An exciting new development in religious morals, virtues and public relations:
CBC's take on altar boys blasphemy: Catholic group
OTTAWA -- A CBC pilot program that portrays altar boys as druggies and the Catholic communion host as "munchable snack food, possible poker chips and a repository for drops of LSD" has sparked a complaint accusing the public broadcaster of blasphemy.
"Catholics should not have to pay for shows where their most sacred rituals and images are considered a starting point for dramatic licence," said the Catholic Civil Rights League, which intends to lodge a formal complaint today with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for airing The Altar Boy Gang.
"With this program, the CBC has moved into the area of blasphemy of sacred rituals."
The Catholic Church: Taking a stand for the ramrod-straight sanctity and morality of altar boys everywhere.
Wait ... that didn't come out right ...
...that didn't come out right...
The question is, did it go in right?
I really hate finding myself agreeing with conservative fundamentalist folks about anything - but they have a bit of a point about the networks being excruciatingly careful not to offend Muslims - but less than careful when it comes to the sensibilities of Christians.
Granted there's a distiction between a minority religion and the faith that was the overwhelmingly dominant force in Canadian society up until very recently - still they have a smidgen of a point.
As a Catholic, I'm glad you made that joke. The waters are no longer muddied. Anyone who answers an attack on anothers faith with an attack of their own, especially using something as profoundly hurtful as child abuse, reveals themselves for what they truly are.
You sir, are a bigot.
Tell me...how big was the smile on your face as you turned that knife?
Congratulations. You are able to take pleasure in someone else's pain.
How educated of you.
So essentially anonymous you are condoning the sweeping under the carpet of heinous child abuse by your church? Other than blaming gays for the crimes of your leadership, nothing has really been done to hold the criminals within your church accountable. That is acceptable how?
Reading comprehension: CC was not claiming that Catholics are pedophiles or that Catholicism is abusive to children. Rather, he was pointing to the fine work done by the church hierarchy in protecting priests who were guilty of those sins.
If you believe that criticizing the church is the same as criticizing all Catholics, then you're going to be feeling defensive quite frequently...
but they have a bit of a point about the networks being excruciatingly careful not to offend Muslims
What have Muslim Canadians done recently to invite scorn? I'm sure they haven't supported institutional sexual abuse and a consequent cover-up.
One can make the point about disrespect without dragging innocent people into the whole thing.
Frankly, the Church better get over itself. It loses more adherents the more defensive it gets.
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