresner at April 19, 2004 06:41 PM

Blood religions get special dispensation.

Posted by Hal at April 19, 2004 07:38 PM

Well, it can't be wrong if it's God, right?

I had a whole, bitter rant written about the amazing hypocrisy of religion (or at least religious people) but I decided not to post it.

I never thought, or cared, much about religion until Dubya started this recent Crusade and recently I'm finding that I'm becoming irrational on the subject. :)

Posted by Anne at April 20, 2004 10:42 AM

There's a whole lot of death in The Patriot, including two of Mel Gibson's kids. It's the motivating factor behind Gibson's character - to avenge their deaths. He doesn't become a "patriot" until it affects him personally.

Great blog.

Posted by Mustang Bobby at April 20, 2004 11:25 AM

You have to be crucified not to be offensive? How twisted is that?

(Thanks.)

Posted by Anne at April 20, 2004 04:09 PM

While browsing family letters from around the end of the 18th century, my Baptist ancestors were roundly complaining about the G-dless behavior in the Army and Militia. Not only was there swearing, there was card playing and the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Tsk, tsk, such behavior from a group of people who were shooting each other and blowing things up.

Posted by Bryan at April 20, 2004 07:22 PM

Okay...so it's institutionalized hypocrisy with a venerable history.

Either that, or it's some peculiar, religion-inspired blind spot. The sight of a woman's breast or the sound of a word referring to body functions will send you to hell, but turning someone's insides into their outsides is okey-dokey.

I'm so grateful my morality isn't that pathetic.

Posted by Anne at April 21, 2004 01:50 PM